Oct
7

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.

4 Comments to “Slice is Sliced.”

  • MMA Magazine March 29, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    More and more fighters keep popping up so I see many of these organizations and promoters ending up with plenty of quality fighters in the next 3-5 years if not sooner.

  • max October 28, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    very good post
    great site brother!

  • Chuck October 7, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Thats a pretty big generalization. There are guys in Elite XC and Strikeforce that are definitely UFC caliber. If Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields, Antonio Silva and Brett Rogers got in the cage with a UFC newbie…they would put on an exhibition.

  • Mark K. October 7, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    I just haven’t been impressed with the caliber of the fighters in the Elite XC. The fact that many of them used to be in the UFC and left because they couldn’t match up (or weren’t as popular as they used to be) with the rest doesn’t help my perception of the league. It would be interesting to see a match between champions of UFC and Elite XC, even for just exhibition.

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