HBO Show Outside The Octagon Cancels Video Blogs

Matt RandallCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2009

LONDON - JANUARY 17:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) UFC president Dana White attends the 'Octagon' private view at Hamilton's Gallery January 17, 2007 in London, England.  The exhibition showcases work by photographer Kevin Lynch documenting the world of Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) events.  (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

Dana White has taken down all of his video blogs from the UFC's YouTube account.

Dana started doing video blogs of behind the scenes footage starting at UFC 90. The blogs would show what Dana was up too during the days and hours leading up to the events.

After UFC 101, all of the video blogs were taken off the site. The person responsible for this appears to be Dana White.

This is not the first time that this has happened.

Dana threatened to take them down after the notorious blog about Loretta Hunt. Of course, Dana decided not to let Loretta win and instead chose to stick with them, until now.

According to some internet rumors, Dana is in talks with HBO to create a show called Outside the Octagon, and this is the reasoning behind the removal of all the blogs.

I am still undecided about how I feel about this because I do not have HBO so therefore I won't be able to view the blogs immediately, I will instead be forced to wait for them to leaked to the Internet.

However, on the flipside, I would imagine that HBO would not be making a show with low quality hand held video cameras. They would actually put some money into the production side of things.

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that the blogs were excellent, regardless of the shaking camera work and low resolution.

It was great to not only see what Dana does leading up to events, but it was great to see what the fighters do not only backstage but the days before their fights as well.

According to HBO, the deal is apparently not finalized, and we should hopefully have some new reports soon, hopefully in time for UFC 102.