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Can KOTC Rise Above EXC's Demise ?

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Lately, it’s been all doom and gloom for ProElite, Inc. Sacked by bad debt, nearly every interest under the company’s umbrella has been pounding at its door in recent weeks, looking for answers about the future when few exist.

Terri Trebilcock, president of King of the Cage, a longstanding promotion acquired by ProElite in September of 2007, has been in communication with EliteXC CEO Chuck Champion and thinks reports of the company’s demise are premature.

“My gut feeling is that all the talk out there will turn into things that never ended up happening,” Trebilcock said.

On Oct. 21, Trebilcock released a statement vowing to continue his promotion shortly after ProElite declared it was ceasing fight operations. Since then, he and his legal team have worked to ensure KOTC’s five remaining shows in 2008 will go off without a hitch. The promotion held its last show on Friday in Michigan.








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Post #1   11/11/08 1:29:11AM   

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I hope so, up and comers need places to hone their skills... not everyone can be in the UFC.

Post #2   11/11/08 2:10:28AM   

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Posted by bullettdodger

I hope so, up and comers need places to hone their skills... not everyone can be in the UFC.



exactly

Post #3   11/11/08 7:46:49AM   

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There really needs to be all these smaller orgs! Its a shame all these big companies just buy them up and fold themselves. Every sport has a minors.

Post #4   11/11/08 9:01:05AM   

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I agree with everybody's hopes that the smaller organizations survive. KOTC has a lot of history, but it doesn't have the good reputation that an organization like StrikeForce does. And they sold for a reason, presumably because they needed a financial investment to keep putting on shows. I don't know if they'll be around a year from now. It's been a really tough market for leagues over the last year.

Post #5   11/11/08 9:07:01AM   

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I hope KoTC stays around. I like the org and they put on great shows even the really small shows are good.

Post #6   11/11/08 10:52:48AM