Elite/CBS Deal, good or bad for MMA?
I have to say, looking at the Elite roster, this is bad at least for the short term. When they are touting Robbie Lawler and Kimbo Slice as their top guys it is a problem. Robbie is a good striker, as is Scott Smith but they are also rans in UFC and fairly one dimensional although both have certainly improved since their UFC days. The dig on MMA for years has been it is barbaric, goons slugging it out and UFC has done a great job of changing that perception with some incredibly skilled athletes who are well rounded and well spoken etc. Now on th ebiggest stage MMA has ever had it will geature guys who are one dimensional and it will bring those critics out of the wodd work to ciriticize MMA has been done in the past. I think UFC is the best out there and I wish CBS and UFC were not so greedy so they could have had the best deal for the sport but that did not happen. Does anyone know what the stumbling block was on this? I can only hope ELite will in fact get some of the top guys and SIGNIFICANTLY improve it product so more skilled fighters can be featured on the national stage as oppossed to UFC flunkies trying to rehab their careers. I think Elite is a good organization but this is a bad fit for MMA overall.
SO, what do you think of the deal?
Why did UFC/CBS not get the deal done?
Will UFC be able to pull a rabbit out of its hat and get a deal with ABC, NBC or FOX?
Last edited by Chrisl972; 03-26-2008 at 11:43 AM.