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Unsurprisingly, Fedor Emelianenko insisted that he was never hurt, scared, or even just a tad bit concerned during his fight with Brett Rogers, which must really make "The Grimm" feel great about himself as he listens from a few feet away. Fedor’s ability to downplay everything with his flippant phrases may be intact, but he left the Sears Center with a broken nose and an injured left hand. Emelianenko went to the hospital after the press conference and came back with his left hand in a soft cast, though the extent of the damage isn’t known at this point.
As for how Strikeforce did in the ratings game, the numbers aren’t in on the main event yet, since it actually began after primetime, but early returns have CBS averaging 3.79 million viewers with last night’s MMA presentation. That puts them well behind "Law & Order" reruns on NBC and, yes, "America’s Most Wanted" on Fox, but they are said to be pleased with the 1.7/6 ratings share among men aged 18-49, which, as you’ll recall, they aren’t used to getting on a Saturday night.
In related news, who the hell is watching "America’s Most Wanted"? Come on, people. According to the ratings, 5.49 million people sat down at 9 pm last night and watched a show about people who should be in jail but, for the moment, are not. And this somehow did better than actual, live fighting? Someone please explain it to me.