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MMA on CBS

#1 Postby ronnie kray » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:19 am

looks like you could see Kimbo Slice fighting on CBS!

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CBS to Air MMA Live in Primetime

"The CBS Television Network and ProElite Inc. announced a multi-year deal on Thursday that would make Elite Xtreme Combat, the mixed martial arts promotional arm of ProElite, available in primetime on major network television.

Four two-hour Saturday evening specials will air live on CBS in 2008."
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#2 Postby veganpotter » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:33 pm

Wow...I never thought this would happen. I have cable so it makes no difference to me but its great that a major network is willing to show this during prime time.

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#3 Postby JW » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:31 pm

it was probably just a matter of time.
UFC has become so popular and accepted on TV, eventually one of the major networks had to bite.

don't think the original UFC rules would fly though :wink:
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#4 Postby ronnie kray » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:03 pm

^definitely not. haha!

even with these new rules and regulations, i am wondering how the usual CBS viewers will react when they see this.

"Next it's Andy Rooney on 60 minutes...
coming up after that... KIMBO SLICE!"


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#5 Postby ronnie kray » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:28 am

seems the first official fights for the CBS debut of Elite XC have been announced. Phil Baroni vs. Ninja Rua, Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, and Kimbo Slice vs. to be announced. the debut is set to happen on May 31.

i also heard that Tito Ortiz wants to go to Elite, to get a rematch against Frank Shamrock. he has one more fight on his UFC contract, which will be against Lyoto Machida, then he is free to sign with Elite. that should be interesting.
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#6 Postby JW » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:38 pm

that would be pretty cool.

what are Tito's chances against Shamrock?
I'm thinking he loses ... again
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#7 Postby endcruelty » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:50 pm

haha for a second i thought you wrote ken shamrock and thinking tito would lose against him ..... me needs to learn to read better 8)

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#8 Postby body122506 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:41 am

Wow I would like to see Kimbo fight someone who takes him down. I wonder how he will perform on the ground because all his past fight was on his two feet.
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#9 Postby JW » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:32 am

I've been hearing that Mark Cuban is getting involved in MMA.
Is this factual? Which organization?
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#10 Postby ronnie kray » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:47 pm

JW wrote:I've been hearing that Mark Cuban is getting involved in MMA.
Is this factual? Which organization?

i remember reading about this as well. i think he wanted to promote some events on HDNET, which he owns. here, i found an article on it. he's got enough money to sign some major talent. maybe something may come out of this.

speaking of which, i hear a rumor that Tim Sylvia is leaving the UFC. his contract is up, so he may sign with Elite. so maybe we'll see Tim on CBS too.
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#11 Postby JW » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:08 pm

Thanks ronnie!

this should be interesting.
If anyone can do it... Cuban can!
(probably a matter of time before he has his first bout) :lol:
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#12 Postby ronnie kray » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:26 pm

Kimbo's next opponent has been announced!

it will be James "The Colossus" Thompson.

Thompson... he's got a spotty record, he has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. but he has a lot of experience fighting some top competition in big promotions like Pride FC. i have to say i like the way Kimbo is working his way up, fighting better competition with each fight. he is not trying to jump into deep waters right away and fight a top 10 ranked heavyweight right away. unlike some other fighters who use their celebrity status to get a fight with an ex champion in only their second professional fight *coughbrocklesnarcough*
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#13 Postby ronnie kray » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:09 pm

Gina Carano has been added to the May 31st card! also Robbie Lawler vs Scott Smith. and it's all for free on CBS!

click here to see the promo

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#14 Postby ronnie kray » Fri May 30, 2008 2:39 pm

tomorrow is the big debut for Elite XC. a lot of people of work have been buzzing about it. and its been getting all sorts of coverage in the news, mostly because of Kimbo Slice. he got the cover of ESPN magazine and news stories all over the place, like this one. don't know how deserving of such coverage, he's only had two professional fights after all. but it is building up a lot of hype so it should get good ratings.

everyone can watch it for free on CBS! :D
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#15 Postby xredmenacex » Sat May 31, 2008 11:25 pm

I was excited to watch this and the first few fights were short but entertaining but I was pretty disappointed by the last two being needlessly called off. I kind of think they were afraid their new ratings draw, Kimbo, was gonna get beat and so they called it when the Colossus' ear got popped.


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