Why Kendall Grove's Prelim fight Was Removed From Spike.Posted on July 2, 2010, 01:10 AM by David Saucier
UFC, and Spike TV recently removed TUF season 3 winner, Kendall Grove vs Goran Relijic fight from their Spike airing of UFC 116 Prelim. TUF alumni Seth Petruzelli taking on Romero will replace them. Although No offical reason has been given. Im am lead to believe that it was Grove's comments on Tapout radio critizing Spike TV, and the hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter. He is was Grove had to say.
"Spike TV pretty much runs everything on The Ultimate Fighter. They could be sub-leasing the UFC name, but I'm sure Dana and the UFC are getting a nice little pay check from Spike but other than that, Spike runs the thing. Dana doesn't choose who's going to be on the show, it's Spike executives."
"Even when I was on there in the earlier seasons, they were picking a couple guys with funny personalities. I'm pretty sure I got on there not because of my good looks, but because I had a pretty good personality."
"Everything is ratings to these guys. Just like that season where they shot [expletive] inside the fruit...people do that stuff. Why? Because of ratings. Is it a health violation? Yeah, but did you see the Spike TV people stop that from happening? It sells ratings and that's all they care about. They could give two [expletives] about our career."
"They just care about the six-weeks that they're shooting and get as much drama and stupidity out of us. That's all we are to them is cattle and sheep. They way they run things, they're slowly controlling us to be like that."
Probally no offical statement will be issued as to why the fight was moved to the un aired prelims. One can't help wonder that Spike, and Zuffa will not stand for any disruptive noise from someone within their organization to speakout about one of Zuffa's biggest buisness parterns.