Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Jeremy Lappen: We Gave Seth a Knockout Bonus Before the Fight Started

Print  
Posted By Message

MMAcca

Heavyweight Champ

MMAcca Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,123
Career:1,815-1,059
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
802
I didn't want to post anything else on this, but the situation is getting more and more ridiculous every day.

It's hard to know what to make of Jeremy Lappen. He tried to clarify his numerous contradictions today with Michael David Smith of Fanhouse.com, and instead admitted Seth Petruzelli told the truth the first time he spoke:

Regarding the controversy over whether EliteXC paid Petruzelli a bonus (or, as some would call it, a bribe) to keep the fight on his feet, I pointed out to Lappen that he had seemed to contradict himself about what, exactly, EliteXC offered Petruzelli.

Lappen was quoted by Sports Illustrated as saying that EliteXC does not give submission bonuses, while he was quoted by ESPN as saying that Petruzelli was offered a submission bonus. Lappen said both stories misquoted him.

"They're both wrong," Lappen said. "We have given submission bonuses in the past but they're not as common as knockout bonuses. If the question is, 'Have we ever given submission bonuses?' The answer is yes. But we give knockout bonuses more often. We gave Seth a knockout bonus before the fight started. That was part of the deal."












LINK

Post #1   10/11/08 3:01:22AM   

Gannon

MMA Regular

Gannon Avatar
18
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:135
Career:2,115-1,143
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
19
I've listened to two interviews with this guy and and a couple with Seth. In my opinion its a tangled web. Not Good. Not good at all.

Post #2   10/11/08 4:18:52AM   

bojangalz

The Original Playground Bully

bojangalz Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,811
Career:1,553-840
Joined:May 2007
Chips:
670
Looks like $kala isn't the only retart running the show over there. If I didn't care so much about the sport I'd actually enjoy all of this. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Jesus this needs to end soon.

_______________________________________
And as El Guapo always says- "God speed, and party on. Whoap!"

Post #3   10/11/08 4:23:14AM   

JohnnyNapalm

MMA Regular

JohnnyNapalm Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:185
Career:22-14
Joined:Jul 2008
Chips:
36
I remember days on the forums (elsewhere in cyber space) when folk were applauding boxing's demise and MMA's rise and making statements like how boxing is much more corrupt compared to MMA. Well, look at what the cat dragged in... Frickin' pathetic.

If this is supposed to be the UFC's competition hopefully they get crushed soon. Or new management, whichever comes first fastest.

Post #4   10/11/08 5:27:40AM   

Porch28

BANNED

Porch28 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:881
Career:506-292
Joined:Feb 2007
Chips:
102
These are exactly the type of people that need to be away from the sport. He can coat it any way he wants the way I perceive what he is saying is that they bribed Seth to stay standing. How else could it not look like that? Am I missing something? What a joke!!!!!

Post #5   10/11/08 7:40:42AM   

tberg420

Standup Guy

tberg420 Avatar
13
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:466
Career:1,578-861
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
69
This is how boxing began it's downward spiral. People getting into the sport without knowing how to successfully run the business. Stuff like this leads to more fuel on the fire for hatred of MMA. Lets get these clowns out of power and allow the grownups to play.

Post #6   10/11/08 10:15:13AM   

bls1919

Banned From Forums

bls1919 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,068
Career:308-183
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
137
I way i interpet his words. The word knockout bonus doesn't mean your doing the knoucking out. You might be the one geting KTFO. Either way it is still luacris.

Post #7   10/11/08 10:19:20AM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,721
Career:2,394-1,281
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
914
this is gonna get ugly i think cbs needs to get out before their name also gets wiped with this.
i am glad they are investigating

Post #8   10/11/08 11:08:38AM   

matt_black

MMA Regular

matt_black Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:91
Career:467-269
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
11
it makes no sense to give someone a "knockout" bonus BEFORE a fight...i could understand if they said "if you knock kimbo out theres X amount of dollars waiting for you" but to give it before hand makes 0 sense, because going into the fight he already has the money and creates no influence to go right for the KO like if he was told he would get it after the fight

again Shambo XC stinks of fish...

Post #9   10/11/08 2:49:20PM   

saemskin

BANNED

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:319
Career:75-70
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
29
I dont get this. EliteXC does have alot of good fighters in their stable, they don't need to be doing this crooked shit to have GOOD fights.

Post #10   10/11/08 3:57:29PM   

telnights

MODesty

telnights Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,922
Career:1,361-755
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
546
Well I think most hardcore fans know that's EliteXC is shady. I had no doubt about this after the JT vs Kimbo fight. But this just shows that they have and will keep trying to manipulate fights.

_______________________________________
MMA Playground Mod
Telnights
MMAplayground Rules

Post #11   10/11/08 4:18:57PM   

haggiswashere

MMA Sensei

haggiswashere Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,749
Career:384-281
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: SKADUSH!!!!
Chips:
229
its just a matter of time for these clowns. good riddence

Last edited 10/11/08 4:33PM server time by haggiswashere
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #12   10/11/08 4:32:39PM   

jgtribbett

MMA Sensei

jgtribbett Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,118
Career:553-358
Joined:Mar 2007
Camp: Team BloodLoss
Chips:
43
thats for ******* everyone elite xc.. wah wahw ah..

who cares... lets forget this ever happened. if a re-run of the original power rangers was on at the same time.. i woulda watched it instead

Post #13   10/11/08 7:48:47PM   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,762
Career:2,284-1,206
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,253

Posted by telnights

Well I think most hardcore fans know that's EliteXC is shady. I had no doubt about this after the JT vs Kimbo fight. But this just shows that they have and will keep trying to manipulate fights.



Right.

Unfortunately, they don't give a flying f*ck about hardcore fans. And they shouldn't.

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #14   10/11/08 9:45:11PM   

Darnok

Heavyweight Chump

Darnok Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:893
Career:1,473-1,157
Joined:Sep 2007
Camp: The Puddle
Chips:
91
It's still fight fixing doesn't matter how he spins it. They offered him a KO bonus before the fight. That means they are trying to alter the outcome of the fight.

Post #15   10/13/08 1:01:57PM