The following is a press release from ProElite.com:
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2007) – So, what were the real reasons why he left Ultimate Fighting Championships? Is the Mixed Martial Arts legend really retired? What is his opinion of his former boss, Dana White, and his reaction to the UFC president boldly proclaiming he “owned him’’?
Was his intention to resign to put pressure on White to let him out of his contract so he can get a much-desired fight against Fedor? Was he making, as reported, millions of dollars per fight? What are his plans for the future?
Those questions and many more will be answered by legendary, three-time heavyweight champion Randy Couture during what figures to be a lively and emotional, no-holds-barred national press conference Thursday in Las Vegas that will be aired live and in its entirety on ProElite.com.
“We at Xtreme Couture feel that it is important for Randy’s side of the story to be heard. We are glad to work with the Pro Elite team to help deliver his message directly to his fans, unadulterated and unfiltered as he says it. Pro Elite has done a marvelous job streaming live broadcasts of MMA events around the world. We are excited that they will bring their attention to detail and expertise to Randy’s Press Conference.” -Sean O’Heir Public Relations Director, Xtreme Couture.
The exclusive world-wide live stream will begin at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET and originate from the celebrated and world-renown fighter’s gym, Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Register early at www.proelite.com to see this historic press conference!
ProElite.com’s wall-to-wall coverage will include a live forum chat from Xtreme Couture. Interviews will include fighters and other dignitaries in attendance. It will begin at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
For those who miss it the first time around, or merely want to view it again, the press conference will be recorded and put up on ProElite.com later in the day. Check out this thread in the Forums for more details (http://www.proelite.com/forums/12345/topics/36913).
About Pro Elite, Inc.
ProElite Inc. [PELE.PK] delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. ProElite embraces MMA with the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools. ProElite’s live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world’s top fighters [elitexc.com]. ProElite’s interactive business, ProElite.com, capitalizes on the growing popularity of the sport of mixed martial arts by building a community of mixed martial arts enthusiasts. In addition to streaming the most exciting live fights to the web, ProElite expands the fan base of the sport by providing a comprehensive set of online social networking tools for fans, fighters and organizations. ProElite.com – Empowering the Fight Community TM
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