Posted by Kracker_Jap
After thinking about it for a while doesn't signing with a major network like the Elite CBS deal automatically lead to more sponsors???
With the Elite shows being free now I will tivo them and watch'em I'm sure alot of others will too... it seems like a good time for sponsors to get some cheaper advertising dollars towards our demographic ???
My thoughts exactly.Being on CBS,I would think,would lead to bigger sponsers for Elite XC.
I think some people might be under -estimating Elite XC. I know that Ken Shamrock is far from being the best fighter in the world today,but he's still a huge name,and one of the biggest draws the UFC ever had.Now he's with Elite XC,who now has a deal with CBS.Then you have Kimbo Slice.Sure were really not sure how solid his arsenal of MMA skills are,but the guy has got a lot of popularity.It seems,at least were I live,that his name comes up a lot in MMA talk.I think for better or for worse he's become,or will become a popular name in MMA.Their's just something about the guy that appeals to people.Add in the fact that this guy,who is considered one of the most contraversal athletes in the sport,might get to fight one the biggest draws ever for the UFC,live on CBS,and I think your dealing with a major contender in terms of viewership.
I also remember and interview a month or two back with Dana White talking about the UFC expanding into Europe,and him talking about how it's a very difficult thing to do.I then remember reading around the same time on SHERDOGS front page,that Elite XC bought out an MMA promotion based in Europe.
That always stuck in my mind as interesting.
Only times gonna tell,but I think Elite XC is going to become a pretty good contender for the UFC.I don't see them outdoing the UFC by no means,but I think their going to make an impact.