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Exclusive: Survivor’s Mark Burnett invests in King of the Cage, secures deal with HDNet for 2010 has recently been able to learn from sources close to the situation that reality television kingpin, Mark Burnett, has invested in King of the Cage, and through this recent founded partnership the company has managed to secure a broadcast deal with HDNet Fights for the year of 2010.

Sources close to the agreement have indicated to 5 Oz. that the promotion’s founder and current majority owner, Terry Trebilcock, still has a controlling interest in the company. has also been able to learn that the debut of King the Cage on HDNet in 2010 will kick off with a show targeted for March 26 from Reno, Nevada.

King of the Cage is one of the longest running mixed martial arts promotions in the business, being founded in 1998 by current owner, Terry Trebilcock. KOTC has spawned a handful of the best fighters in the sport, with names such as Rashad Evans, Joe Stevenson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Diego Sanchez all calling the promotion home at some point in their decorated careers.

Born in London, Burnett is a British television producer famous for having tremendous success in a variety of different reality programs. Some of the more notable productions of Burnett include Survivor, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Eco-Challenge and The Apprentice.

HDNet is currently home to the enormously popular Inside MMA as well as all of the live Maximum Fighting Championship broadcasts scheduled for 2010. is currently awaiting comment from representatives from HDNet and will keep you updated on any response we receive.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I am so glad I have hd net now espacially since direct dropped versus.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    KOTC have had a lot of the biggest names in mma at one point or another, they still put on a lot of shows, i think i saw they have a show in Japan sometime soon?
    Can only be good news for them, very pleasing. hope the production value increases some though, the camera angles in KOTC shows always seemed very amateur

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Think they will have a big turn around and gain some ground- this guy is a Not shy about trying some new things…

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