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Mark Cuban on Reckless Abandon

I don’t know how the fuck Jarry Park gets all the interviews they do. Well, actually I do … the guy running it used to work for HBO and Spike so he’s got connections out the anus. But it still always impresses me that he pulls in the interviews that he does. Next thing you know he’ll manage to snag an interview with the rotting corpse of Ravishing Rick Rude.

Today’s big interview is with Mark Cuban, and it’s pretty good. The only question I wish he’d asked Cuban was “Why the fuck did you name this event Reckless Abandon? Are you a moron?”. He did get this little swipe against the UFC though:

AH: What’s up with the UFC not allowing you to show footage of their events on “Inside MMA?” Are you surprised at how guarded they are?

MC: Ask them. The only thing I have seen from the UFC is that they have a lot of lawyers that they pay more than many of their fighters

If Mark Cuban was surprised that the UFC wasn’t gonna share with him, he’s less smart than I give him credit for. Sure, he has a right to be pissed, but he’s a competitor trying to break into the field, and he stepped all over the UFC’s toes regarding the Randy Couture thing.

Of course, if you’re involved in the MMA scene and you don’t get a paycheck from Dana White, you’re pretty much guaranteed that you’re stepping on the UFC’s toes … they don’t like anyone, which is why I don’t get why everyone tries to suck up to them.

Note to all MMA websites, organizations, and journalists: THE UFC FUCKING HATES YOU. Sure they’ll use you if they see a way to, but that doesn’t change the sentiment at all.

  • johnny says:

    what is this “MMA” thing you speak of? ….is it anything like “Ultimate Fighting”?

  • johnny says:

    btw, what did rick rude do to you, fightlinker?

    by chance, was cheryl roberts your mother?

  • frickshun says:

    I was really impressed w/how well the event came off. Except for that garbage light heavy fight, the rest was pretty entertaining. Cuban is a supreme intellect w/his business decisions. I have said it before. I guarantee within 2 years, he will be a major force in MMA. Probably a very close 2nd to UFC. Unlike Dana, he’s not playing w/house money. It’s his own & he won’t make decisions w/his ego.

  • stellar53 says:

    “he (Mark Cuban) won’t make decisions w/his ego”

    ……Now that is the funniest thing I have ever heard on here to date….

  • I agree with everything you said but you left out the part that if it wasn’t for Dana White’s UFC, none of us would be talking about MMA right now. So it’s kind of a catch-22 to diss on the UFC at this point. They took all the risk and I can’t blame them for not wanting 20 other orgs stealing their reward 2 seconds after they brought MMA to the mainstream. I think they deserve a few more years of foothold before they start sharing with every tom, dick and harry organization that throws a lightbulb over a wrestling mat.

  • Vale Nada says:

    You know why the pay is so shitty? Because they fucking can! Insurmountable leverage at this point…Hey, i’d like to pay my staff 80 bagillion dollars a year, but i don’t. Why? Because i like taking 4 months of vacation.

  • matt(tapout name shitstain) says:

    ZING for Mark Cuban

  • koolpaw says:

    “AH: What did you think of Mayhem Miller’s entrance?

    MC: I love everything Mayhem does for entertainment. He is a pro at it. I put him up there with Paris Hilton.”

    wow … oh???

  • Is that supposed to mean he’s all show and worthless?

  • Lifer says:

    I think it was a comment on his level of sluttiness.

  • johnny says:

    paris hilton doesn’t have as many internet Nuthuggers as Mayhem

  • Mobb Deep says:

    Cuban ain’t gonna do shit in MMA. Yeah, he has money, but Frank and Lorenzo have more. Can’t blame the UFC for crushing other orgs.

  • Method says:

    Cuban is building the MMA org of the future.

    Mob douchebag and the rest of the haters will be eating their words in 18 months

  • operator says:

    Maybe Cuban has money that he is willing to part with to actually pay his fighters. If he can clinch a deal with Arlovski I will be a beleiver.

  • Xavier says:

    Ha, Mark Cuban has an ego the size of ten Dana White’s. Just wait until he throws his first MMA-related fit. NBA fans were loving this guy until he showed off his true emo-baby schizophrenia.

    Mark Cuban is bad news on anything he touches.

  • dignan says:

    Mark Cuban vs. Dana. I would seriously take Cuban.

  • Jonathan says:

    Even fighters in the UFC step on Dana White’s toes…just look at Matt Lindland or Travis Lutter.

  • koolpaw says:

    Maybe Mark Cuban just has fetish for silver tight cloths? or it was the answer for the fight offer against Mayhem for wallets?

  • Ason says:

    Cuban if you’re reading this don’t waste all that scratch on MMA
    give me a measly 80 G’s or so to pay off my bills and buy French Canadian whores.

    Great investment.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    stellar53 is right about Cuban having a massive ego that often runs his endeavors. However, I don’t regard it as being a problem with Dana, and I don’t particularly regard it as being bad with Cuban either.

    The two of them sparking in the middle of the room could do a lot to raise the profile of our sport actually.