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Is the CFC too good to be true?

There’s an event out in England called Combat Fighting Championships which has put together a pretty bonkers card, better than the shit the UFC served up for Ireland last time they were around. The card is absolutely stacked with former UFC and PRIDE talent:

  • Ricco Rodriguez
  • Jeff Monson
  • David Loiseau
  • Terry Martin
  • Travis Wiuff
  • Cyrille Diabette (yup, spelled wrong)
  • Melvin Manhoef
  • Melvin Guillard
  • Brad Imes
  • Mark Weir

Now, it’d be all well and great if this event went down. Lots of good fighters here, and some interesting matchups. But do I have to remind you that we’ve seen cards like this put together stateside, and every time they fall apart in spectacular fashion. Remember the World Cagefighting Organization or the Brawl for it All? Yeah. Those didn’t go over so well.

I’m not going to say this event will or won’t turn out like those other ones. I’m just saying it’s kinda interesting that a small promotion like the CFC would take the jump from having Brad Imes and Ben Saunders in Orlando, Florida to half the UFC’s discarded free agents in Newcastle, England.

  • Jemaleddin says:

    Where by “former UFC and Pride talent” you mean washouts.

  • Atom says:

    True, but just an appearance in either org has the potential to increase future paychecks for the fighter, making more impressive that most of the main card will have them on their resumes. Wonder what their total payout will be? (yes.. assuming it actually happens)

  • Xavier says:

    Goddamn, TBC is fighting a lot of guys. That guy is hardcore.

  • dignan says:

    I hate that Monson is a washout, but he is.

  • ilostmydog says:

    Fight card looks fishy. Buzz Berry was originally listed as being on the card until he said he had no fucking clue who they were and that he was never even contacted by them.

  • Lifer says:

    sweet jesusfuck, is that Sporty Spice?

  • ilostmydog says:

    Here’s Buzz’ post:

    And here is the original card from the press release they put out on the 18th. As you can see, it’s changed significantly since then:

    Ricco Rodriguez Vs Jeff Monson
    David Loiseau Vs Terry Martin
    Travis Wiuff Vs Cyrille Diabette
    Melvin Manhoef Vs Ivan Serrati
    Gegard Moussasi Vs Foupa Xavier Pokam
    Jean Silva Vs Melvin Guillard
    Dan Hardy Vs Marios Zaromski
    Brad Imes Vs Robert buzz Berry
    Duane Ludwig Vs Mark Weir
    Carlos Gonzalez Vs Athoney Lesley

  • Method says:

    wait wtf when did terry martin get let go. shit, i actually enjoy seeing that guy fight.

  • Jemaleddin says:

    @Method: right after he went 2-4, I think.

  • godzillad says:

    LOLZ He got KO’ed three times, by Irvin, Leben, and Lambert.

    Remember ”He got tapped by Travis Lutter? TRAVIS LUTTER?” and ”Nobody is beating him (Anderson Silva) because nobody is fighting him right”?

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    A lot of the Japanese promotions time-shared B-level talent with / used UK promotions as feeders for their guys. I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if someone over there has some decent fighter contacts.

    Heck, Anderson Silva fought four times in Cage Rage.

  • Maybe one or two of those fights will actually happen…maybe.

    As ilostmydog already said, Buzz is saying he hasn’t even talked to them. Dan Hardy will also not be on the card as he already has a fight scheduled in Cage Warriors against Chad Reiner.

  • Sounds like they’re gonna blow their wad all on the payroll for one event and then we’ll never hear from them again. This has happened so many times now I don’t know how promoters don’t get it yet.

  • x5BoltMainx says:

    That chick is pretty nasty looking. Her ribs are sticking out :( I like meat on my ladies.

  • Dan Hardy will be fighting, Dan Hardy has a fight next weekend, one in April and another in May.

    I have spoken with numerous people re this, and though sceptical, there are many elements of truth to the event