I was a thousandare before the the UFC 100 weekend a few days ago. But thanks to ‘Natasha’ at Little Darlings, Vegas taxi drivers and $10 minimum blackjack at Mandalay Bay…I’m barely holding onto that hundredare tax bracket. There’s no such thing as ‘big pimping’ for me. Medium pimping (which usually consists of ‘free refills’), I can deal with. Whenever you sell a .com company for billions and then buy the Dallas Mavericks…that’s around the realm of ‘astronomical pimping’. We’re talking about our Twitter buddy (how many people can say that!) and overall fan of MiddleEasy.com, Mark Cuban.
If you’re a fan of MMA (and if you’re not, get the F out of Asgard!) then you probably know the union that has been struck between fellow billionare boy’s club member Donald Trump and Mark Cuban. Along with the CEO of Affliction, Tom Atencio, they have injected more money into the Affliction/M-1 Global (and we think Strikeforce) organization than any of us will probably make in our lifetime. This is why the entire MMA world flips out when Affliction releases their pay amounts ($1,500,000 to Andrei Arlovski!) all of which promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s ‘Golden Boy Promotions‘. So that’s why when you get the buzz that Mark Cuban is now a ZUFFA bondholder, a thousand little scenarios start tap-dancing in your head (or maybe it’s just the cheap rum). Realistically it means that he can track the financial results of ZUFFA and compare with his Affliction/M-1 Global baby. I’m going to need a few advil because I just pulled my hamstring jumping to a conclusion but could this mean that Mark Cuban is planning a takeover of the entire organization and merging it with Affliction/M-1 Global (WAMMA)? We don’t know. Hell, we don’t even know what being a bond holder means. I’ve been a Gold Bond holder and that’s sort of cool. Try sprinkling a little Gold Bond in your underwear, then put them on. It will feel like the entire continent of Antartica relocated entirely in your underwear. [Source]