Gary Shaw Contradicts EliteXC, “We’re looking for a stand-up fight”

EliteXC consultant Gary Shaw adds some more fuel to the EliteXC fight fixing fire, contradicting EliteXC’s Head Of Operations Jeremy Lappan and his own son Jared “$kala” Shaw in a recent interview with the LA Times.

Elite XC consultant Gary Shaw said he wouldn’t hesitate to “go to a fighter and say, ‘We’re looking for a stand-up fight.’ You’re not asking him to throw a fight. You’re talking about a fan-friendly fight, not about protecting Kimbo.”

Shaw said he has urged MMA fighters in the past to maximize the action, to avoid an abundance of yawn-inspiring wrestling.

“Do I think that’s unethical? No,” Shaw said. “Because in MMA, you get bonus money for a knockout. I don’t see it as unethical . . . asking him to be TV and fan friendly.”

EliteXC News: Gary Shaw and Doug DeLuca Resign From ProElite

EliteXC “Unfinished Business” just wasn’t the same without the colorful figure EliteXC President Gary Shaw leading the charge. In a recent filing with the Securities Exchange Committee by ProElite Inc., As of July 23rd, Gary Shaw as well as ProElite Chief Strategy Officer Doug DeLuca have officially resigned from the company and its Board of Directors.

Shaw and DeLuca will remain “Consultants” to the company. Nothing was said in the report on the future of Jared “$kala” Shaw’s future involvement in the company.

Shaw a well known boxing promoter was instrumental in promoting Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano as main stream figures in MMA as well as bringing EliteXC broadcasts to Showtime and CBS.

He has also been criticized by some fans for his choices to lead the company in a “Sleazy” direction, with stripper style dancing girls, questionable matchups and allowing “Nick Diaz” antics during live events.

No More Tracksuits? Gary Shaw To Take A Less Prominent Role At ProElite

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It looks like we might not be seeing as much of Gary Shaw and his brightly colored tracksuits leading the way for ProElite. ProElite Executive Chairman Doug DeLuca, address questions on Gary Shaw’s future role in the company at a EliteXC CBS media conference call yesterday.

“Gary is still very involved with ProElite….Gary and our team from Day One at ProElite basically took MMA at our company from ground zero to a huge network success. So, Gary’s got a lot to be proud of in the MMA world. In the process of doing it, as you can imagine, Gary being from the East Coast and we being a West Coast company, took a lot of time from Gary. He was traveling nonstop. It took a toll on his boxing business, which is very successful, and it took a toll on his family. To some degree, it took a toll on his health.”

“We collectively made the decision that Gary was going to back off a little bit, kind of take a little bit of a relaxed role as far as being involved front and center, which is a good thing for all those three things, for his health, for his boxing business, and for his family. But Gary is still very much involved, and I still talk to him almost every day. He’s still there. Gary’s interest still lies in EliteXC and ProElite, making it a top organization in the world. That’s the status with Gary.”

Source: MMAJunkie