Tuesday, May 13, 2008
EliteXC plans full womens division
Gary Shaw of EliteXC held a media conference call today to promote the May 31 match between Gina Carano & Kaitlin Young that will be broadcast live on CBS. The big news coming out of this is that Shaw announced that he is planning a womens title later this year and intends to stage an all womens show in 2009. Shaw confirmed that the first title would be for 140lbs and may have titles for other weight classes in the future. When asked about Dana White's reluctance to have female fighters in UFC, he said it's good for EliteXC as there are a lot of talented and exciting women fighters that deserve to be showcased.