"I was wanting to get back in there pretty quickly, but I think part of the problem was CBS kind of a little bit faltering on their commitment to mixed martial arts, especially after the little escapade in the cage after my last fight on CBS.
"It is disappointing [to not fight on CBS again], and the fact that that could have been easily avoided with the guys not coming into the cage after my last fight. It just gave them an out. But I also think that if CBS had a big problem with it, they didn't need to put it on their Web site, didn't need to replay it a bunch of times."
Dan is correct that CBS is not fully committed to MMA, but that isn't news to anyone that has been following the sport for a while. They've never hit a consistent ratings boon while they were featuring EliteXC or Strikeforce and it's likely not worth it to give up air-time to MMA right now. The Jake Shields/Gracie Camp brawl with Jason "Mayhem" Miller absolutely provided CBS with the excuse they needed to keep Strikeforce off the network for a while. If they ever see evidence on Showtime that there is someone who brings big numbers of viewers they'll give the sport another shot on the big network.