According to Adam Swift over at Sherdog, Randy “The Natural” Couture has signed a contract with HDNet for a possible fight with Fedore Emelianenko. The signing of the contract is the reason HDNet asked a Texas judge to rule on the exact date to witch Couture’s promotional contract ends with Zuffa. If a ruling is made and coutures becomes a free agent, we are likely to see a co-promoted fight between Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko broadcast on HDNet. The fight could be held after October 12, when Randy Coutures employment contract expires.
M-1 Global, Fedors promotion has not entered into anything as of yet, but has worked with HDNet in the past.
According to the filing, HDNet Fights has entered into a contract with Couture that is scheduled to commence upon the expiration of his Zuffa promotional agreement. At that time, the company plans to promote a fight between Couture and Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) in Dallas, assuming terms can be reached with the highly regarded Russian heavyweight.
The existence of an actual contract between HDNet Fights and Couture is believed to be key to the companyâ€™s action in Texas. Without it, it is unlikely that the court would find an actual controversy ripe for adjudication.