Gary Shaw being ousted from Pro Elite? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Punishment
 
The Legend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 5,360
                     
Gary Shaw being ousted from Pro Elite?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLOODYELBOW
Speculation within the MMA industry suggests that Gary Shaw's days at ProElite may be numbered. Rumors suggest that Shaw may be out by the end of the summer, possibly soon after the July 26 CBS event. Multiple sources have told MMAPayout.com that the expected move is another example of CBS's growing influence on the company. Santa Monica Capital Partners, the largest shareholder in the company, is also believed to have taken a more active role in the company of late.

Under terms of its deal with ProElite, CBS is entitled to purchase 500,000 shares of stock in the company each time it broadcasts a show on CBS. Based on those options and warrrants already exercised in conjunction with the CBS and Showtime deals, CBS Corporation is believed to be the second largest shareholder in the company.

Earlier this year, Doug DeLuca was "promoted" from CEO to Chairman of the Board in favor of Charles Champion. That move was reportedly also at the behest of CBS and Santa Monica Partners. CBS also fast tracked EliteXC's return to network television to July (as opposed to the October date preferred by ProElite) after reportedly selling out its commercial inventory for the 5/31 show.
Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/6/24...usted-from-pro

What do you guys think of this? I honestly don't know right now but a positive out of this is that we won't have to hear Gary run his mouth anymore about Kimbo.

[
The Legend is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 07:56 PM
Cheesy Poofs
 
stitch1z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,588
                     
This is awesome! Shaw is the only thing wrong with EXC imo.

Bye bye Kimbo! lol.




Don Frye's Mustache > Kimbo's Beard
stitch1z is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Resident Pyrotechnician
 
cplmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,766
                     
Theoretically ProElite can prevent CBS from expanding it's influence through stock by splitting the stocks, but I doubt that would happen. I'm not sure about Shaw one way or the other but I think a major network taking controlling interest in an MMA organization can only be good for the sport so long as they remember that it is a legitimate sport not entertainment.
cplmac is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 09:25 PM
Featherweight
 
70seven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Moncton, Canada
Posts: 1,142
                     
I'll only get exited about this when we know how might replace Gary Shaw. I think Gary Shaw is bad for MMA but there are worse. He could be replaced by an even bigger Kimbo fan who think they need more strippers between the rounds. Let's just hope we don't one day miss the "Gary Shaw" years of Elite XC. But overall I think this will probabbly be good for Elite.

Right kick, Hospital.
Left kick, Cemetery.
-Mirko Cro Cop.
70seven is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Toxic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: See that guy over in the window, with the binoculars?
Posts: 21,821
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by 70seven View Post
Let's just hope we don't one day miss the "Gary Shaw" years of Elite XC. But overall I think this will probabbly be good for Elite.
Im not gonna sleep tonight thank to this statement, how could so much evil exist in this world.




"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
The Toxic Terrors (FFL)
Demetrious Johnson*Eduardo Dantas*Emanuel Newton*Will Brooks*Michael Page



Toxic is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 09:45 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
jasvll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,104
                     
Good, now we can finally get Jerry Millen in there.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Rogan
That longing to return to the retarded past can only be born of some collective, subconscious, internal desire to try to turn back the clock on humanity and halt our obvious progression towards the inevitable zombie apocalypse of 2012.
jasvll is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 11:02 PM
:|.Pie.|:
 
ZeroPRIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,859
                     
wow im surprised there are not 200 posts by now on this topic. I guess everyone already know how we feel about him.
ZeroPRIDE is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 11:28 PM
MMA Fanatic
 
PunchyMcGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 69
   
This rumor has been around for a year, which leads me to think that is exactly what it is ... a rumor.
PunchyMcGee is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 12:05 AM
:|.Pie.|:
 
ZeroPRIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,859
                     
this is the first i heard of it. And the fact the CBS is pushing for it, me thinks its not a rumor
ZeroPRIDE is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 12:29 AM
Heavyweight
 
e-thug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 3,896
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by stitch1z View Post
This is awesome! Shaw is the only thing wrong with EXC imo.

Bye bye Kimbo! lol.
Bye bye Kimbo = Bye bye ratings, love it or hate it, Kimbo brings in the viewers. You can hate on Kimbo all you want, but the guy fills seats.
e-thug is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome