IFL Grand Prix Bracket
Seriously, this is insane. Horodecki alone has had his title fight go from Fabiano, to Lierley, to Gunderson, to Brenneman, to Schultz, and only one of the 5 tourneys has gone off without a hitch (so far)
I'm noticing two things about this.
"Injured" fighters as for this writing:
Breaking or not renewing contracts:
There is no way all those guys could possibly injure themselves in the course of three months, especially when they were injury free up until they were given the fights, and it doesn't bode well for the company that three of their better guys upped and left.
Everyone knows that IFL is in trouble financially, but I think this shows the end might be closer than everyone thinks.
I'm willing to bet the guys who have all come down with a case of broken toes, fingers, hands, faces, etc are stalling because they all have one fight left on their contracts, and they're hoping to have their contract bought out by whoever ends up holding the pieces of IFL. It seems like some of Prides less than fantastic fighters shoehorned themselves into UFC in a similar fashion, and it wouldn't serve any of those guys to fight for a belt that will end up on ebay within the next few months, especially when you risk entering the free market on a loss in a defuct company.
I really hope IFL can hold itself together, as I really enjoy their fights and the energy of the team aspect, but this isn't looking good at all.