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6/25/10 3:43 PM
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epwar
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Long story short - Grove criticized SpikeTV as having too much input into The Ultimate Fighter and UFC. The result? They take his fight off the prelims on Spike. Way to prove the guy's point for him.
A middleweight bout between Kendall Grove and Goran Reljic has been demoted to UFC 116's un-aired preliminary card, and a light-heavyweight fight between Seth Petruzelli and Ricardo Romero has been promoted to its slot on UFC 116's "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV.

A source close to Spike TV today confirmed the change with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

The source said Grove prompted the change after the fighter openly criticized the UFC's longtime cable partner and their involvement in "The Ultimate Fighter."

UFC 116 takes place July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Heavyweights Chris Tuchscherer and Brendan Schaub compete in the other "UFC Prelims" fight, which airs prior to the night's pay-per-view main-card broadcast.

Grove, who was the season-three middleweight winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series, earlier this week told Tapout Radio that Spike TV officials only care about ratings and getting "as much drama and stupidity out of us" as possible with little regard for the cast members' careers.

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19689/grove-vs-reljic-demoted-petruzelli-vs-romero-promoted-to-ufc-116s-ufc-prelims.mma
6/25/10 3:49 PM
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Cody at FightTrends
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 Man that sucks.  I hate when companies try to sensor fighters like this.  If it is the best fight for the fans, then leave it.  Don't get all butt hurt over somethin and take it out on the fans by giving them a lesser fight to watch just to get back at someone.
6/25/10 3:54 PM
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 Why do I have the feeling that if he gets stopped, his fight WILL be shown on Spike?

I feel bad for his opponent who will likely lose sponsorship money for something he had nothing to do with.
6/25/10 3:54 PM
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Seth is gettin luck directed his way for once, though.

Seth's sponsorship money ftw now.

Kendall got screwed though. Cant fault a guy for being honest. In the real world that works, but faggot Hollywood entities dont allow you to be honest, or yourself.

I like how the "man network" got uppity like a girl, and dumped Grove.

6/25/10 3:57 PM
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The funny part is that Grove didn't really criticize them at all, he just laid out a bunch of unassailable truths he learned about TUF from first hand experience, things that anyone who has watched the show can attest to. It was nice of Spike and UFC to throw Goran Reljic under the bus with him for no particular reason
6/25/10 4:02 PM
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good i'd much rather see Romero wreck Seth...but I did want to see Rejlic
6/25/10 4:03 PM
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 I'm just glad I get to see Seth fight now
6/25/10 4:08 PM
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6/25/10 4:08 PM
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6/25/10 4:12 PM
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Silverback ftw! Maybe Grove makes the main ppv broadcast with a speedy victory!
6/25/10 4:20 PM
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 would rather see grove reljic
6/25/10 4:21 PM
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 fuck spike... who the fuck do they think they are.... showtime??!
6/25/10 4:21 PM
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Lesson: Probably not a good idea to criticize the TV Network that took a chance and saved the sport and promotes the shit out of the sport that has made you quite a lot of money.

If Grove gets beat, I'd bet he's gone.
6/25/10 4:23 PM
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couldn't care less about Grove.... then i read further and saw seth was moved up

why complain?
6/25/10 4:25 PM
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 Working for the UFC is like working for any company. If I said anything negative about my company or anyone that hires my company; and the higher up hear about it, I can count on a VERY negative reaction. I would be lucky to still have my job. The difference in Groves proffesion is that Dana is ALWAYS going to hear about it.
6/25/10 4:25 PM
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 Seth is cool but nobody gives a fuck about romero, We want to see Grove vs Relijc (New and improved Cro Cop).
6/25/10 4:27 PM
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THANKS SPIKE YOU STUPID PIECES OF SHIT

seriously it was worth it, spike is garbage and grove should speak his mind always
6/25/10 4:29 PM
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D_S_A - THANKS SPIKE YOU STUPID PIECES OF SHIT

seriously it was worth it, spike is garbage and grove should speak his mind always


This is going to cost him sponsor money and very easily could cost him his UFC deal if he loses.
6/25/10 4:30 PM
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6/25/10 4:32 PM
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DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.
6/25/10 4:32 PM
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Cody at FightTrends -  Man that sucks.  I hate when companies try to sensor fighters like this.  If it is the best fight for the fans, then leave it.  Don't get all butt hurt over somethin and take it out on the fans by giving them a lesser fight to watch just to get back at someone.

 douche move by them , punish us by no kendall , waa waa
6/25/10 4:34 PM
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Hey hey hey.....now we get to see the UG's own Silverback Seth on free TV.....again.
6/25/10 4:44 PM
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man. i was really looking forward to seein Da Spyda fight... even put some money down on him... oh well

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6/25/10 4:52 PM
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Seth on Spike means we get to see the walk-in.

6/25/10 4:53 PM
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Zedlepln - <p>Seth on Spike means we get to see the walk-in.</p>


AWWWW HELL

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