I was slightly concerned that EliteXC might scrap their June 14th card on account of the Shields/Fickett fight being pulled. After all, they’ve been known to cancel cards in the past when stuff like this happens. But fortunately for us, the event will still go on, and a good chunk of the card has been formally announced:
* K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards (for EliteXC’s lightweight title)
* Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey
* Murilo Rua vs. Tony Bonello
* Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao
* Dave Herman vs. Ron Waterman
So who, you might be asking, is Tony Bonello? Well, he’s an Australian fighter who doesn’t seem to suck! I know, pretty amazing, huh? While he hasn’t faced any serious talent yet, he’s got a 16-0-1 record and a reputation as the real deal. Oh, and a rep as a bit of a jackass too. When a fight between him and Elvis Sinosic fell apart, he showed up at the show wearing an “Elvis Sinosic is a spineless prick” t-shirt.