Well it finally came. It's over. The worst thing to happen to mma is dead. Thanks to Ken Shamrock ( ironically), EliteXC is over. That means a lot of good fighters might make to move to more popular cards (Jake Shields in the UFC, how great would that be?).
Plus the WEC is moving Paulo Filho to UFC, but Silva won't fight him (or Lyoto).
Friendship has no place in the ring ( octagon). Personally, I find it very disrespectful as one who pays so much to be a true fan (I actually buy the pay per views), but I don't cripple people for a living.
Maybe one day there will be only one organization, and it will promote true champs. I for one think this is a positive step.