Memo To MMA Fans: I Told You So

John FalcettaSenior Analyst INovember 22, 2008

I have been away from Bleacher Report for several weeks, but have been dying to write this.

EliteXC went out of business.

Looking back on my previous writings about that joke of a promotion, I have to say I was right about it all along. I even called them the new XFL.

I am not trying to gloat too openly, (okay yes I am) but being right never felt so good.

This group put on terrible cards and pushed undeserving fighters to top spots on the  card before they were even close to ready. It made a mockery of mixed martial arts.

Many mainstream reporters who had long had a misguided notion about MMA were given the ammo they needed to continue to dismiss MMA after the CBS broadcasts.

The Chicago Tribune did not propely cover UFC 90 that was held here in Chicago. One writer even wrote that UFC "had a chance to make it long term."

Hello it was the 90th freaking card I think they had proven their staying power

EliteXC took the progress made by UFC back a few years. There is no doubt that if UFC had been putting on these cards, the outcome would have been different.

Qualified fighters main eventing MMA's most high profile cards ever—what a novel concept.

It wasn't all that bad though. EliteXC did give a stage for women's fights on their cards so that goes as a plus in the legacy column.

But that was it.

While that goof Michael Wilbon can cry over the beatdown his guy Mr. Slice received, the MMA world is much better off without him or his lame promotion that pushed him on us.

All I have to say to the Shaws is don't let the door hit you on the way out.

On second thought I hope it does.