I never like to see an MMA organization close its doors, as that’s one less avenue for fighters to make a living. Pro Elite and Elite XC were doomed by terrible management.
What fighers will UFC bring in??
Lawler? (they should)
Diaz? (unlikely but I’d like to see it)
KIMBO??? (no chance in you know what)[/quote]
Well its hard to say because there is still a market for them outside the UFC…add in the fact of how “stacked” a couple of the UFC weight divisions are right now. Also,factor in the fighters from the WEC’s defunct weight divisions. Its just hard to call…I think this shakes up things alot.
Alvarez still has DREAM…where I also see Diaz going along with him(granted Diaz settles contract problems). Also,where does this leave Carano/Santos??..as Elite XC gave a big platform for women’s MMA…but there’s still Strikeforce for them.
Now as for Shields and Lawler…I can see them getting inked for the UFC. Dana White talks shit…but I see him trying to ink contract for Kimbo. Even if he has lost some of his “luster,” he is still a big money draw.
I see Affliction picking up a lot of the guys…particularly the heavyweight fighters. I also see Affliction/Golden Boy trying to ink some kind of deal with CBS for maybe free Fight Nights like Spike TV…but still putting out PPV with Showtime or HBO for bigger venue events.
Dana White talks shit…but I see him trying to ink contract for Kimbo. Even if he has lost some of his “luster,” he is still a big money draw. Things are gonna be mighty interesting in next few months.