Elite XC Primetime Awards

Todd ParmeleeSenior Analyst IJune 3, 2008


It has been three days since the Elite XC event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and I have yet to utter a word about any of the other fights on the card. 

Some quick thoughts:

Fight of the Night – Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith

Runner Up- Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young

Biggest Disappointment – Kimbo Slice’s inability to knockout Thompson early in the fight.  A close 2nd would be Phil Baroni getting TKO’d so quickly. 

Most annoying part of the event – The dancers that seemed to be dancing all the time, it got really irritating. 

Best Part of the Event for a Reporter-  The food was great, I had some seared tuna and some salad.  I definitely was not expecting seared tuna. 

Most exciting moment – When Kimbo Slice and Brett Rogers nearly got into a fight at the press conference.

Quote of the Night- Gina Carano: “I would rather go home with a couple of bruises and a couple of pains then deal with some bullshit from a boss or the outside world.”

Most interesting fact – Gina Carano’s father, Glenn, played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

Left me dumbfounded – Kimbo Slice blamed his lack of cardio, in part to smoking.

Feel Good Moment – When Gary Shaw announced that John Murphy, who usually has long hair, donated his locks to kids with cancer.   

The ratings - 4.3 million viewers on average tuned into the event on CBS.  CBS experienced a 33 percent increase in its target audience, the 18-30 male demographic.  From experience, it would seem that the ratings would decline 20 to 25 percent for the next event.