EliteXC plans for heavyweight title
The championship title picture in Elite XC is starting to come clear as on Thursday, Elite XC Live Events President
With the main event between Elite XC superstar
"Right now, we're close to doing a heavyweight title," said Shaw during a media conference call on Thursday. "We'll probably do the heavyweight title in 2008."
The roster of top free agent heavyweights seems to be thinning lately as upstart promotion, Affliction, seems content to snatch up anyone over 205lbs with a viable name in the sport. The organization has already announced fights featuring top heavyweight
Affliction is also rumored to be the leading candidate to land former UFC heavyweight champion,
That said, Shaw believes they have a great heavyweight division and mentioned American Top Team stand-out,
"Kimbo's there, James Thompson's there, and obviously (
While Silva is still waiting for his next fight, Kimbo and Thompson will do battle on May 31 as the main event for the CBS/Elite XC Saturday Night Fights card taking place in New Jersey.
More information about the Elite XC heavyweight title will surely follow in the coming months.