Today's mailbag offers a sample of reaction from Ultimate Fighting Championship 85 in London. From
Hughes shouldn't call it quits, and I don't think he will. He's hasn't shown any signs that he's defenseless or that he's taken too much abuse. Sure, better fighters are pounding him right now, but that always happens. Young guys always rise up to defeat established veterans. While 170 pounds is a deep division,
Four pounds is a pretty big misstep. When referring to
The fights were solid, but if a card with ranked competitors isn't enough to grab you, then I can see how the price tag was a bit stiff. But the end result wasn't a card UFC matchmaker
MMA is dead without the regulation that insulates it against so much of the criticism. During the
For a first effort, it was good. But the spacing and timing of the production was off because the first two fights ended in a minute and CBS took time to give a brief introduction to MMA and its rules for spectators new to the sport.
But, according to Senior Executive Vice President of Programming Operations at CBS
Such changes include: less hype, less time between fights, less focus on the ancillary entertainment (dancers, rappers, fireworks), and, probably, no Kimbo in the main event. Per Kahl's words: "I'd put the best fight there."