ICv2 catches up with Gareb Shamus and sits down to ask him about recent personnel changes. . Shamus confirms the departure of associate publisher Rob Felton, but says that publisher Jim Silver has not left, contrary to many rumors swirling earlier this week. Shamus also talks about the IFL, his leaving his position as CEO, and the problems with launching a new fight league:

Asked about his experience at IFL, Shamus indicated that the audience response has been very positive, with the show averaging two to three million viewers a week during the season. But sponsors have not come forward to support the new league as rapidly as expected. “Even though the sport is exploding in the 18 to 34 demographic, the sponsor community has take a little longer to get associated with the sport than I expected,” he said. “There’s a lot of baggage that went with the sport because of how it was handled years ago.”