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    It's a shame. Elite definitely had some good things going for it. Seems like it was largely the result of the Shaws' petulance that Showtime backed out.

    Considering the hold that the UFC has on MMA, Elite had built up a pretty darn impressive stable of fighters. Carano proved that women's MMA has a place in the mainstream. Herman is a very nice HWT prospect, and those are always valuable and desirable. Lawler, Radach, Alvarez and Smith are as exciting as they come. Shields will have a tough row to hoe in the UFC's stacked 170 class.
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    Since they already have a 20% interest, are we sure that Showtime won't still come through and buy them? Isn't possible that even after Elite files bankruptcy, Showtime could swoop in and make the purchase?
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    maybe the feds will bail them out? wtfn? mismanagement and hugh losses equal government intervention? anyone pursuing this avenue?
    but then again, i may be retarded

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    Default Re: Elite XC may be donezo

    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    Since they already have a 20% interest, are we sure that Showtime won't still come through and buy them? Isn't possible that even after Elite files bankruptcy, Showtime could swoop in and make the purchase?
    I don't think that's a bad idea. Although Elite lost it's posterchild, they've had exciting fights and broadly watched fights. I think it would be better to buy there name and history than it would for another fight organization to start from scratch.

    Wonder if Cuban still plans on stepping in.
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    I was wondering if Cuban might have an interest too. While CBS may have been scared away by the way the last card was handled and wouldn't want to buy it with the same management in place, now that they've folded, I don't see why they or someone else wouldn't want to buy the rights, contracts, etc., and put another management team in place. This seems to be a more viable org with more value than others that have folded.


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    He already has IFL, which had a few good guys and good fights. Elite has the same situation, and the HD broadcasts looked good.

    Bodog was run poorly - the beach fights were pretty bad, so I don't they think they bring any name recognition to the table.

    Maybe Cuban is waiting for some of the competitors to go away first so he can take the UFC on and not a bunch of organizations at once
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    I think Cuban has learned that you don't take on NASCAR or the NFL. If you want a little piece of the pie, fine, Dana needs these feeder leagues to develop and discover talent. But don't try and come in and make a lot of noise after all the hard work that Dana has done to bring MMA to the mainstreem. Cuban aint stupid.
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