Tonight, the WEC showed a much better product (granted, they are owned by the UFC owners). The two title fights were freaking fantastic!! I wish THAT was what would have been shown on CBS. It would have given folks more of a true MMA feel..
Absolutely. The EliteXC event was embarrassing for the sport.
Kimbo is an AWFUL fighter, and I now believe Dana White's assertion that BJ Penn at 155 lbs could wipe the floor with Kimbo. I don't understand how the fight was stopped when it was, when Slice was clearly on the ground, in worse shape, with no defense at the end of the 2nd round. Lots of inexplicable calls on a godawful fight.
The Carano fight was decent, as she at least shows some technical skills and good accuracy with her punches, but the COMPLETE AND TOTAL lack of any sort of defense from her opponent was incredibly disappointing. That and Carano was clearly gassed at the end.
The overall production quality was embarrassing as well. They looked as if they were trying to market it as pro wrestling. None of the 'athletes' on this card showcase what the sport is about. Overall, terrible.
The WEC event on the other hand, showcased 2 fight of the year candidates and some excellent striking and submissions. THAT was the event that should have been shown on CBS.
I agree, although I missed the WEC matches and now wished I had caught them.
Both Kimbo and Thompson looked bad. If Kimbo had any
endurance at all he could have finished Thompson many times over. And if Thompson had any
jujitsu skills at all he could have submitted Kimbo 10 times. The whole fight I was saying to the tv, "hes open hit him, knee him" "god his arm is right there do a kimura"
Carano did well but she also needs lots of endurance work.