This should be entertaining: The IFL is going to try and do a live show on MyNetworkTV. On the surface this sounds like great news: we get to see the IFL Grand Prix live on network television. But don’t get too excited because you don’t really get to see the event. You get to see maybe three fights. Because even though the show will be live, it will still only be one hour long.
I’ve always been impressed by the IFL’s ability to fuck up even the best of ideas. Good idea: Showing an event live. Bad idea: Showing 1 hour of an event live. It will also be interesting to see how ‘together’ the IFL is technically. Can they pull this whole thing off without it turning into a gong show? Trying to crunch three live fights into one hour when the UFC has a hard time with 5 over two hours should be interesting to say the least.
I’ll probably tune in just to see if it beats K1 Dynamite USA for poor execution.
If Sherdog.com tells me ‘Congratulations, you’ve been selected to win a free XBOX360′ one more time, I’m gonna kick my fucking computer screen in.
When GSP said he made a lot of changes to the kind of people he hung around with, I would have hoped he’d have weeded out wannabe web designers from his entourage. Apparently not … behold Georges St Pierre’s website, possibly the worst fighter website I’ve seen that doesn’t involve lasers firing out of Frank Shamrock’s eyes.
I don’t wanna drop too much web-science on y’all. God knows, my current site is about as generic as you can get. But at least it’s practical – I can update it easily and quickly. GSP’s new page on the other hand is built completely in flash, meaning it’s very difficult to update. My prediction: the site will be updated once every two months for … two months. And then never again until whoever is supposed to be managing Georges St Pierre’s reputation sees it and throws a fit.
Newbs like to give Babalu Sobral a hard time over his choke of David Heath, but that’s nothing compared to what Mike Kyle did to Bryan Olsen back in May 2006. The CSAC wasn’t able to collect a nice bonus from Kyle like they were for Babalu, so they ‘indefinately suspended’ Kyle from competing in MMA. And by ‘indefinate’ I mean 16 months. Kyle is back in action October 2nd at a Central Valley Cagefighting show in Fresno.
There’s lots of rumbling and grumbling that Kyle will be given a taste of his own medicine soon enough. Isn’t it great to see MMA has grown to the point where we’re willing to deal with our own problems rather than rely on athletic commissions to do that kind of stuff? Thank you CSAC for re-licensing a guy who should never be allowed to fight in mixed martial arts ever again. I hope his $180 application fee sits in your pockets comfortably after the next incident like this.
Whoever’s at the UFC that’s responsible for booking Japanese talent needs to be punched in the face 5000 times by Houston Alexander. Stop booking the wrong guys, goddamnit. The last thing the UFC wants to do is encourage the stereotype that Japanese fighters are bland and never finish fights. While Akihiro Gono certainly has some flashy entrances, over half of his 46 fights have gone to a decision. BORING!