MMA Mark Cuban hires Guy Mezger :eek3:

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  1. EG6

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    In a new article at CBSSports.com, my boss and editor, Denny Burkholder, is reporting that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is indeed serious about expanding his holdings in MMA. Cuban informed Burkholder that his first hire is none other than former UFC champion Guy Mezger.

    Cuban has hired MMA veteran Guy Mezger to run the day-to-day operations of his MMA project, and will rely on Mezger to handle tasks such as talent evaluation.

    “We have already started,” Cuban said. “Our first hire was Guy Mezger, who will be responsible for managing fight cards, attracting and signing fighters.”

    Mezger runs the Lions Den affiliate in Dallas, TX and has served as a commentator and matchmaker for several MMA organizations. His reputation in the industry is impeccable.

    In addition to working with Mezger, it appears that Ed Fishman, formerly of Pride, could be involved somehow as well:

    In White Chocolate’s press release, they indicated that former Pride Fighting Championships USA president Ed Fishman was present for the recent meetings with Cuban and Mezger. Fishman was the driving force behind Pride FC’s pay-per-view events held in Las Vegas in 2006 and early 2007, in the days before the company was sold to UFC parent company Zuffa LLC.

    Go to www.CBSSports.com for the full article


    Shit he was serious :eek3:

     
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    He has the $$ to make it happen if he can get Air time in the USA and Japan I think it could do well.
     
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    Good to see that he's still active in MMA. They need to do a Mezger/Ortiz 3 :x:
     
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    I hate to say it, but I think it's too little too late from Cuban. He's attacking a pretty well saturated market, and finding good fighters not already locked into contracts is going to be tough. Best of luck to him though.
     
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    wonder what he can do...money can buy a lot
     
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    that it can
     
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    I meet Guy in the locker rooms at Art of War3. Cool dude.
     
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    this is why Dana should not have let a lot of top level talent go just because they didnt have "star power"

    Guy Mezger is nothing, but if someone like Cuban decides to just buy up all of the top tier talent that the UFC doesnt want to pick up, we could be right back into the same situation as UFC vs Pride, but "Pride" this time around would have a stronger business model and more legitimate business connections.
     
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    I hope Cuban shuts down UFC. I really dislike Dana.
     

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