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Randy Couture has fingers in every pie

Hey, did you hear that Affliction and Golden Boy broke up? I know! Golden Boy said that Affliction was being too controlling. What a jerk! Yeah! But now Affliction just went and got a NEW girlfriend. Already? Yeah I know. What an ass. Affliction’s going out with HDNet. But get this … Randy Couture’s also saying ‘we’ when talking about Affliction, like they’re going out too. Doesn’t he know how jealous UFC gets when he talks like that?

Yep, the whole Affliction/Golden Boy/HDNet/Randy Couture/UFC thing is starting to sound like a really juicy high school love triangle (or hexagon in this case). We’ve already mentioned that Affliction and Golden Boy are splitsville, but it looks like Affliction has moved right along to Mark Cuban and his HDNet gang. Randy Couture is on the Affliction bandwagon … they’ve always been tight since Affliction is responsible for Randy’s XTreme Couture shirts (so heinous they’re banned as wangster wear in many clubs). But when Randy starts saying ‘our’ and ‘we’ in terms of promoting events, you should take note:

“Xtreme Couture is partnered with Affliction and they did it to hurt me,” Couture said. “We are now the Banned Brand of the UFC. Things have still been OK. We’ve spent more than $1 million sponsoring fighters. It motivated (Affliction owner Todd Beard). to put on our own shows.”

Affliction was initially rumored to be partnering with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy productions, but a source close to the fighter’s contracts said the partnership has dissolved.

HDNet owner Mark “Cuban is helping out,” Couture said. “More than likely, I will end up signing with HDNet and Affliction. Realistically, that is the best option.”

I’m also interesting in knowing what came first chicken/egg style: did the UFC ban Affliction for wanting to start a promotion or did Affliction want to start it’s own promotion because the UFC banned it? We initially thought that Affliction got thrown to the curb over the whole Randy/Fedor commercial, but the UFC justified it all saying Affliction was becoming a competing promotion. I’d say it’s kinda an important clarification as to who did what first, but what do I know … I’m just a blogger.

  • sofian

    you meant pentagon (5 sides) not hexagon

  • Hattori Hanzo

    When your not busy preparing for fighting might as well stay busy hatching evil plans to compete with the UFC. Plans that will unexplicably fall apart for one reason or another (eg M1 global)

  • Jersey Tomato

    Why is it evil to compete with the UFC? Randy just loves to get his fingers in your pie. You got a problem with that, Hanzo?

    You should change your last name to Gracie so people would call you Hanzo Gracie. How great would that be!?!
    If you say it fast, it sounds just like Renzo Gracie. Dig?

  • x5BoltMainx

    You’re not just a blogger, you’re the blogger champion.

  • I signed up for fightliner!

    When I read your comment x5 for some reason the ending of Karate Kid popped in my head with that song “Your the best around…no ones ever gunna keep you down”. Of course were missing the crane kick.

  • Hanzo Gracie

    Yeah I like it thanks. Cool name

  • Hattori Hanzo Gracie

    this name is even better.
    Hope Randy gets tofightFedor before he gets his ARRP Card

  • Xavier

    Keep talking Randy, such statements aren’t going to help the various legal cases floating around.

  • operator

    And you know Randy is putting out too same with HD Net. SLUTS

  • sonzai

    The real chicken/egg thing here is what came first: Randy’s becoming part of the Affliction fold or leaving the UFC for “lack of respect”?

  • fightlinker

    oooh, good point