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BodogFight continues it’s slide into obscurity

Way back when we were still green and ignorant, the peeps at Fightlinker had such high hopes for BodogFight. Fuck … the premise sounded so awesome to us:

Calvin Ayre is the guy behind Bodog, a multi-billion dollar illegal internet gambling empire. The guy can’t set foot on US soil without SWAT getting deployed. In a scenario ripped directly from a bad Jean Claude Van Damme script, ol Cal is flying 16 fighters by helicopter to a fortified compound in the jungle to fight eachother in a reality TV show. The kicker – the winners of the reality show get to have their skulls smashed by Fedor Emelienkobob’s training team, the Red Devils.

Of course, you know how all this turned out. Terrible production values, a leathery Bif Naked, and more skanks than you can shake a stick at. People stopped watching, BodogFight became something of a joke, and many dollars were lost.

Things have been sliding for a while now … a lot of the skilled management has left and Matt Lindland recently said he never knew who to call there or who was calling him regarding his Bodog contract.

Now it looks like the shit has really started to smell: BodogFight is officially off the air. Yup, that’s right – Bodog couldn’t even keep it’s deal with an obscure network like ION. I seriously doubt they’ll be able to secure a new deal … in ION’s defense they never saw how bad BodogFight was going to be before they signed it. Now there’s plenty of content for a TV exec to watch and vomit to.

  • kentyman

    I’m gonna miss Bob Sheridan commentating on “that spinning punch move thing”.

  • Ted Dibiase

    calvin ayre is a douchebag

    his poker website was retarded too

  • ilostmydog

    I’d assume that a lot of this has to do with the patent troll that’s goig after bodog’s online gambling site pretty hard. I hate patent trolls, they fucking killed my RIM stock for a while there. They should be illegal, but it’ll never happen.

  • Accomando

    “…a leathery Bif Naked…”

    Horrible that she is even relevant enough to ever be mentioned at anytime by anyone.

    With that said, her patented scream of “BO-BOG FIIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTT, erghhhrrrr, Fiiiiigggghhhttttt, (refrain)” during the intro of the show, was completely psychotic, and got stuck in my head more than once. Stupid bitch.

    I hate Bif Naked, “she” has got to be a former man.

  • Xavier

    Ayre is a huge douchebag, enough so that while I don’t think gambling should be illegal at all… I still want him to go to jail for it.

  • Jaiden

    No crowds is what killed it for me. Plus, some of their heavyweight fights looked liked two guys got off a couch and wanted to ‘tussle.’

    Who cares about exotic locations. I’m not there. They should have just shown the fights…..

  • Mr. Theplague

    I just accidentally turned to channel 3 every once in a while and caught it. It was better visually than the IFL, and the ladies were boner inducing, but it generally sucked ass. I didn’t know it was all shady and illegal, which is interesting because has a bunch of cross-promotion going with it.

  • fightlinker

    Oh, they’ll take anyone that offers money. If we were doing ads, we’d be whoring for bodog too