has posted a new blog on his official website. Below are highlights:
- It looks as if the UFC might soon be cleared to promote events in New York state which, as a UFC fan, I perceive to be a good thing. The UFC would bring in much needed new revenue into the state and under these current economic times I can’t see why any state would take steps to prevent the UFC from promoting and adding to the economy. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of American arenas and one would think that a UFC event there is inevitable at some point in the next year or two. There is simply no viable reason of which I am aware why the New York State Athletic Commission should attempt to block UFC events in their state. Based on what I do know, for the NY commission to not grant the UFC a license seems ill advised. MMA could well generate more money for the commission in New York than big time boxing is likely to do for the foreseeable future.
- Jeff Hardy’s face paint has given the WWE Champion a distinctive look. The paint may be reminiscent to some fans of the Warrior, Sting, Road Warriors, the Great Muta etc but it feels new again to me. I expect fans to start paint their faces and one would think that the WWE might even come out with a Hardy mask ala the Rey Mysterio masks that are now available. Jeff is really “hot” right now.
- The potential of the Friday Night Smackdown Divas feels somewhat untapped to me but the change in demeanor for Michelle McCool feels like the WWE is doing the right thing with her persona. The fans in Jersey last week responded well to McCool’s antics which means that particular live audience made an emotional investment in the character which is the first step in any successful, creative process. In theory, the Smackdown Divas should be able to contribute more to the broadcasts if they are presented with opportunity and take advantage of it.