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Photo Gallery: EliteXC “Primetime”

Phil Baroni entrance’>
(The New York Badass struts into the abyss.)

Some visual highlights from my visit to the Prudential Center. Click photos for larger versions; hold cursor over photos for identifications. All images courtesy of BG/, and may be reproduced with credit.

Kimbo Slice ring entrance 1′>Joey Villasenor @ the press conference’>Robbie Lawler (bored) and Scott Smith‘>Brett Rogers‘>Gina Carano and her swollen leg’>Mark Coleman‘>Matt Hughes 1′>

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Stiff4stiffler- July 23, 2008 at 11:52 am
That Nicky Ryan is the bomb, she's one hot Momma, Like to see her and Gina go at it, If ya know what I mean. As for the outfit she works for, their on their way out, whats up with that goofy CEO - George Burger, any more sexual harassment complaints and he'll be setting records.
Trippin Ninja- June 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Personally Im pretty pissed it ran so late. I set my DVR to record 30 minutes past the end just to make sure I got it all and I missed the Kimbo fight entirely! Thank goodness for youtube but watching grainy low res videos isn't nearly as good. How do you get away with running almost an hour past your scheduled end time on a major network? I wont even get started on the announcers!

The stoppage on the Lawler fight and the Kimbo fight were both crap. As for Kimbo's supposed tapping out Im not sure if Im missing it or what. I saw two times during the match Kimbo waved his hand and told the ref he was fine but no actual tapping. If Thompson could actaully GnP effectively it would of been called but those elbows he was throwing at the end of round two were some of the weakest I have ever seen. Any decent fighter would of had Kimbo bleeding or knocked out quickly in that situation. The fight definitely wreaked of a predetermined outcome.
AngryBlakGuy- June 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm
That Kimbo fight was crappy on so many levels:

1. Why in the heck didn't Thompson's trainers have his cauliflower drained? It sill would be a target but it wouldnt look like freaking golf ball.

2. Kimbo's conditioning is ABYSMAL, halfway through the 2nd round he looked like he was ready to fall over. Granted Thompson isnt the greatest MMA fighter by a long shot but he grounded Kimbo and trapped his arm on several occasions.

3. Kimbo weakness has been exposed(as if anyone didnt know), he cant grapple. And he may even have some serious issues with someone with good kicking skills.

4. The Ref blew it in the last round by calling the match before the doctor could even look at the ruptured cauliflower ear. Even when someone has massive cut to the eye and is bleeding profusely Ref's generally still defer to the ring doctor FIRST then call the match. Im not saying that it shouldn't have been called, but when someone fights for a living you don't want them walking away thinking they were robbed of their "big chance" especially when it looks like they are ahead on points
Wes- June 1, 2008 at 11:54 am
I totally agree with MMA fan. The Kimbo fight was stopped prematurely, by the way. Thompson had recovered once before from a near knockout and almost beat Kimbo. If he had somehow managed to get Kimbo down again, it would have been over. They were looking for a chance to give it to Kimbo.
Anonymous- June 1, 2008 at 8:24 am
speaking of the ufc, Lesnar is fighting Heath Herring on the 9th of august. Shit, you think the ufc would learn something from elite and have him fight a few cans first. I'm actually pretty excited for this match up because neither of these guys are Kimbo Slice.
Summoner10- June 1, 2008 at 6:38 am
Yeh Iole does pander to the UFC alitte, but regardless he is correct about EliteXC. There were MANY inexcusable mistakes on Saturday night and things that reeked of unprofessionalism. EliteXC really dropped the ball imo.
MMA fan- June 1, 2008 at 4:37 am
Did any body read yahoo sports coluninsts kevin lole comments about elite xc fights, just one proof that he is a brown nose for the UFC
lolwut- June 1, 2008 at 2:36 am

Her name is Nicky Ryan, shes a model/ring girl i believe and she has her own show on the fight network.
Jon- June 1, 2008 at 1:21 am
Damn wheres the busted ear testicle shots , I wanted to see the aftermath of that nastiness.
Mark- June 1, 2008 at 12:27 am
Is CP covering WEC 34 tonight????
Summoner10- May 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Who was that women interviewing SHaw? God Damn!
Ed- May 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm
Thomson got fucked in the ass.

Kimbo is a great street fighter, but, err, how many great fighters are there on the streets?

Most 'great' fighters, fight for a living, and James Thomson is by NO means a 'great' fighter'.

The hype is dead, the entire presentation was a con, and the match was fixed.
Hammer- May 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm
Nice almost crotch shots on Gina there when shes sitting next to kimbo.

And if you look at the line below the shaving rule it looks like theres a few people *cough*clayguida*cough* that ought to get a haircut or tie their hair back once kimbo actually shaves his beard.
NealTaflinger- May 31, 2008 at 10:12 pm
I didn't know Aladdin was on this card.
Muffin- May 31, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Kimbo could really teach Gina a few things when it comes to making yourself look pretty.
Kablamo- May 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm
Why didn't Kimbo have to shave?
Turd Ferguson- May 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm
Kimbo tapped. Because tappin' out is for bitches and he is a bitch.
Kimbo's Lice- May 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm
I'd bang Loretta Hunt then have her interview me about my gameplan afterwards.
Matt Herpes- May 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm
That Kimbo/sparks shot is killer. Well done.