Couture Wins Legal Victory, Judgment Expected on June 2

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Randy Couture wins a legal victory, as a Dallas Judge denied Zuffa’s request to delay or dismiss a legal clarification on the wording of Couture’s contract. It now looks like we might actually get a decision on Couture’s contract by June 2.

Backed by Mark Cuban’s HDNet Fights promotion, estranged UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture nabbed a substantial victory Monday in his ongoing legal dispute against Zuffa.

The District Court of Dallas County, Texas, denied Zuffa’s three motions to stay, delay and/or dismiss HDNet’s challenge of Couture’s promotional contract, on which Zuffa says the fighter still owes two bouts.

The decision opens doors for the court to hear HDNet’s motion for a summary judgment on June 2, a date that could conceivably offer resolution on Couture’s standing as a free agent. Couture contends his promotional contract will expire in July, once the agreement reaches its 16-month conclusion.

TG Sherdog


  1. GirlyGirl

    May 20, 2008 at 4:14 am

    This news is awesome! Maybe now there can actually be some "real" movement on future fights for Couture!

  2. Thomas

    May 20, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Substantial victory? I thought this move was all about HDNet and their attempt to get Fedor/Randy inked. It's moot now. By the time Fedor fights again, Randy will be free by any calendar.

  3. kom34

    May 20, 2008 at 5:29 am

    i'm glad we don't have to wait much longer to get this mess cleared up.

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