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EliteXC and CBS reach deal to bring MMA to primetime....

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:51 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/mma_experts/post/EliteXC-expected-to-air-on-CBS?urn=mma,68962

Kevin Ferguson, the Internet street-fighting sensation known as Kimbo Slice, is expected to headline the first fight card on CBS from either Atlantic City, N.J. or the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:10 pm

Interesting.

Hopefully they can find an opponent for Kimbo that won't curl up in the fetal position and tap after taking one phantom punch 10 seconds in to the fight. Thats how his 1st two Elite fights have gone.

Big news for Elite though. Could they be making a run at UFC for top dog MMA league?
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Unread postby Guest » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:31 pm

They have some pretty good talent and Kimbo who sells tickets.
They aren't anywhere near the UFC as far as depth though.
It's a great move for the sport.
CBS owns Showtime and I had no clue about that.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:51 am

Interesting piece on the move ....

Agree with the author. UFC has to get to prime time if they truly want to be viable. Will be interesting to see which network takes that jump.

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