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Thursday, December 18, 2014

MMA

EliteXC, Kimbo Produce Strong Ratings

I’ve already shared some of my thoughts on Saturday’s EliteXC card in Newark as MMA made its network TV debut on CBS. In particular, I was impressed by Gina Carano and think that’s a strong meal ticket for EliteXC. So getting down to it, there was a lot of mixed reaction to the fights on…Read More

Gina Carano: The Face of Female MMA

MMA, or shall we say EliteXC, decided to make Kimbo Slice the (bearded) face of their organization. It was a conscious decision that they chose to make him into their star, using his brute and daunting appearance as a reflection of the savage nature of the sport. Well, it became quite clear on Saturday night’s…Read More

Kalib Starnes Cut by UFC for Wussing Out

Being at work I didn’t get a chance to watch UFC 83 on Saturday night. From the sounds of things, I didn’t miss much. Site commenter Ace passes along the story of Canadian fighter (dodger?) Kalib Starnes who got cut by UFC for his Oliver McCall-like performance on Saturday night. The previously 8-2 Starnes ran,…Read More

Meet MMA’s Goliath, Hong Man Choi

I’ll readily admit I’m a little late to the MMA party, but I’m coming along strong. I happened to be watching a replay from New Years Eve in Japan on HDNet when I first laid eyes upon Hong Man Choi. Probably for the same reasons I watch Nikolay Valuev fight, Kenny George ball, and Andre…Read More

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