CBS says “Ditch the urban bullshit”
Thank god! While CBS seems okay thus far with the plan to have Kimbo Slice headline their first card, it seems like they’re putting their foot down on the majority of the ‘thug life’ aspects of the show. I pray there was a clause in the deal that sees Jared Shaw launched into space to die as well.
Chonan gets offered a fight
You have to wonder if it was coincidence that the day after a bunch of blogs criticized the UFC for leaving a fighter like Chonan hanging, he gets a call to fight. Of course, I also wonder why his agent wasn’t harassing Joe Silva on a daily basis.
Melendez – Masvidal off the Strikeforce card
Allowing fighters to fight on other cards is like letting your starting lineup play russian roulette the night before the superbowl. FUCKING STUPID.
More info on the CBS-EliteXC deal
Here’s a bunch more details on the EliteXC/CBS television deal. I don’t know exactly what ‘straight time buy’ means, but it doesn’t sound that great. Still, a network TV deal is a network TV deal!
Brock Lesnar off London card
Looks like Dana White has decided to spread his butter a bit thinner across the bread that is UFC events. Originally they were talking about Brock being on the UFC85 card in London. Now it looks like he’ll be reappearing sometime in August.
Jeremy Horn ‘not under contract’
Pretty strange – typically when you’re a replacement fighter, the UFC gives you a deal where you get to come back with enough time to train properly. But Jeremy Horn says he doesn’t have a deal in place with the UFC. Hmmmmm.