There's dumb and there's too clever by half, this is just dumb:
According to Dion, Noons (6-1) tentatively was scheduled to appear on this card, but before EliteXC would offer him a contract, it wanted him to commit to three additional matches under its stewardship. Dion would not commit.
"They're trying to slam-dunk guys into long-term contracts in order to be on CBS," Dion said.
K.J., it's time for new management. That CBS exposure will make entire careers. Missing the chance to appear on the network television MMA debut as the 160lb EliteXC champion will not come again.
And Sam Caplan's most excellent Fight Critic analysis of last nights IFL card points out the dead end that the top fighters in that promotion find themselves in:
The whole feud to the death between the UFC and IFL is hella stupid. Its not like the IFL is any kind of threat to Dana's dominance both sides should stop getting in the way of fighters getting the best fights.
Update [2008-4-5 14:28:34 by Kid Nate]:
We get mail, reader D S writes:
This is why no one outside the hardcore fans take blogs seriously. For as much self back-patting you guys do about how you know more than the mainstream, you make pronouncements on subjects like this without even attempting to find out all the facts in a situation.