Honestly, I thought there was no way Mike Kyle fighting on the EliteXC/Strikeforce card could turn out well. While a lot of people were probably rooting for Kyle to get beat up or hurt, I didn’t want to give in to that kind of negative karma. And of course I also didn’t want to see Kyle win. So how the fuck was I going to come out of watching that fight feeling anything but pissed off at EliteXC for booking it?
Well, things did turn out about as well as they could … Kyle got subbed like a bitch 45 seconds into his fight. The thing I love about that is that he got beaten by skill and technique and composure, which represents the polar opposite of what he’s all about. His showing was about as miserable as they come, so hopefully he won’t be reappearing on any cards I have to watch because of my ‘job’ covering MMA.
That being said, it still bugs the fuck out of me that the CSAC gave this guy his license back, and that EliteXC booked him.