Fighter Payouts are out for EliteXC “Heat”. Amon the bigg winners of the night are Kimbo Slice, Andrei Arlovski and Roy Nelson. Kimbo made $35,714 a second for his disappointing 14 sec. loss to Seth Petruzelli.
With all the shadiness of the first EliteXC on CBS show still on our minds, it looks like we finally have some proof that EliteXC is influencing its fighters so that its cash cow (Kimbo Slice) doesn’t have to expose the weakness in his ground game.
â€œMy original plan was to throw out push kicks, have him think that Iâ€™m gonna throw them more, and then to shoot in on him, obviously. But the promoters kind of hinted to me, and they gave me the money to stand and trade with him. They didnâ€™t want me to take him down, letâ€™s just put it that way. It was worth my while to try to stand up and punch with him.â€
Is MMA going the way of boxing? Should we start drinking that UFC Koolaid and start thinking of the promotion as a brand like in the NFL or MLB?.
Xtreme Couture head coach Shawn Tompkins hosted a viewing party for the Elite XC Heat fight. Xtreme Couture fighters Randy Couture, Sam Stout, John Alessio, Jay Hieron, and Xtreme Couture trainer Ron Frazier all give their analysis on Kimboâ€™s fight against Seth Petruzelli.