MORE MEDIA TAKES ON ELITE XC ON CBS PLUS KIMBO POST-FIGHT VIDEO

This one is befuddling…N.Y. Times thought the Kimbo fight was great and Smith-Lawler was dull..

The next bout, between Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith, was a dull affair. The officials stopped it in the third round after what they deemed an accidental foul — Smith took a thumb in his right eye — and the bout was declared a no contest. But that fight was quickly forgotten when Slice stole the show.

MORE NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF ELITE XC ON CBS

USATODAY: CBS’ black eye, Despite victory, Kimbo Slice has long battle to prove legitimacy, Foray into MMA gives CBS optimism.

L.A. TIMES: MMA show with Kimbo Slice scores big in Los Angeles

ROCHESTER DEM: The ratings for the first EliteXC show on CBS in primetime Saturday night will be interesting 

WASHINGTON TIMES, NOT HAPPY: Those who tuned in last night to watch CBS’ Elite XC Saturday Night Fights witnessed one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the history of organized competition. Not. 

VARIETY: CBS punches Saturday ratings, mixed-martials arts strikes blow for network

FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM: Slice won, but was it a win for MMA on CBS?

SMALLEST PAPER EVER..ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM: The pro fighting game today is ignorant and vile, unlike the past.

Awesome job by MMARated.com.  

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2 Comments on “MORE MEDIA TAKES ON ELITE XC ON CBS PLUS KIMBO POST-FIGHT VIDEO”

  1. GameFace Says:

    Hey Steve,

    You have had the Ref Marigliotta on before, I think you should reach out again and interview him in regard to his referring of the Kimbo/Thompson fight. I have three questions for you to ask

    -In the First round JT had Kimbo ib a guiooltine choke and Kimbo tapped his hands before he gave the thumbs up. Did you not see that? JT even told you he tapped.

    -A few times JT had Kimbo in side control and you stood them up, why?

    -In rd two at the 40 sec mark you warned Kimbo to protect himself. JT continued to pund away fopr the remainig of the round, did you think Kimbo was proteting himself? Also prior to that JT was pounding on him since the 1:20 mark of that round. Why no stoppage due to the fighter not defending himself?

    -Rd 3 you stopped the fight with JT on his feet, yes he was rocked but was not out. What were you thinking at that time. In rd 1 Kimbo had connected on JT and had him rocked why didn’t you stop it on the feet in rd 1. Was it cause JT was winning the fight 2 rds to zero.?

    -what did you tell JT after the stoppage and he slapped you?

    Thanks Steve I know you will get him on.

  2. GameFace Says:

    Great Interview with Dan. I thought his answer to the 2nd rd when JT was on top for the last 40 seconds and he didn’t sto pit even though Kimbo was’t protecting himself but did tell dan he was okay, that helped him not stop the fight. But will be criticized.


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