"The Voice Of Reason Prevails: Shannon The Cannon Ritch Off KOTC Card To Commentate On PPV
Submitted by: Joseph Cunliffe
Posted On 02/19/2004
In the After Shock of concerns echoing throughout the internet, promoter Terry Trebilcock brings King of the Cage to the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California, this Friday, February 20, 2004, less at least one fighter.
Shannon The Cannon Ritch is on a 30-day suspension by KOTC for his KO loss in Hitman last weekend. Matchmaker Chris Cordeiro made the call to Ritch Wednesday afternoon informing him of the suspension. Not all is lost, however, as The Cannon is taking aim in a new direction: color commentary. Ritch accepted the position of commentator for the KOTC PPV.
Whether or not the decision to suspend Ritch was influenced by the Nevada State Athletic Commission is unknown, but it is possible to conclude the argument if youre going to bring your operation here, you have to keep it clean elsewhere. What is clear is that the right decision for the sport of MMA was made by the promoter.
Also scheduled to fight on this weekends KOTC card is Jorge Pereira, who is on a 60-day medical suspension from the Florida State Boxing Commission according to FightFax Inc. Pereira was given a Mandatory Order of Suspension effective the date executed of January 24, 2004. This suspension stems from his 1st Round KO loss suffered at the hands, literally, of Todd Crazy T Carney on the KOTC Florida debut card."
Cool, glad to see that they will use the Cannon in a different capacity
He might make a fine commentator. He doesn't seem to have a shortage of opinions.