Looks like we’ve now got three NYE shows to watch this year:
In a JarryPark.com exclusive, HDNet Fights President/Commissioner, Guy Mezger, announced that the 12/29 IFL World Grand Prix Finals would air live on HDNet. Mezger is still unsure as to whether or not they will also air on MyNetwork TV but he believes his network will be the sole carrier of the event. This is part of a new agreement where HDNet will begin airing IFL events come 2008.
So it looks like HDNet will be doing the live broadcasting for the IFL here on in. Whether this is a good deal or not won’t be known until the IFL releases the info on how much/little HDNet is paying for these rights. Hopefully new el presidente Jay Larkin hasn’t given it away for free like the two stooges did with Fox Sports.
Also unknown is the level of support and teamwork that will exist between the IFL and HDNet. Remember, HDNetFights bent over and fucked their last partners at Art of War by poaching Guy Mezger from them and dropping future events from the HDNetFights roster. So who knows … perhaps they just plan on sucking the IFL dry and tossing the carcass away once they’re done.