According to MMAJunkie, EliteXC has decided to ban fighters from being sponsored by clothing company Affliction.
The move is a reaction to Afflictions decision to start promoting MMA events.
EliteXC Vice President Jarad Shaw:
“We don’t really bar anyone…..We don’t want to interfere with the fighters… but this isn’t a clothing company anymore. They’re competition, and it just doesn’t make much sense to help promote the competition.”
Shaw went on to say that the only other restriction EliteXC has imposed on its fighters – is all sponsors for the EliteXC-CBS broadcast fights must be approve by CBS.
“As with any major network event, all sponsors will have to be pre-approved to assure they don’t conflict with presenting sponsors for the event,”