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Slice is Sliced.

Despite what the Elite XC announcers want us to believe Kimbo Slice being defeated by Seth Petruzelli is not a “Rocky” story. It was inevitable that a brawler with hardly any MMA skills would be defeated by a more complete MMA athlete eventually. It is a bit surprising it was a knockout and not a submission, but tomatoes tomatoes.

The whole Elite XC thing I don’t know how to feel about. The cast of characters is nothing but UFC castoffs, dropouts, and never-wases. The fights seem more exciting becuase there is not much ground work, because most of the fighters have no ground game. I’m fairly sure an Elite XC champ would be shredded by a UFC newbie.

Elite XC seems to be trying to protect their big stars from embarrasing defeat, like Kimbo’s. Gina Carano finally fought someone who wasn’t a cream-puff, but when will she fight Cyber?  Elite XC will probably delay that fight as long as possible, because from the looks of it Cyber would tear Carano apart.

I enjoy watching the Saturday Night Fights when their on, but I’m starting to wonder if we’ll ever get to see UFC or Pride on Network Prime Time. I’m also starting to wonder if there is any move to unification, at least in the States, because there is no way I am keeping up with all however many MMA leagues there are.