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UFC, Fox agree to seven-year deal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr7134, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    The UFC have agreed a seven year TV deal with Fox, which includes four network specials a year.

    UFC, Fox agree to seven-year deal

    http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/6874530/ufc-reaches-seven-year-broadcast-deal-fox-networks

    UFC on FOX announcement

    http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/21788-ufc-on-fox-announcement
     
  2. Those who have posted the many variations of the "UFC is a fad that won't last" theme on here since about 2005 or so don't seem to have much to say.
     
  3. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see Fox expanding FX's sports offerings now with this on top of the college football they have planned.
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Thank God my market is losing its Fox affiliate.

    Hasn't CBS been doing some prime-time specials too on occasion? Isn't that what Gus Johnson was doing between hoops and football?

    Their coverage doesn't seem to be causing that much of a ripple other than to the already-converted.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    One step closer to the oversaturation point. See poker, Texas hold'em.
     
  6. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    The CBS specials, which seem to have fallen by the wayside, were with a secondary brand. The UFC is the brand leader and Zuffa (the UFC's parent company) with one or two exceptions has most of the major MMA stars under contract.

    From the way Dana White has been talking it does appear that Fox are really going to be pushing the UFC and getting behind it. The deal is rumoured to be worth somewhere between ninety and one hundred million dollars a year. So, it's not an insignificant investment on Fox's part.

    A promo for the UFC on Fox.

     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Hannity is going to have a shit fit when he sees his own network promoting the gay porn lifestyle.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see the next American Idol winner sitting ringside at a UFC card. HARDCORE!
     
  9. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    It'll be great won't it?
     
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Have you gotten tickets for Warrior yet? Two brothers fight for the title in the octagon! Nick Nolte is in it!

    (I honestly can't wait until that movie comes out. Because once it does I won't have to see the moronic ads for it.)
     
  11. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    I like Nick Nolte.
     
  12. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    Actually what would be even better would be Brock Lesnar and the winner of American Idol guest staring on an episode of Glee together and singing a duet.
     
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