Professional Courtesy: Xtreme Couture Out, Team Tompkins In

February 29, 2008

No word yet on the outcome of today’s preliminary injunction hearing in Zuffa v. Couture, but MMAPayout.com has learned that the athletes fighting at tomorrow night’s IFL event will compete under the Team Tompkins banner, not Xtreme Couture.

Joe Favorito, IFL Senior Vice President of Communications issued the following statement to MMAPayout.com:

Given the ongoing litigation between Extreme Couture and the UFC, we were asked by Extreme Couture Wednesday to not use the Extreme Couture camp name in our event this Friday. Out of respect for Randy and his team in this difficult situation, the camp will take the name Team Tompkins. Shawn Tompkins is coaching this Friday as already announced for this Friday’s event. The IFL is not in any way involved in this litigation, we are doing this out of professional courtesy for Randy and his group.

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