Last night I was watching ShoXC, and while the fights were great there were a few things that still bugged the fuck out of me. I was gonna make another list like I did last time but my boy Sam Caplan beat me to it:
First, what does someone need to do to make sure that EliteXC never has a DJ scratching a record over the PA during fighter introductions ever again? It sounds like crap on TV and it sounds even crappier in person. Sorry to get all Fight Linker on everyone for a second but there’s just no way to sugar coat it. It’s annoying and obnoxious.
On TV, it sounds like someone has the house mic and is just banging it into their hand. At first, I really thought that the bass in the speakers of my TV were messed up. In person, the bass was giving me a migraine. I get the idea, they want to make MMA hip and cool and appeal to its younger demographic. But we’re all here for the fights. Full contact martial arts is hip enough. We don’t need the record scratching unless you’re Grandmaster Flash.
Speaking of trying too hard to be hip, the EliteXC rap song needs to be banished as well. And I’m still not a fan of the dancers. The way the T’N’A aspect is addressed in boxing and the UFC by just having a ring girl display the round number following a round is the way to go. Sometimes less is more.
I’ll bet you dollars to donuts the DJ is that fucking asshole Hapa. He’s been scratching over fighter announcements and judge’s decisions since the K1 Dynamite show, and will probably continue to do that until someone does something about it. I’ve already asked Caplan to punch Skala in the face so it would seem impolite to try and get him to take care of Hapa too. I’ve seen people get smoked in the face with a turntable before, and trust me: they don’t come back. All it would take is one brave soul. I bet the police wouldn’t even arrest you. They’d just put you in a car all official like and then let you out a few blocks from the venue, shake your hand and say “Good job, son. Good job.”