Antonio Silva. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.
- Former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva has filed a civil action suit against the California State Athletic Commission in an attempt to try to fight his suspension stemming from a positive steroids test last year. According to Sherdog.com, Silva is looking for a ruling that will temporarily release him from his suspension and potentially grant him another hearing with CSAC officials.
- Newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans could make his first title defense as early as UFC 96 in March against former title holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson according to a report by MMA Mania. The bout is reportedly “in the works” and would serve as the main event of the show, which will take place on March 7 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
- King of the Cage founder Terry Trebilcock is attempting to purchase ProElite’s remaining assets, including fighter contracts and existing broadcast deals with Showtime and CBS according to MMA Weekly’s “MMA Insider Blog” According to Trebilcock, negotiations are going so well, that he has already booked dates at arenas in both New Mexico and California in case of the ability to hold an event in March.
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