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One-on-one with Mark Cuban
Cuban is the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the co-founder of the high definition television channel HDNet. In October 2007, Cuban built upon HDNet's past mixed martial arts telecasts, diving head first into the MMA ring with the start of his promotion, HDNet Fights. I conducted an e-mail interview with him this past weekend in which he discussed everything from entrepreneurship to pro basketball to where the sport of MMA is headed. What follows is the transcript of that interview. Its interesting what Cuban has to say about the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. It is something that soon the UFC could indeed be made to follow.
HDNet February 15 Card Off For Now
HDNet Fights has announced that their February 15 event has been cancelled. The event is expected to be rescheduled for later in the year.
Randy Couture’s incorrect proclamation
During a recent HDNet Fights card, Randy Couture publicly announced that he would be free to fight Fedor Emelianenko come October 2008. UFC President Dana White completely disagrees. “I expect Randy Couture to honor his contract. He is the heavyweight champion of the UFC. Until he either retires or fulfills his contract, he fights for the UFC,” said White. White already knows the next fight that will be lined up for Couture. “Nogueira and Sylvia are fighting for the interim title, and the winner will fight Randy.” EDIT: i just found another piece of info that i tought was very interesting this is from bloody elbow
Telling the media that he had "accomplished all that I could as a fighter" following his Dec. 8 bout with Ricky Hatton, Floyd Mayweather intimated that he would be happy to retire with a perfect 39-0 record and the unofficial title of best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet. But if Mark Cuban is to be believed, the 30-year-old pugilist has a prescient sense of history and wants to add one more chapter to his inevitable self-congratulatory autobiography -- Mayweather could become the first boxer in his career prime to risk hyper-extended ligaments in a mixed martial arts contest. Mayweather, Cuban said, will be involved in some capacity with the billionaire's fledging HDNet Fights promotion and will visit MMA gyms in the coming months to gauge his interest in an open-style fight.
Ken Shamrock vs. Frank Shamrock Looking More And More Likely
Ken Shamrock gave an interview on HDNet Fights about fighting his brother Frank. Judging from his comments it seems like it may be a done deal.
Karo Parisyan Discusses Possible April Fight Date
Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was a guest on the latest installment of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” and during the one-hour episode, he shared information on his next possible fight, as well as his thoughts on women competing in MMA.
Salmon's Future In HDNet Uncertain
After being pulled from 2 separate bouts in HDNet fights, the most recent being this past weekend, former UFC fighter Sean Salmon's future with the promotion is very uncertain, according to HDNet executive & matchmaker Guy Mezger.
Pete Spratt Finds a New Home with HDNet Fights
After a quick and decisive victory over Tristan Yunker at Saturday’s HDNet Fights event, former UFC fighter Pete Spratt (16-10) may have found a new home for MMA.
Miller, Trigg Set Stage for Rematch
DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2007 -- Maybe it was the upgraded fight card, or it could have been the free "Halloween" DVD giveaway that brought in 6,754 people to the American Airlines Center for the second HDNet Fights event. Either way, there was a special energy as the show came out swinging with a card that did not disappoint.
Andrei Arlovski To Leave The UFC?
Andrei Arlovski appeared at the HDNet Fights show in Dallas, Tx last night. And made a brief statement at the post fight press conference regarding his status. “I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career. According to MMAWeekly.com, sources close to Arlovski have stated that they are waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time will move to another organization.
Courture: could fight Fedor in October '08
He was asked at the HDnet fights tonight if it was a possibility and he said that it was, but October of next year would be the earliest.
M-1's New Years eve Card To Be Aired Live on Hdnet
An article on how the new years eve card is going to be on HDnet.
Mayhem on HDNet Fights
All you HD snobs out there in MMA land will get to see the evolution of Mark Cuban's latest gamble come Saturday on HDNet as well as the ever-growing monkey problem in MMA, mass proliferation of neck-beards and a good old fashioned thug-jitsu seminar.
Weigh-In Photos for “HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon”
DALLAS — Weigh-ins for “HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon,” the second-ever event held under the HDNet Fights banner, took place today at the Ellipse Ballroom in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.
HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Preview
A decent preview regarding the fights going on during the HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon event this weekend. Specifically, the article runs through the entire card, and has some insight on some of the more unknown fighters.
WEC 31 and HDNet: Reckless Abandon (Preview)
After an exciting finale to the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) this past weekend, I think it’s safe to say that the state of mixed martial arts is definitely good. Even with some disappointing and sad news in the sport, such as UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk being stripped of his title for testing positive for steroids and MMA’s first death in 35-year-old Sammy Vazquez, the sport is still growing rapidly. And that’s why we are having more and more great events, even outside of the UFC. Cases in point are the two events on the docket this week. First up on Wednesday is the best card in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) history with WEC 31. There are three title fights on this card, plus the debut of former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver in both the WEC and the 145-pound featherweight division. And then on Saturday, Mark Cuban’s HDNet organization holds their second big event. They have some notable big names on this card, and it seems as though they are growing by the day. Signings of guys like Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Frank Trigg, and Yves Edwards have been huge for this budding company. Here is the preview of the both events, with my picks for each fight.
HDNet To Broadcast 12/31 NYE Event With Fedor, IFL Finals
The HDNet network has secured broadcast rights to the Yarennokai event in Japan on 12/31 featuring Fedor Emelianenko, and the IFL World GP Finals on 12/29. The deal also gives HDNet broadcast rights to Fedor's future international fights.