MMAPayout.com has learned that a number of the fighters being held in limbo by the ProElite/EliteXC sale will seek to bring their case against the fight promotion collectively, under the auspices of the Mixed Martial Artists Fighters’ Association. The group of fighters have sought from the promotion confirmation that their duties and obligations to EliteXC have been released and terminated. The fighters (via the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters’ Association) have forwarded a draft of complaint to EliteXC officials and, without such acknowledgment of their release within a specified time period, will file the complaint in open court on behalf of its’ members.
While freedom from their contracts seems to be the overarching theme of the collective action, a by product of the suit could be to force a swift conclusion.
The action by MMAFA seems to force the hand of what ever negotiations are taking place.
Finally, this whole mess might just get solved. And yes, the upgrade pun in the picture was intentional.