Couture Dismissal Attempts Denied

RawVegas’ Dave Farra reports outside of the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas in the above video. Earlier today a judge denied UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture’s requests to dismiss parts of the lawsuit Zuffa filed against him in January.

The lawsuit cites that Couture made negative comments about the promotion and those involved with it’s management. They also stated that the comments have caused “irreparable damage” and that he has breached the employment contract he signed with the company.

The accusations stem from the International Fight League’s attempts to field a team using the Xtreme Couture gym name.

The lawsuit, which will now go ahead in court, will also attempt to collect up to $10,000 in damages from Couture and seek a restraining order that will prevent him from being involved with any other organizations that compete against the UFC.

A suit filed by HDNet Fights owner and popular billionaire Mark Cuban, made in hopes of earning a declaratory judgment concerning the contractual status of Couture with the UFC, has not yet been heard in court.

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