I feel like someone in a horror movie, who knows that the undead have shambled by, but are at a loss to explain how or why. I suppose one could classify this as a "rumour", since I'm no more credible than any other anonymous poster on the internet. But regardless, this is true to the best of my knowledge, and it's my hope that someone can help make sense of this.
Yesterday I was down at the gym, talking with our head trainer. His second-in-charge is a pro fighter who had signed with Elite just prior to their going under. Thankfully, she didn't get caught up in the ugly mess that is the contract situation around EXC at the moment, because she never actually fought for them and her contract wasn't set to become active until the first fight. So, after sitting on the shelf for months, she finally agreed to another contract, this time with Palace Fighting.
This is where things get strange: The day after she agreed to her new contract, someone from Elite called her manager to say that they had heard about her new contract, and they weren't happy. Apparently, they think very highly of her and still want her to fight for them, and they won't make a stink about her taking one fight with another organization while she waits (how magnanimous of them), but they made the point of reminding her that she does have a contract with EXC.
How would they know about her new contract, when there hadn't been a press release? What is with the none-too-subtle threats, considering that her contact with EXC isn't even a valid contract (and everyone is aware of it)? Who was the person who actually made the call, and who do they think they are fooling? The only theory that anyone has put forward on this situation that makes any sense (and I'm not a fan of it, though it could logically follow through) is that CBS has decided to take over EXC, and that all of this other nonsense was an effort to both buy time and lower what they would have to pay for the product. In this theory, there are CBC staffers and contractors preparing infrastructure and keeping an eye on assets behind the scenes. I think that's more than a little bit of a stretch, but I'm at a loss to explain this.