The newest unsubstantiated drama on the intertubes right now is that Gary Shaw’s son Jared is using his position in EliteXC to try and land himself some ring girl poon. Originally I was hoping this story would be a lot juicier, with Jared being accused of trading hand jobs for ring jobs. However, it’s much lamer: Jared gave the job to a girl he hasn’t even slept with. Gary’s dumb kid can’t even be a sleaze properly. Gary must be so dissapointed.
The original story after the jump.
The CEO of Pro Elite’s “EliteXC” as most of you know is Gary Shaw. Like most families with money (see: Paris Hilton, Kim Stewart, etc.), Shaw gave his dorky son Jared Shaw (who likes people to call him “Skala”) a cozy office job with EliteXC with the job title of “Director of Fighter Relations.” Now that’s all well and good, even though “Skala” isn’t even qualified to sit ringside at a fight, let alone consider himself a major player in an MMA organization. However, the guy has been using his job status to use ring girls instead of actually do anything productive for the sport. The guy is what you would call a life-long geek. He was never socially accepted growing up and could never get any female attention, so his daddy gave him a cool job title in an MMA organization, that “Skala” has been abusing for the sole purpose of using and lying to ring girls.
I’m a personal friend of two of the girls that wasted their time last month, after being asked to participate in Pro Elite’s so-called “Ring Girl Contest.” Pro Elite had claimed that the Top 10 finalists would be voted in by the viewers from May 1-15, which is actually the same period of time that this upstart website experienced its most registrations and website visits (since they required registration to vote). In the “contest rules,” which appeared to have been copy and pasted off any legit online voting contest, it stated that the 10 finalists (that were voted in by the viewers) would then be interviewed and asked to submit a video of themselves dancing for a panel of judges to review to decide the winner.
However, after a few days went by none of the girls were e-mailed, thanked, or contacted in any shape or form to undergo this final impartial judging process. The winner (someone “Skala” knew and wanted to impress) had already been predetermined by himself, before the contest even started, and Skala simply used us (the voters) and the girls (the contestants) to make this contest look legit in the eyes of his predetermined winner. Moreover, he used all of us to promote his utterly hackneyed website that is a weak attempt of jumping on the MMA bandwagon by capitalizing on the mainstream MMA community that has been online promoting, discussing, and supporting MMA events for years.
Pro Elite should take a close look at the unprofessional and creepy behavior that their CEO’s son Jared has been displaying. Lying, deceiving, and using ring girls and all of the voters to promote his website and impress a girl he knows, when she, the contest winner had already been predetermined is ridiculous, shameful, and inexcusable. This is especially bad for an upstart organization that is trying to gain acceptance and credibility within an industry and sport that has already been established for years.
Hopefully, with enough responses, Pro Elite will rectify and correct this situation, as “Skala” is doing Pro Elite and MMA a total disservice. If you feel that this is inappropriate, creepy, and shameful behavior too, please feel free to send him an e-mail directly at: email@example.com or send mail directly to his office at: 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90025.