MMA Payout is reporting that Gary Shaw might be on the edge of being pushed out of ProElite:
Speculation within the MMA industry suggests that Gary Shaw’s days at ProElite may be numbered. Rumors suggest that Shaw may be out by the end of the summer, possibly soon after the July 26 CBS event. Multiple sources have told MMAPayout.com that the expected move is another example of CBS’s growing influence on the company. Santa Monica Capital Partners, the largest shareholder in the company, is also believed to have taken a more active role in the company of late.
There’s good things and bad things about this situation. I’ve never liked or trusted Shaw … he’s always seemed like a snake to me. But he has led EliteXC into the #2 spot in North American MMA. While a lot of the sleazy choices and actions of the promotion bother me, I have to wonder if CBS is going to steward the company better than Shaw. At least Shaw has a promotional background and knows what the fuck he’s doing. The only thing we’ve seen CBS do is force EliteXC to shotgun a second show in July that is looking like a potential dud.