Have no doubt about this: Slice would be destroyed by any legitimate mixed martial artist. Had Slice faced ex-WWE champion Brock Lesnar, the current UFC rookie hopeful, he’d had been beaten in less than two minutes.
As it was, Slice struggled his way to a sloppy third-round knockout of a complete tomato can.
You can’t blame Slice, because he had no business being in a main event of a mixed martial arts bout at this stage of his progression. It takes years of training and sacrifice to reach the main event in MMA and Slice was only there because of the notoriety he’d gained in his YouTube street brawls.
It was kind of ironic that at the show’s opening, Shamrock said with a straight face, “You won’t find them fighting in a bar and you won’t find them fighting in the street.”
Well, this card featured a guy (Baroni) who fights in bars and another who made his name by fighting in the streets.
CBS should have known better.
The fans deserved better.
The sport deserved better.
The CBS folks ought to take a look at the WEC card on the cable network Versus on Sunday to see how an MMA show is supposed to be put together. They’ll learn from watching that show how to introduce the viewers to the fighters but not drag the show on like a book that goes on 200 pages too long.
They’ll see quality fighters between trained and competitive MMA fighters.
Hopefully, CBS didn’t manage to turn off a large segment to the country to what is a classic and compelling sport.
There’s no question, though, that CBS didn’t do MMA any favors Saturday.
Well put imo.
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