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.