Mark Cuban's HDNet to get UFC access

by Matt Erickson | source:

After years of a relationship that could best be termed "sometimes rocky," billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has settled his differences with UFC president Dana White – at least enough for the UFC to open the door for Cuban's TV network, HDNet.

Cuban said the network will now be granted access to Zuffa events and will be able to use video highlights after fights. And he said Rice and Rutten would be at UFC events as part of the "Inside MMA" show.

"Over the years, Dana and I have had some disagreements at the business level," Cuban said on the show. "Because of those – and I can see his side of it, as well – HDNet has not had access to UFC events. We weren't able to be at the weigh-ins, we didn't have press credentials, we didn't get video after fights. So Dana and I have been talking for the past few months and kind of came to some agreements and worked things out."

Cuban said any perceived rifts with White over the years were merely the nature of business.

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C1010 site profile image  

9/11/10 10:36 PM by C1010

Awesome news!

Mmanizzle site profile image  

9/11/10 9:41 PM by Mmanizzle

 TTT for El Guapo!!!


9/11/10 8:00 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 What did he say?

CREamedbyCandy site profile image  

9/11/10 7:49 PM by CREamedbyCandy

I love Inside MMA. I cancelled my DirecTV, but honestly the only channel I really miss is HDNet along with Spike/Showtime.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

9/11/10 7:43 PM by chaplinshouse

Joe's all "we can curse?" ---"sweet! fuck fuck shit fuck suck" :)and why is it funny that a week after Cuban calls out Dana, it's resolved? Calling someone out can create dialogue. Dialogue creates compromise. Compromise resolves conflict. Makes perfect sense to me.

reaper51 site profile image  

9/11/10 7:36 PM by reaper51


Flying Teep site profile image  

9/11/10 4:52 PM by Flying Teep

I think it is good news. Hopefully the same emphasis on the other orgs will still be present and that the UFC will not push aside everything else.

USAF Imagery Analyst site profile image  

9/11/10 4:07 PM by USAF Imagery Analyst

Good news for both parties.

GREK site profile image  

9/11/10 4:07 PM by GREK


KneeUppercut site profile image  

9/11/10 4:02 PM by KneeUppercut

You don't know business.