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EliteXC Considering All-Female MMA Card

The biggest draw for EliteXC's first CBS show later this month is Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson. But the second-biggest draw may be Gina Carano, America's best-known women's mixed martial arts fighter, who will get another publicity boost tonight when ESPN features her on E:60.

And EliteXC is already looking beyond the Carano vs. Kaitlin Young fight on that May 31 card to a day when, EliteXC President Gary Shaw says, they might do an all-female MMA card.
"We'll continue putting [women] on Showtime and on CBS, and we'll continue putting them on the ShoXC cards, as well," Shaw said. "The fight team and (EliteXC matchmaker) Jeremy Lapen are working hard on additions for the female divisions."
Right now there aren't enough female MMA fighters under contract to EliteXC to pull off an all-female show, but Shaw says that's a real possibility for 2009. I think it would be great for the growth of the sport.

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