News On Notes On HBK, Bret Hart, No Way Out, & More

Ryan Clark


One of the biggest mixed martial arts stories of the year is that Randy “The Natural” Couture walked away from the UFC as their reigning Heavyweight champion. Dana White and Randy Couture met recently and all indications are that no agreement was reached. Couture appeared at an “HDNet Fights” MMA card this weekend in Dallas, Texas. Couture made it very clear that he is not retired from the sport and he’s already got his sights set on his next opponent. Couture said: â<80><9c>I am not retired. I am waiting for my UFC contract to expire. I will fight Fedor Emelianenko.â<80> Emelianenko is considered by many to be the top ranked heavyweight fighter in the world. With Randy Couture’s contractual obligations with the UFC expire in October 2008, it’s possible that we’ll see the much anticipated Couture-Fedor showdown by the end of next year.

The following World Wrestling Entertainment DVDs came in on Billboard’s Top 10 Recreational Sports chart for the week ending December 22nd. ‘The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak & Triumph’ debuted in second place. ‘John Cena: My Life’ came in at third, followed by ‘Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man’ coming in at fourth.

The following press release regarding the new reality series feature members of the Hart family was released today: Hart World Productions Inc. announces that the television reality show, â<80><9c>Hart Nation,â<80> is currently in pre-production. â<80><9c>Hart Nationâ<80> stars the ex-wife and children of the now-retired Canadian wrestling legend Bret â<80><9c>Hitmanâ<80> Hart. Cameras follow Bretâ<80><99>s ex-wife, Julie, and their children, Beans (age 19), Blade (age 17), Dallas (age 23) and Jade (age 24) as they deal with the legacy of being part of wrestlingâ<80><99>s royal family while following their own dreams and goals. â<80><9c>Hart Nationâ<80> talent and production members were in New York City recently for meetings, interviews, photo opportunities and filming. Hart World Productions Inc. is a privately held Alberta corporation. The â<80><9c>Hart Nationâ<80> website is located at www.hartnationtv.com. The MySpace page is located at www.myspace.com/hartnationtv.

Tickets for next yearâ<80><99>s WWE No Way Out pay-per-view on February 17th, 2008 in Las Vegas are still available. Special air and hotel packages are also available for that weekend through Funjet Vactions, and you can purchase WWE No Way Out PPV tickets through UNLVTickets.com.

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