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EliteXC just took another huge blow. The CSAC announced that the positive drug test from their 7/26 show was new Heavyweight Champion Antonio Silva. He's suspended 1 year and fined $2500.

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Post #1   8/21/08 1:34:10PM   

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Very disappointing.

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I had been thinking it might've been him, if partly because he's usually gotta cut at least 35 pounds just to get to HW limits (Sherdog lists him at 300). If the other blows haven't killed EXC yet, this one could. They must find a way to get the belt off Silva and get it on Kimbo.

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what a big goof

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That means that Elite XC has no heavyweight champion for the first time in ...three weeks!

They need to schedule an emergency dark match!

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Said it before, will say it again: KIMBO OR BUST! Seriously, if I'm Jared Shaw, I make Kimbo vs. Brett Rogers for CBS in October and I make it NOW. Might be too late though, but we'll see.

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Posted by DCRage

Said it before, will say it again: KIMBO OR BUST! Seriously, if I'm Jared Shaw, I make Kimbo vs. Brett Rogers for CBS in October and I make it NOW. Might be too late though, but we'll see.



I agree that Kimbo is keeping them afloat. The only problem with matching him up with Rogers is...what if he loses? If Kimbo were to get his ass handed to him, the mystique behind him will disappear...and ultimately, people will stop tuning in to watch him fight. EliteXC needs Kimbo to headline in order to get viewers, but it's equally important that he wins.

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Kimbo vs Brett for the title would work to have another champ and not have people stay on the issue of silva and steriods

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Awful news for EliteXC, having your heavyweight champ go down, in a weak heavyweight division is devastating. I don't even know who they could set up next, Rogers is the only one who comes to mind, but it might still be early for him.

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oh no, this means we could see Gannon vs Kimbo 2 for the HW belt.


Kill me now!!!

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oh no, this means we could see Gannon vs Kimbo 2 for the HW belt.


Kill me now!!!



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Posted by Khaos

oh no, this means we could see Gannon vs Kimbo 2 for the HW belt.


Kill me now!!!


I've lost track of how many times I've said it today...It. Will. Not. Happen. Jared Shaw already said "Gannon is not the guy".

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This is all just another nail in the perverbial ProElite coffin.

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Antonio had some real potential as a HW. I'll never understand why a fighter uses an anabolic steroid when they know they're going to be tested. It's just baffling. Especially a streroid like Boldenone that shows up on tests for a year and a half. It's intended for horses, so it's not exactly like this is one of the lighter steroid either.

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Posted by DCRage

Said it before, will say it again: KIMBO OR BUST! Seriously, if I'm Jared Shaw, I make Kimbo vs. Brett Rogers for CBS in October and I make it NOW. Might be too late though, but we'll see.



I agree that Kimbo is keeping them afloat. The only problem with matching him up with Rogers is...what if he loses? If Kimbo were to get his ass handed to him, the mystique behind him will disappear...and ultimately, people will stop tuning in to watch him fight. EliteXC needs Kimbo to headline in order to get viewers, but it's equally important that he wins.



I disagree, if he gets his ass handed to him his die hards and other people should realize he wasnt as good as previously thought and give credit to the real top 30 HW's. I'm sorry but if there gonna put their company fully into Kimbo its not gonna last long unless they make that Gannon fight or more 10-10 fighers. For the sport to grow people need to lose or stay undefeated either one is good as long as its exciting. Look at Randy, Tito and Chuck back in their primes 2001-2004 and when they started to lose a short time later the UFC was still afloat even though their biggest stars at the time lost. New stars will be born every year and will keep growing because the sport is so popular and doubles in fans and fighters frequently, besides if they really think Kimbo is the best HW maybe Elite XC should go under. I have Rogers smashing Kimbo in the 1st anyway, maybe KImbo should put down the blunts and cigs and earn that bread, oh and it should be for the now vacant HW belt.

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