So I was looking at the MMA Weekly story
about the debut of ProElite on CBS, and one of the first things I thought was, "Kimbo Slice is leading the way into prime-time television. Kimbo Slice is going to be the face of MMA to mainstream America. Kimbo Slice
Okay, maybe I'm overreacting (but maybe I'm not), but at the very least, Kimbo and Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith are going to be among the first MMA fighters that Joe & Jane Average see. I mean, how many people are going to think "what the heck is this 'ultimate fighting' thing all about?" - and then decide to tune into ProElite on CBS? Like, a billion, I would think.
Not to take anything away from those fighters above, but they ain't exactly the sport's elite. When someone around here asked "Which UFC Heavyweights could take Kimbo?" about a year ago, the consensus answer was the classic line from Terminator 2
: "Um... All of 'em, I think..." Kimbo has improved since then, and Lawler and Smith are well-respected around the way, but still...
Is this a positive development for the sport?