EliteXC Manager of Fight Operations JT Steele on Tuesday informed Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer via email that the promotion was canceling its November 8th event scheduled for November 8th in Reno, Nevada.
The email also officially confirmed that ProElite, Inc., the parent company of EliteXC, ceased operations on Tuesday.
MMAFrenzy.com was forwarded a copy of the email for publication.
The decision to close was first made public on Monday evening when MMAFrenzy.com learned from sources that fighters and employees were informed earlier in the day that the company would be shutting down.
The full-text of the email is below:
I just left you a voicemail with the unfortunate confirmation that the November 8, 2008 EliteXC event will be cancelled. It is with great regret that I must also inform you that ProElite, Inc. will be closing our operation today. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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