Mark Cuban discusses reasons behind his lawsuit against the UFC

Written by Tim Ngo
February 22nd, 2008

As most of you know by now, Dallas Mavericks/HDNet owner Mark Cuban has filed a lawsuit against the UFC and its parent company ZUFFA in the state of Texas. Cuban spoke to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times via E-Mail to explain the reasoning behind his lawsuit.

Cuban told The Times, “our [HDNet Fights’] stated goal is to have the best MMA events and programming on HDNet”. He isn’t joking either as he’s signed every fighter that he has been capable of, and has an agreement with multiple MMA organizations to broadcast their events on his network including the IFL, Sportfight and Strikeforce.

“There is no question that our goal is Randy vs. Fedor on HDNet”, Cuban continued.

All Mark Cuban wants is some clarification on whether or not Couture’s contract will end in October like Couture is stating or if he’s going to have to wait a little longer. The great thing about this situation is that Cuban won’t be someone that the UFC will be able to bully around.

If Cuban gets his way, this will be the best gift that he can give MMA fans.

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