So much for the hope that CBS would force EliteXC to ditch their standard hoochie girls and rap music presentation:
Multi-platinum rap music star Busta Rhymes will bring his unique brand of hip-hip to the Prudential Center on May 31st at MMA’s (Mixed Martial Arts) first primetime television event on the CBS Television Network.
Performing the track “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Some Water On ‘Em)” from his upcoming Interscope Records release “Blessed,” Rhymes will set the stage for up-and-coming MMA heavyweight contender Brett Rogers’ bout against John Murphy at the milestone event, “CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).”
“I’m a huge fan of the excitement and intensity of Mixed Martial Arts, and it’s a thrill for me to be a part of the most important event in this sport’s young history,” said Rhymes. “My high-energy performances are a perfect match to get the fighters in the perfect mindset for total domination inside the EliteXC cage on May 31st.”
Now I will say one thing: Busta Rhymes is about a billion kajillion times better than the last rapper they had on EliteXC. And by himself, I don’t have much of a problem at all with him being on the show. But his sudden appearance on the card makes me worry that EliteXC is planning on wheeling out the rest of their ghetto-tastic setup, including the Epilepsy dancers and … please dear fuck no … DJ Hapa. I know it’s kinda old fashioned, but why can’t an MMA event just be an MMA event anymore?