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Sports talk radio personality Dave Carmichael spoke with UFC President Dana White at the WEC event in Sacramento on Sunday, and naturally the discussion turned to Elite XC. We all know White is no fan of what Gary Shaw and Co. have been doing, but just in case you were unclear he clarifies it with words like “disgusting.”

Speaking positively about competitors has never really been White’s style, but he does make a good point when he says that even in the UFC’s darkest days they never “went the freak show route.” Pride certainly couldn’t say as much. It is stretching it a bit to imply that Kimbo Slice-James Thompson was a freak show, however. For starters, which one of them is the freak? Nevermind, don’t answer that.

After the jump Thiago Alves discusses his gameplan for Matt Hughes on Saturday. If it involves somehow infringing on Hughes’s second amendment rights, he is going to be sorry. But wait a minute, this fight is in England. Don’t go, Matt! It’s a trap!!!!


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KTFO- June 5, 2008 at 8:19 am
Dana nailed this one, "Disgusting" is probably the best word in the English vocabulary to describe watching Thompson's ear explode like an over-ripe zit, and then seeing the poor bastard stand there with a piece of chewed fat hanging off the side of his head. At least now we've seen how Kimbo performs against a fighter not over 40 and with at least a shred of talent. If he needs a W bad enough I hear Ken Shamrock has plenty of spare time on his hands.
Hello my baby hello my darlin hello my part time gal- June 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm
"If Gary Shaw's stomach holds Quato, what mutant was in James Thompson's ear?"

The alien that pops out of the guys stomach after eating the chili in "Spaceballs"?
If Gary Shaw's stomach holds Quato, what mutant was in James- June 4, 2008 at 5:09 pm
If you don't like Dana White's attitude - fine! I can be okay with that. But the people who don't recognize what he has done for this sport are idiots. The UFC has done more for this sport than anyone. They put on great fights on both PPV and Spike, and they spend tens of millions to expand the sport. They lobby states and governments to legalize and sanction MMA, they spend truickloads of money to take the sport to new regions and countries, and whatever anyone says, they also have done more to increase fighter pay and bonuses than anyone else.

...and they don't have freak show fights, where Dana White is clearly cheering for one of the freaks to win.
turdthrower- June 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm
I will give credit to Dana White. He does come across as pompus at times but he has worked his ass off to set the bar for MMA talent. No matter what people think about how commercial or blown up UFC has gotten. Its still classy, has the best fighters and in my opinion is worth the pay per view most times. Id much rather watch UFC on pay per view just to avoid all those god damned commercials and glitzy bullshit that doesnt belong in MMA in the first place.
Canklelover- June 4, 2008 at 3:54 pm
Kimbo would not survive one minute in the UFC. The XC show proved that UFC fighters are in alot better shape. Kimbo could hardly hold his arms up in the second round. Lets see what he can do against "the natural"
Procannonfodder- June 4, 2008 at 11:37 am
People can and do hate Dana, but he has set the standard that everyone else is measured to. Tracksuit Gary (so far) has come across like the guy standing on the street corner with the "will work for lots of food" sign as Dana drives by in his Ferrari......
Turd Ferguson- June 4, 2008 at 11:23 am
Gato, the freakshow was the rapper singing is way down the walk way, the dancing girls and the horrific kimbo fight.

We dont need rappers in MMA, we don't need dancings girls shaking their asses on the walk way and we really dont need paid off refs to call a fight that shouldn't have been called.

Dana might not say it, but I will, Elite XC has set the MMA world back 10 years.
Gato- June 4, 2008 at 10:07 am
What was the freakshow comment about? Was it the Kimbo - Thompson fight?
poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 6:11 am
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wow- June 4, 2008 at 5:28 am
for once i actually agree with dana....
KG- June 4, 2008 at 5:05 am
God I hate Dana.. simply because he has more money than me.

Also "poopypants" I am starting a new thing called "Gay Points" and you just scored 1,000 of them (a new High Score by the way) with your creation of "Cool Points". Fag.
MMAniac- June 4, 2008 at 4:26 am
Dana is has a turret syndrom ;]
poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 2:53 am
I am a fuctard...
poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 2:21 am
Did I mention Gina Carano is really pulchritudinous? dictionary dot com. You're welcome.
poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 2:17 am
Don't sweat it, Fowlkes. I've got a horrible case of cauliflower face. It sort of looks like a big, red catcher's mitt with eyes.
Gary Shaw's Track Suit- June 4, 2008 at 1:55 am
...I smell like poop and Kracker Jack.
Kuato not quato- June 4, 2008 at 1:50 am
I fail...
Gary Shaws stomach holds Quato, the mutant from Total Recall- June 4, 2008 at 1:47 am
Dana White - Truth teller....
bfowlkes- June 4, 2008 at 1:29 am
In all honesty, I do have a touch of the cauliflower ear. It just sort of stopped developing at some point, which i was perfectly fine with. Occasionally I go for a haircut and the woman will touch the hardened portion of my ear on accident and the look on her face, well, it's just priceless.
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poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 1:10 am
Now, get back to watching the Pens secure their proper place in history. Here we come Carl...... I mean Stanley!
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poopypants- June 4, 2008 at 1:05 am
Sorry, I'm not Anonymous, except at my weekly meetings.
Anonymous- June 4, 2008 at 12:59 am
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