View Full Version : EliteXC/Showtime Conf. Call Quotes: Lawler-Ninja-Carano-Shields-Shaw-Thompson

09-07-2007, 01:53 AM
In the biggest Mixed Martial Arts event in the history of Hawaii, talented EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua, will defend against exciting ICON Sport titlist, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler in the main event of “Uprising’’ on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). [details (http://www.boxingscene.com/mma/?m=show&id=863)]

09-07-2007, 09:54 AM
Maybe Shaw can do in MMA what he can't do in boxing - I like this "one champion" and no organizational politics or exclusive contracts hindering title matches and fan-friendly matchups, but he also has to know that Zuffa has those exclusive contracts right now so UFC guys aren't going to be coming over. But for those not under contract with UFC, why wouldn't you sign with Elite XC if you can still compete anywhere and you're going to be on national TV?