"Out of a job, will fight for food."

October 21, 2008
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To all of the people who are now out of a job due to ProElite, Inc. (EliteXC, King of the Cage, ICON Sport, Cage Rage, etc.) closing its doors, it’s surely not a humorous subject. The bungling of the way the company was run, driving it into bankruptcy, affects a huge chunk of MMA history, as well as its future.

There are now hundreds of fighters looking for work. But British fighter James Thompson, who suffered a controversial loss at the hands of Kimbo Slice when they met in the first CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights, tried to inject a little humor into the situation.

For people using the Facebook social networking site, there is a feature called “What are you doing right now?” that lets you send out a blast to all of your Facebook friends, basically just telling them whatever you want at that moment.

Thompson on Tuesday morning sent out the following “What are you doing right now?” blast:

“James Thompson is out of a job (will fight for food).”

Here’s hoping that Thompson and the other fighters that were under contract through ProElite’s various entities are able to break free and find work sooner rather than later.

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