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Robbie Lawler manager Monte Cox thinks he's got an escape hatch for his fighter, from Sherdog:

Cox filed a breach of contract notice last Wednesday with Pro Elite -- parent company to EliteXC, Icon Sport and Cage Rage -- prior to the company’s pending bankruptcy filing and the closing of its Los Angeles offices on Friday. Cox said the letter was received by Jeremy Lappen, head of fighter operations for EliteXC, and passed on to the appropriate parties.

"There’s a warranty clause in the contract that you can challenge if they have enough money to fulfill the contract," Cox said. "Obviously, right now, they do not. I notified them of what I considered to be breach of contract and they have 30 days to respond. They have to prove they can fulfill it or we’re a free agent."






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Post #1   10/28/08 1:34:35PM   

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Gotta love those good 'ol loopholes. Especially when they mean that we might get to see Lawler in the UFC [again].

Post #2   10/28/08 1:45:45PM   

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unless he decides to go to the dark side of affliction.

Post #3   10/28/08 2:03:08PM   

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ya but at this point its better he goes somewhere soon. A lot of these fighters r stuck waiting and not making any money.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

unless he decides to go to the dark side of affliction.



I think he'll head back for the UFC.

He'd be stupid not to, seeing as they are pretty much the only org to still be around it's 15 minutes in the spotlight (apart from Strikeforce, but he probably won't go there).

Post #5   10/28/08 2:15:27PM   

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This is a great clause for fighters joining these young organizations. If this is the case then he would be a free agent in a few days.

Post #6   10/28/08 5:51:44PM   

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Bring him back Dana!

Post #7   10/28/08 6:17:06PM   

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Lawler is the man, would love to see him back in the UFC!

Post #8   10/28/08 6:34:46PM   

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Definitely need Lawler back in the UFC, hopefully this clause will make that happen asap

Post #9   10/28/08 7:05:18PM   

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I won't be surprised if lawler does not end up with the UFC. He would provide a much needed jolt to an increasingly stagnant middleweight devision. Lots of exciting opponents for him.

That being said, i dont know if the UFC will be his best option financially. His last fight earned him 100K. Idk if the UFC would put that up for him, but someone else might.

We'll have to wait and see. But for now my fingers are crossed hoping for the UFC.

Post #10   10/28/08 8:34:02PM