Posts Tagged ‘Elite XC’

TRAMP STAMP DOES IN FEMALE ELITE XC FIGHTER?

August 14, 2008

Steve Cofield has an interesting item on his Yahoo! Sports MMA blog today.

Female fighter Debi Purcell might face difficulty fighting on television for CBS because of the x-rated “tramp stamp” tattoo on her lower back.

The tat says, “Hooray for me. F- You.”

 

DEBI PURCELL

ELITE XC HOLDS SECOND TELEVISED CARD

July 27, 2008

ROBBIE LAWLER (RIGHT)

Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz were among the winners on the second televised Elite XC MMA card Saturday night.

CBS HAPPY WITH MMA RATINGS

June 2, 2008

KIMBO SLICE

CBS is reportedly thrilled by the tv ratings from its initial showing of MMA.

According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, CBS won Saturday night and cleaned up in every key demopraphic thanks to the telecast of Elite XC. Despite almost universal ridicule for what went on in the cage (Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports called it an “entertainining disaster”) there were plenty of positives to take from the initial edition of the CBS “Saturday Night Fights.”

Most importantly, according to USA Today and their media column, CBS’s ratings for men 18-34 were up %271 from their regular Saturday night programming. If you watched the telecast, this allowed the Tiffany Network to load up on fast food and video game commercials as well as other sponsors who would ordinarily NEVER touch the station in that time slot.

Also, Saturday’s ratings don’t even include the main event of the evening-the Kimbo Slice fight. The production value of the program was so incompetent that the show ran 45 minutes late. Therefore, NONE of the Kimbo slice fight (which took place after 11:30) was measured in the ratings.

 

SOME CBS AFFILILIATES TO BLACK OUT ELITE XC CARD THIS WEEKEND

May 30, 2008

The New York Post is reporting in its Friday edition that though MMA is making its network tv debut this weekend, not everyone will get to see the fights. Several markets are blacking the matches out. For instance, MMA fans in Pennsylvania are being forbidden from seeing the card.

Mixed Martial Arts fights are illegal in the state of Pennsylvania and local tv affiliates are interpreting that to mean that the CBS Elite XC bouts can’t even be TELEVISED in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the Elite XC card featuring Kimbo Slice will not be shown in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or any other stations in Pennsylvania.

Outraged fans in Pennsylvania have responded by flooding tv station phone lines and internet message boards.

KIMBO SLICE