There’s quite a bit of fallout from last night’s EliteXC “Heat” event on CBS. Of course, the big story the media has focused on is Kimbo Slice’s stunning loss to the relatively unknown Seth Petruzelli. The future of EliteXC is now a bigger question that it was before, and no one knows how it will all play out just yet, especially since the ratings haven’t come back. Although everyone is predicting impending doom for EliteXC.
In the meantime, here’s a round-up of news and notes from around the net.
- Total attendance for the event was 9,414. 7,723 paid for a live gate of $826,433.
- MMA Payout points out the high number of Affliction ads could indicate that CBS/EliteXC were left with a significant amount of unsold ad inventory. Not good, but if I counted right Fedor is now 6-0 against Tim Sylvia.
- Dave Meltzer reported that Yahoo’s coverage of the fights and Kimbo received traffic levels similar to Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals. Hopefully, the ratings are on par.
- Gina Carano is finally getting some respect from everyone. Speaking of Gina, Jeremy Lappen indicated it’s likely she will meet Cyborg for the women’s title in early ’09.
- Nick Diaz will fight Eddie Alvarez at Nov. 8 EliteXC/Showtime event for the vacant lightweight title.
- Don’t let EliteXC’s spin fool you.
- Kevin Iole’s latest article bashing the CBS broadcast team is very hypocritical.
- Ken Shamrock has a history of ruining main events.
If I’ve missed anything important, let me know in the comments below.