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Pro Elite assets to be auctioned off on November 17th

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

According to a new SEC filing for Pro Elite Inc., assets related to the organization will be put up for auction on a November 17th fire sale.

Let your fighters go free, Elite XC

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

There are multiple media reports today claiming that Elite XC will not let its fighters become free agents. These fighters are stuck in limbo and will not be able to fight any time soon if they are not released from their contracts. While Jeremy Lappen and Gary Shaw made money in Elite XC management, fighters like Scott Smith and Joey Villasenor will be struggling to pay the bills and buy Christmas presents.

Sengoku starts building up card for their 1/4 Saitama Super Arena event

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka seems to be on the horizone for the next Sengoku event on January 4th at Saitama Super Arena.

Steve Barry: Seth Petruzelli contract shows no knockout bonus, contradicting the claims of Jeremy Lappen

Monday, October 27th, 2008

MMA writer Steve Barry of MMA Convert has found some interesting data that contradicts claims by Elite XC boss Jeremy Lappen regarding the issue of Seth Petruzelli having a ‘knockout bonus’ in his fight contract.

Quote of the Day – T. Jay Thompson

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

T. Jay Thompson, in a recent CBS Sports interview with Sam Caplan, addressed the relationship between Elite XC & Kimbo Slice, the stand-up scandal involving Slice & Seth Petruzelli, and the internal politics that caused chaos in Elite XC.

Mark Davies: If Elite XC was paying for stand-up fights, what is the UFC paying for?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Guest columnist Mark Davies of writes that there may be a double standard between fans who were upset about what Elite XC was doing in regards to encouraging fighters to stand-up and the current method of encouragment that UFC endorses for fighters with the use of their bonus system.

Keith Kizer of the NSAC confirms Sam Caplan’s reported source on Elite XC stand-up scandal

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Florida DBPR seemed apprehensive from the start in regards to opening up an investigation on the Kimbo Slice/Seth Petruzelli fight that Elite XC promoted on October 4th in Sunrise, Florida. Unfortunately for Elite XC, Petruzelli opened his mouth on a radio interview in Orlando and both the fight & general sports media started applying pressure. On Thursday, the DBPR ‘cleared’ Elite XC of any wrong-doing, despite the fact that T. Jay Thompson came out publicly and said that he thought there was a special arrangement in the Kimbo/Petruzelli fight. Now comes word that Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer was told by an Elite XC employee that there was an agreement of having no Muay Thai kicks in the Petruzelli/Slice fight.

Of course: Florida DBPR ‘clears’ Elite XC of stand-up scandal

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Just days after Elite XC closed up shop for good, the Florida DBPR magically announced that there was no wrong-doing in the Elite XC stand-up scandal involving Kimbo Slice & Seth Petruzelli.

Fight Opinion Radio #92: Delivering our eulogy for Elite XC

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This week on Fight Opinion Radio: We deliver our eulogy for Elite XC, a promotion that had a world of potential and crashed just like every other miserable start-up in the Mixed Martial Arts business. What’s next for Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Jake Shields, and many other top Elite XC fighters? Plus, how will the scandal affect the MMA landscape that is already dominated by UFC & Dana White?

UFC: Dana White’s newest Youtube vlog to find the next big British MMA star

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

UFC President Dana White is in the United Kingdom, watching the latest tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Who will end up earning a shot to train under UFC fighter Michael Bisping?

Media reaction to Elite XC fallout (Michael Wilbon cheers)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Michael Wilbon of ESPN cheers the demise of Elite XC. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports thinks Kimbo Slice is headed to Japan. Deadspin and The LA Times talk about the Kimbo/Seth Petruzelli stand-up scandal. MMA Memories thinks that Jeremy Lappen’s role in Elite XC should not go unnoticed.

TJ Thompson: “Seth [Petruzelli] was paid to stand up”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Icon Sport promoter TJ Thompson, whose company was bought out by Elite XC, took Elite XC management to task in an interview with MMA Weekly on Tuesday. Thompson claimed in the interview that he was told by some people in the MMA business at Elite XC’s October 4th event in Sunrise, Florida that Seth Petruzelli was paid to stand-up against Kimbo Slice.

Your ‘horrible media timing’ winner of this year (involving the Orlando Sentinel and Seth Petruzelli)

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel does no favors for Seth Petruzelli. On the same day that Elite XC reportedly closed up shop, the newspaper prints a ‘glowing’ profile article on how Petruzelli has become Elite XC’s new, big star. Oops.

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