MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock was forced out of the main event fight with Kimbo Slice because of a cut above his eye suffered in a light warm up. I don't think I have ever seen or even heard of this before. The gash required six stitches and Shamrock was not cleared by the doctors to fight.
Now that Shamrock was out, there could be no way for the EliteXC to scrap a Kimbo fight. The crowd and fans would all demand their money back. Enter Seth Petruzelli.
Petruzelli was set to fight on the undercard and got offered the fight. He stepped up and took it. He's a veteran of the sport and appeared on season two of The Ultimate Fighter. That's where the nightmare for the EliteXC begins.
Kimbo Slice was exposed as a tomato can last night. Seth Petruzelli put him to sleep with one punch. Kimbo came out looking to brawl and was caught with a counter punch and went face first into the canvas. The ref gave the fraud the benefit of the doubt and let the fight go. Seth landed a few shots and it was lights out for both Kimbo and hopefully the EliteXC.
Gus Johnson, maybe the worst football announcer ever, was the play by play man for last night's fight card. He called it the biggest upset in mma history. Hilarious. Johnson also said Petruzelli is now a superstar. Really? For beating a guy with three pro fights against has beens? Somewhere Dana White and all the people who said Kimbo was a joke are laughing.
The highlight of the night was seeing Gina Carano. She also had a fight that was pretty entertaining. Carano looked dominant once again in a beating of Kelly Kobald. Gina got the unanimous decision with pinpoint striking and landing the much bigger shots. The face of women's mma looked improved yet again and continues to impress with her fight skills, not just her beautiful looks.
The best fighter in the EliteXC, Jake Shields was victorious yet again. He wore down Paul Daley and secured the win with a second round arm bar submission. The talent level just isn't there in EliteXC to see how good Shields really is.
What happens now to EliteXC? There so-called superstar Kimbo Slice got knocked out by a guy that wasn't even supposed to be on the main card. Who wants to pay hard earned money for a proposed pay per view event with mediocre talent? Not me, and I am a huge fan of mixed martial arts. I have a feeling that CBS will not be renewing EliteXC. Just a hunch.
Last night proved one thing we all have known for a long time now, the UFC is the king of the mma world. No ifs ands or buts about it.