If you really are choreographing fights and manipulating their outcome, then you really are no better than pro wrestling. which isn’t even a sport, but rather a soap opera. Which is fine because we all know know pro wrestling is fake, but we’re assuming what we see in the cage is legit. Investing millions in and having the face of the franchise exposed as fraud is bad, but if EliteXC did anything to manipulate the outcome of that fight, it’s even worse. You can replace Slice, but you can’t get back your cred once you’ve lost it. And what in the world is a mainstream network like CBS doing right in the middle of all this?
– Jim Rome from ESPN’s Rome Is Burning
Rome’s rant on the alleged EliteXC bribe situation starts around the 2:30 remaining mark.