EliteXC announced their second show on CBS will air on July 26. That's very soon after their debut on May 31, which can cause problems with such a short roster. Worse, they've still got a show with tons of their talent on June 14. That leaves them in a bind in terms of getting recognized talent that will entertain fans and turn critics around.
Sam Caplan offers his recommendation:
If I was in EliteXC's shoes, I'd either move the July show to August in hopes that Slice or Shamrock will be ready to headline or I would cancel the June 14 show in Hawaii. I think EliteXC's current summer schedule is overly-ambitious at this point and if they want to run such a schedule they better get some money together and expand their roster.
As of now, the current roster is not configured to meet the demands that will be placed on it. EliteXC not only needs to do a better job of creating news stars, but it will also need to spend big money on existing stars because you don't create new ones overnight and the promotion needs immediate help for the July 26 CBS show.
So the moral of this story is that while many people believe the first CBS show could be the company's downfall, I think the more realistic concern is the second show.
-Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. James Thompson
-Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith
-Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young
-Phil Baroni vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua
-Brett Rogers vs. John Murphy
-KJ Noons vs. Yves Edwards
-Antonio Silva vs. TBA
-Nick Diaz vs. TBA