I'm a fan of MMA but not a pro on the topic as I have watched very few fights. Seeing how I havn't had cable for the past 2 years, I was pumped that MMA was on the Rabbit Ears.
All I have to say is that Elite XC is a joke compared to the UFC fights I have seen. CBS turned MMA into a WWE spectacle tonight as I was disappointed in the lack of professionalism they portrayed.
As for the fighting ............ the first two fights were your typical Pro Vs Joe 2 minute TKO matchups. I figured they could show case something better than that for their Network TV debut. The women’s fight was great, well fought and action packed. After this point they screwed the pooch. They called the best fight of the night due to a finger in the eye ..... an incident that should have resulted in a 5 minute rest, but some uppity Doc got her panties in a bunch and called it a minute into the rest. The main fight, Kimbo Vs the Britt, showed that Kimbo has fists and that's about it. He got worked on the ground, but in the end blasted that fool with a nice combo. This fight proved to me that Kimbo can be beat easily on the ground by a seasoned MMA pro. To top it off they called this fight as well because the Bitt’s whack ass cauliflower ear exploded. He would have got worked either way, but damn calling two good fights on your network debut is a great way to turn people off.
In the end CBS and Elite XC screwed their chance to expose MMA to the masses. I wish it would have been UFC instead of Elite XC, but hey this novice MMA fan with rabbit ears can’t be picky.
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc