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Jared Shaw is not the reason Elite XC went under



"There’s haters in life, there’s jealousy in life. There’s people who are misinformed. I am used to feeling the brunt of hate or gratification - however somebody wants to treat me. To hear my coworkers come out and basically throw stones, slander me, and insinuate things that are not true, it showed that they didn’t know what was going on. I think everybody wants to be in a position of power. Look, the one job that I think is kind of like fantasy football or fantasy baseball to everybody is being a matchmaker, and not everybody can hold that position in a company because not everybody has an eye for talent and because if you got too many chiefs in the kitchen, there’s no cook. So, in that essence, some people felt like they wanted that opportunity, and I am sorry that when they made a statement it wasn’t heard or that they didn’t have a say in the company’s future. I did my job, and I got nothing bad to say about anybody because, at the end of the day, I can hold my head up high and know that I am real human being and I don’t need to take pot shots at others to make myself feel better or to make myself look better to future endeavors. I know what I brought to the table, and I think people from the inside who really understand the sport, I think they know what I brought to the table.... Some people want to blame me for the demise of the company, but those that were close know the truth. I haven’t gone on the record with anybody because I don’t really have anything to say. I know what I brought to the table, and I believe in karma. I believe in what goes around comes around, and those that were responsible for the demise – and it’s not one person in general – they all know it and they’ve all felt it. I don’t need to point my finger at anyone."

Former Elite XC Vice President, Jared "$kala" Shaw, talks about what went wrong with Pro Elite in general and the promotion in particular. He feels that the epic collapse was not his fault -- it was merely a case of too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Shaw is apparently now focused on managing a stable of professional boxers; however, would not rule out a return to mixed martial arts if an opportunity were to emerge with, for example, the new-look Strikeforce.

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