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It’s a proud moment here at as we were pleased to find our website quoted in a recent article by the New York Times. The article “Ending in Main Event Raises Fans’ Suspicions“, focused on Saturday’s landmark, albeit controversial, EliteXC “Primetime” event which aired on CBS.

Here’s an excerpt from the article quoting contibutor Eric Shapiro:

Eric Shapiro, a blogger on, suggested that the referee might have been instructed to step in before anything “too gory or morally horrifying could happen,” to protect the sensibilities of a new audience. But Shaw said Miragliotta had been under no such orders. Lembo said the primary interest was to protect the fighters.

“If it lasted two more punches,” he said, “I might have been here defending the decision to let it go long enough for one of the fighters to get hurt.”

You can read the entire article, which also misquoted, here.


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