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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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EliteXC plans for HW title in 08

Originally Posted by MMAWEEKLY
The championship title picture in Elite XC is starting to come clear as on Thursday, Elite XC Live Events President Gary Shaw, confirmed the promotion is close to crowning their first ever heavyweight champion.

With the main event between Elite XC superstar Kimbo Slice and British heavy hitter James Thompson headlining the upcoming debut show on CBS, the heavyweight division looks to receive a lot of attention following this show.

“Right now, we’re close to doing a heavyweight title,” said Shaw during a media conference call on Thursday. “We’ll probably do the heavyweight title in 2008.”

The roster of top free agent heavyweights seems to be thinning lately as upstart promotion, Affliction, seems content to snatch up anyone over 205lbs with a viable name in the sport. The organization has already announced fights featuring top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, and Ben Rothwell.

Affliction is also rumored to be the leading candidate to land former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, but nothing official has been announced yet.

That said, Shaw believes they have a great heavyweight division and mentioned American Top Team stand-out, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, as the top fighter in the weight class.

“Kimbo’s there, James Thompson’s there, and obviously (Antonio) Junior Silva is right there at the top,” Shaw stated about potential contenders to the heavyweight title.

While Silva is still waiting for his next fight, Kimbo and Thompson will do battle on May 31 as the main event for the CBS/Elite XC Saturday Night Fights card taking place in New Jersey.

More information about the Elite XC heavyweight title will surely follow in the coming months.
Source: http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...=6327&zoneid=2

The two guys that I think can win it first are "Big Foot" Silva or the overlooked Brett Rogers who should of gotten to fight Kimbo on CBS but the guy he knocked out in their last fight got it instead but I understand they are trying to build Kimbo up.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 07:27 PM
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It's about damn time!

If Antonio Silva gets his deserved shot at the title, Kimbo will never have that belt around his waist.

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I agree with The Legend, Brett Rogers should probably have been fighting Kimbo, but now it frees him up to face big foot for the inaugural title. I would LOVE to see EXC sign Arlovski, he would probably own that division for a long time. The HW division is so thin globally it should be a non-exclusive contract division with every organization, and a unified world title. Of course if the sport continues to blow up that division will eventually fill up, especially if athletes from other sports and professions like Lesnar can prove that it is feasible to crossover.
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This is great news. In alot of EliteXC fans's eyes Silva has kinda been the unspoken champ of the heavyweight division.

I wonder who in all will be contending for this title. I am definatly looking forward to this.

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