EliteXC Tells Fighters They Are Planning Show For 2009

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According to a report on Graciefighter, EliteXC and parent company ProElite have sent notice to most of their major fighters that they plan to have a show in 2009:

EliteXC representatives have vowed that they will continue operations and will be planning a show in early 2009. Most of the major EliteXC fighters under contract have been notified.

Lead counsel for the organization has informed us that contrary to popular beleif, EliteXC has not filed for bankruptcy and has merely scaled down their staff.

This will be a setback for all EliteXC fighters currently under contract as they will be unable to fight in other organizations without the express written permission of EliteXC. Barring a judicial ruling, EliteXC fighters could be hampered from signing with another organization.

Not so fast Monte Cox tells MMAWeekly:

“It appeared to be obvious that they were going to cease operations, and if that’s the case, my guys have got to make a living,” he said. “If they’re going to continue to fight and they are going to honor the contract, that’s fine, we’ll honor the contract. But (Elite) has to prove to me that they’re really going to do this. Sending me a letter saying we plan to have a fight in 2009, that doesn’t prove to me that you’re going to be in business. So we’re going to need a little more than that.”

Seems like ProElite has something still up their sleeves and no matter which way you cut it, it appears the fighters could be the ones to suffer through all of this.

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