Is this a done deal? If it is, will the fights start in 2007 or later?
MERCHANT CONFIRMS HBO HAS MMA DEAL!
During a telephone conversation on Christmas with HBO's Larry Merchant, he put things like this. "People look at it (UFC) as real wrestling. And next year HBO and Showtime, they both will test the waters and see if this works. I don't know what Showtime is doing, but we'll do four and see how it goes."
SOMETIMES I'M SO FAR AHEAD I GET LONESOME!
This confirms my story of July 3, 2006 at www.RingTalk.com where I had indicated that a deal would be struck that would culminate with Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC coming to HBO.
Thank You steyr_223!
No problem..I quote my friend Scott's father when he first saw UFC in 2005..
"It will never be mainstream, like boxing"..