’s Cultural & Media Rankings – 04/30/08

April 30, 2008

Welcome to week four of’s Cultural & Media Rankings. Each week we’ll weigh in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of mixed martial arts. Take a look…

1. Kimbo Slice UP He’s calling out Chuck Liddell, gracing the cover of ESPN The Magazine and headlining the first Elite XC on CBS card. Itís good to be the Kimbo.
2. UFC cuts DOWN Certainly these cuts are good news for the Elite XC’s of the world but you canít help but feel for a fighter who has to deal with the burden of if he just would have applied that armbar a little tighter he would still be employed by the UFC.
3. DREAM DOWN A semi-exciting second offering but their tournament appears to have gone to hell due to injuries. Another reason why MMA tournaments will always be flawed.
4. UFC 85 UP One can make a strong case that the additions of Hughes vs. Alves and Bisping vs. Leben make this show a hell of a lot more interesting than the original lineup featuring Liddell.
5. Roger Huerta UP Who knew so many people cared about his love life? More importantly, “El Matador” returns in August against Kenny Florian in a match we canít wait for.
6. IFL STATUS QUO Some weird statements being made by IFL president Jay Larkin lately… is the end near?
7. Anderson Silva DOWN Yo yo, Spider, chill on the Roy Jones Jr. talk for a minute. It’s really way too premature.
8. Hong Man Choi DOWN Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, Hong Man is free at last (from his mandatory Korean army service, of course).


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