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Texas gets whupped by Alberta

Fresh off their out of nowhere announcement of Aleks E. vs Cabbage, Canada’s Hardcore Championship Fighting have put another notch in their belt with the signing of Little Nog to their roster. Note to Mark Cuban: that’s how you ramp up a new MMA organization. No one’s asking you to trade your pink tricycle for a jet powered motorbike just yet. But considering your resources, would it kill you to book a few guys on your first show who actually matter on a global scale?Last time I checked, Texas has 20 million people in it versus the 4 million who live in Alberta during the periods of the year it isn’t frozen under 12 feet of ice. And last time I checked HCF’s TV network The Score was available in 5 million homes, roughly the same number as HDNet is available in. Also, I’m pretty sure the HCF organization doesn’t own an arena. And the owners aren’t billionaires.

As I’ve said before, I’m all for slow and steady wins the race. But would it kill Mark Cuban to throw a few extra bucks in to get some fights going that some of us would actually care about?

**UPDATE** Mark Cuban has gone for broke and added Drew Fickett to his first card.

  • garth says:

    If either of these promotions were in any way available to me as a cable subscriber in southern CA, I’d be totally worked up about it.

  • TIGERTAO says:

    That does it, I’m sold Fightlinker! This Tigers leaving Bangkok, its legion of tasty Whores and quality low cost MMA Training. I’m moving to Canada asap, I got a friend in Alberta I can stay with and some cold weather would actually be a change from the constant 30C+ heat and glorious sunshine!

    I’m gonna start learning your gay national anthem right away to prepare for my immigration…

  • Just watch out, you have to know it in two languages to pass the test :-p

  • Teufel says:

    Little Nog was supposed to make his debut in Vancouver in December, but for whatever reason Vancouver has banned MMA. Weak!

  • Xavier says:

    You can’t blame Cuban, he’s paying Erick Dampier a nuclear fuckton of money to do jack shit for the Dallas Mavericks. It makes sense that he’s a bit gunshy after that debacle of a contract.

    Plus they just gave Devin Harris 50 mil/5 years which was tremendously overpaying too. Cuban can’t spare a shekel for MMA in light of those two abortions of contracts.

    /NBA talk

  • The Truth says:

    WAR Fickett!

    Any idea how much he got paid? Just curious how much they are offering UFC fighters to bounce…

  • sonzai says:

    “Little Nog was supposed to make his debut in Vancouver in December, but for whatever reason Vancouver has banned MMA. Weak!”

    They haven’t banned MMA, they just aren’t sanctioning any new events until they get more info and input from the provincial government. All previously sanctioned events are a go, including, as far as I know, the proposed Little ‘Nog debut in November.

  • Ah, thank god for grandfathering clauses

  • jazzn says:

    This may not be the right place, but I just wanted to say what a terrifying nickname “Cabbage” is. When I think “Cabbage” it scares the shit out of me. Cabbage… It’s like a big round heavy thing.. oh.