Well he was a little too out of it for FOX's Mon-Fri program schedule. I also think it maybe was for health reasons. I know Beck had mentioned a while back he may lose his eyesight. The articles do state he will do some side work for FOX.
TV shows, movies, comics, whatever... I always thought they could run though the Rocky movies. A midcard guy that never really went anywhere gets a shot at a cocky champ who has beaten everyone, manages to go to a time limit draw.