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Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, and Robbie Lawler Sign Long-Term Deals With EliteXC

EliteXC Signs Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, and Robbie Lawler to Contract ExtensionsEliteXC has announced that it’s signed Kimbo Slice, Robbie Lawler and Gina Carano to long-term, multi-year contract extensions.

Gary Shaw, the president of EliteXC, had these comments:

“We’re extremely happy to get these deals done with Kimbo, Gina and Robbie,’’ Shaw said. “Fighters know EliteXC is the place to be and the organization to fight for, which is why we’ve always been able to sign or re-sign almost each and every one of our fighters.

“You don’t see our guys leaving. With us, it’s family and all about the fighters. Every fighter who has fought on an EliteXC card has come away being ambassadors for EliteXC.“

As EliteXC inches closer to MMA’s primetime network television debut, re-signing these fighters has to take a huge burden off the shoulders of EliteXC. Slice, Lawler and Carano are arguably three of EliteXC’s biggest stars. They will all appear on CBS on May 31. Assuming the event doesn’t flop, their stock should rise considerably which makes me question why they didn’t wait until after the fights to negotiate extensions. Unfortunately details were not disclosed. Perhaps the offers were too good to pass up.

Check out our fight card section for the full CBS/EliteXC Saturday Night Fights fight card.

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