UFC Wins Another Round In Couture Case

It is a minor victory, but a victory nonetheless; according to Sherdog, Zuffa, LLC (parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship) won a round in a Dallas court room as an appeals court granted the promotion a stay against a motion for summary judgement that was submitted by HDNet Fights; Mark Cuban, owner of HDNet Fights, had filed the motion originally on February 13, requesting that a Texas court decide when Randy Couture would be able to sign a contract with a rival organization (presumably in Cuban’s case, HDNet Fights).

Cuban is expected to appeal the decision to the Texas Supreme Court; Friday’s judgement effectively halts Couture’s case from unfolding in Texas – for now.  Now things will turn back to Las Vegas as both the UFC and Couture have begun arbitration hearings to try and resolve all issues in this case; UFC president Dana White and Couture have already been deposed for the case and more individuals will be expected to be deposed, as well, for the proceedings.

In yet another seperate suit filed in Nevada, Zuffa filed for breach of contract against Couture on January 14, claiming that Couture had violated a one-year “non-compete” clause within an employee agreement he had signed in December 2006 by promoting non-UFC fights.  Couture’s current employment contract with the UFC is set to expire on October 11.

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