EliteXC Claiming Its Not Dead, Holding Fighter Contracts

In a surprising turn in the EliteXC saga, Lawyers for EliteXC have responded to fighters 30 day breach of contract notices, stating they are not done and will be holding a fight in 2009, according to GracieFighter.com.

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.

However, Nick Diaz will be able to fight in Japan if terms are agreed upon with a Japanese organization due to a previous agreement with EliteXC. It is assumed that Eddie Alvarez will also be able to fight in the Far East without any EliteXC restrictions due to his previous contract with Dream.

This is likely a stall tactic by EliteXC officials to sell off the company or possibly gain some additional funding. Whatever it is, EliteXC better figure it out soon so their fighters don’t have to sit on the shelf.

Dave Meltzer on G4′s “Attack of the Show!” Talks EliteXC, Standgate and Gina Carano

The Wrestling Observers Dave Meltzer appeared on G4′s “Attack of the Show!” to talk about the recent demise of EliteXC, Standgate and whats next for Gina Carano and Women’s MMA.

Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli Rematch An Option For NYE K-1 DREAM Show?

In an interview with the Sun Sentinal, Kimbo Slice’s manager Mike Imber stated that they are weighing the possibility of a rematch with Seth Petruzelli at the K-1 DREAM New Years Eve set to take place in Japan.

Rookie MMA fighter Kimbo Slice is already back in a local gym after his 14-second loss to lastminute replacement and UFC light heavyweight washout Seth Petruzelli in Sunrise.

Slice, who spent Thursday at one of his children’s school career day, is weighing his options with his agent Mike Imber. He may fight on the DREAM K-1 New Year’s Eve show in Japan, possibly a rematch with Petruzelli.