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  • 10-19-2012, 02:55 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by rabidsponge View Post
    ray sefo was on the mma hour this past monday and when ariel asked him about having devin cole on the card, sefo said he wasnt even aware there were ever any issues with cole. ariel told him he may wanna look into it lol
  • 10-19-2012, 12:53 AM
    rabidsponge
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    The thing is, Devin Cole was supposed to fight Travis Browne on the UFC on FOX 4 card but ZUFFA scrapped the match after fear of bad press over having a fighter with that specific record on a network TV MMA broadcast.

    Now, either NBC hasn't done their due dilligence or they've decided it is a non-issue. If it's the latter, I think they'll experience something similar to the backlash Showtime faced after having Brandon Saling on their Rousey/Tate prelim card, with him having ties to white power orgs and being a registered sex offender, however on a much higher level since Cole is in the main event on an NBC card.

    I think this will be too touchy and too risky for them from a PR standpoint and given how interactive twitter and social media is, news of this will spread fast.

    ray sefo was on the mma hour this past monday and when ariel asked him about having devin cole on the card, sefo said he wasnt even aware there were ever any issues with cole. ariel told him he may wanna look into it lol
  • 10-18-2012, 03:42 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Think Dana brings this up first time he is asked about WSOF and its network deal?
    Yup.
  • 10-18-2012, 02:57 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    The thing is, Devin Cole was supposed to fight Travis Browne on the UFC on FOX 4 card but ZUFFA scrapped the match after fear of bad press over having a fighter with that specific record on a network TV MMA broadcast.

    Now, either NBC hasn't done their due dilligence or they've decided it is a non-issue. If it's the latter, I think they'll experience something similar to the backlash Showtime faced after having Brandon Saling on their Rousey/Tate prelim card, with him having ties to white power orgs and being a registered sex offender, however on a much higher level since Cole is in the main event on an NBC card.

    I think this will be too touchy and too risky for them from a PR standpoint and given how interactive twitter and social media is, news of this will spread fast.
    Think Dana brings this up first time he is asked about WSOF and its network deal?
  • 10-17-2012, 05:33 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by cnlclink View Post
    Interesting...I have to wonder why the charges were dropped so much. Anyway he has fought some bigger names. This probably isn't a terrible match actually. NBC may pull him but the guy has served his time it appears.

    "Arrest
    On June 14, 2008, Cole was arrested by the Medford, Oregon police department and charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual penetration. The charges were later reduced to assault in the fourth degree and sexual harassment, to which Cole plead guilty. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail."


    Devin Cole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I suck at this formatting stuff and quoting from websites but there's my "source".
    The thing is, Devin Cole was supposed to fight Travis Browne on the UFC on FOX 4 card but ZUFFA scrapped the match after fear of bad press over having a fighter with that specific record on a network TV MMA broadcast.

    Now, either NBC hasn't done their due dilligence or they've decided it is a non-issue. If it's the latter, I think they'll experience something similar to the backlash Showtime faced after having Brandon Saling on their Rousey/Tate prelim card, with him having ties to white power orgs and being a registered sex offender, however on a much higher level since Cole is in the main event on an NBC card.

    I think this will be too touchy and too risky for them from a PR standpoint and given how interactive twitter and social media is, news of this will spread fast.
  • 10-17-2012, 04:50 PM
    cnlclink
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Google Devin Cole and then start timing how long it will take for NBC to pull him or immediately issue various apologies after the fight.
    Interesting...I have to wonder why the charges were dropped so much. Anyway he has fought some bigger names. This probably isn't a terrible match actually. NBC may pull him but the guy has served his time it appears.

    "Arrest
    On June 14, 2008, Cole was arrested by the Medford, Oregon police department and charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual penetration. The charges were later reduced to assault in the fourth degree and sexual harassment, to which Cole plead guilty. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail."


    Devin Cole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I suck at this formatting stuff and quoting from websites but there's my "source".
  • 10-17-2012, 04:19 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by cnlclink View Post
    Hahahah wow, I thought at first Cole Konrad...now that would be an interesting fight! I don't know who Devon Cole is. Also why is Torres and Calvacante on the undercard?
    Google Devin Cole and then start timing how long it will take for NBC to pull him or immediately issue various apologies after the fight.
  • 10-17-2012, 03:23 AM
    cnlclink
    Hahahah wow, I thought at first Cole Konrad...now that would be an interesting fight! I don't know who Devon Cole is. Also why is Torres and Calvacante on the undercard?
  • 10-16-2012, 03:55 PM
    Cat--Smasher

    World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 1 fight card and rumors for 'Arlovski vs. Cole'

    World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 1 fight card and rumors for 'Arlovski vs. Cole'


    World Series of Fighting (WSOF), the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed by kickboxing legend Ray Sefo, is poised to make its combat sports debut with "Arlovski vs. Cole" on NBC Sports Network on Nov. 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the latest WSOF 1: "Arlovski vs. Cole" fight card and rumors below.
    Event: WSOF 1: "Arlovski vs. Cole"
    Date: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012, at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
    Location: Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Main Event:

    265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Devin Cole

    Main Card (NBC Sports Network):

    205 lbs.: Anthony Johnson vs. D.J. Linderman
    135 lbs.: Marlon Moraes vs. Miguel Torres
    170 lbs.: Gregor Gracie vs. Tyson Steele

    Under Card (May not be televised):

    205 lbs.: Tyrone Spong vs. Travis Bartlett
    155 lbs.: Brian Cobb vs. Ronys Torres
    170 lbs.: Josh Burkman vs. Gerald Harris
    155 lbs.: Gesias Cavalcante vs. T. J. O'Brien
    185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Dustin Jacoby
    145 lbs.: Waylon Lowe vs. Fabio Mello
    170 lbs.: Steve Carl vs. Ramico Blackmon
    World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 1 fight card and rumors for 'Arlovski vs. Cole' on NBC Sports Network - MMAmania.com

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