Chris Fries of The Lights Out Show recently attended the EliteXC/CBS press conference. Fries was able to get in some interesting questions to Elite XC president Gary Shaw regarding a possible Couture/Fedor showdown. Here’s the exchange courtesy of The Lights Out Show:
Chris Fries: You’ve made some huge strides in MMA in recent years. Is there any reason why we’re not hearing your name or fight promotion being named as possible suitors for a Couture/Fedor fight?
Gary Shaw: [I won’t] until Randy Couture is absolutely out of his contract with the UFC. Everybody knows me and my reputation. I do not tortuously interfere with anybody’s contract with any fighter. I respect the fighter, I respect the contract, and believe it or not, I respect the UFC. I don’t deny that I have had talks with Fedor, but I have not approached Couture and I can’t approach Randy until I know he is out of everything with the UFC.
Chris Fries: So when that happens (Couture’s UFC contract expires), will you be interested in signing that deal (a Fedor/Couture fight on Elite XC).
Gary Shaw: I would sign it in less than a heartbeat.
To hear the rest of this interview, tune into The Lights Out Show on the Tagg Radio Network at www.TaggRadio.com, which airs live on Thursday, March 20 8e/5p. Archive shows available to listen to anytime at www.thelightsoutshow.com, www.iTunes.com, and www.myspace.com/thelightsoutshow.