Here are a few points about dana saying the deal was done. these were taking from the UFC conference call from ufc 70 http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/Word-For-...ence-Call.html
CBS Sportsline: (To Dana) You mention that the HBO deal could happen in the summer, is that a signed deal, and delivered deal?
Dana: Yea, the UFC will be on HBO this summer.
Long Beach Press Telegram: (To Dana) We have heard for a while that you guys are negotiating with HBO. What is the status of that and when do you thing you guys maybe making your debut on HBO?
Dana White: This Summer,
LBPT: This summer?
Dana White: YES!
CBS: So we can report that as being official?
Dana: [laughs] Yea, we will be on this summer.
Las Vegas Review Journal: One of the big contentions on HBO and the UFC was that, the production and the announcers and everything. What have you decided on that?
Dana: It has been a long hard process, this deal with HBO; I’m very comfortable where we are right now. I would have never signed a deal that I wasn’t comfortable with. I probably could have had a deal with HBO a year ago, but I was never going to sign a deal that I wasn’t comfortable with and I think that HBO and the UFC are both comfortable with where we are at right now.
MMANews.com: You said that the production would be run by HBO in this move with them in the summer.
MMANews.com: Does this mean no, Joe Rogan, no Mike Goldberg for the announce team?
Dana: Yea, there will be a new announces team, there will be an HBO announce team.