Randy Couture got bitchslapped bad last month when the courts found he was breaking the terms of his non-compete clause by fielding a team for the IFL. And while he’s still licking his wounds over that particular incident, things aren’t 100% bad for him in legal land. The case put forward by HDNet to determine when Randy can legally fight again has taken a step forward in HDNet’s favor, with a judge ruling that the case can proceed in Mark Cuban’s backyard of Texas rather than Zuffa’s hometown of Las Vegas.
What exactly does that mean? Eeeeh. On the surface it shouldn’t mean anything. After all, the law is the law no matter where it’s practiced, right? Of course, no matter how much we wish it was, this isn’t Fantasy Lollypop Candyland. And outside of that marvelous delicious place, shit like favoritism and bias often come into play.
Zuffa likes keeping shit in Vegas because they own half the people in power and there ain’t a judge on the strip that hasn’t shared a martini or two with the Fertitas. I’m sure the same is true for Cuban in Texas, although they probably get tickets to a shitty basketball game and a free giant foam hand instead.