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EVERY UFC fight will be televised in 2012

Onion2011-11-15 18:25:05 +0000 #1
Hope we can get something up here north of the border too!

From UFC's Twitter:

"Starting next year - every prelim fight will air on a FOX network"

Every UFC Fight Will Be Televised in 2012, With FUEL Hosting 2,000 Program Hours

www.mmafighting.com/...th-fuel-hosting-2-0/

Since signing a deal to bring programming to FOX networks for seven years starting in 2012, UFC president Dana White has repeatedly said that if you're an MMA fan, you're going to want to make sure you have access to the FUEL cable station. Until now though, the scope of FUEL's devotion to the UFC has been somewhat unclear.

No longer. On a Wednesday teleconference featuring executives of both FOX Sports and the UFC, it was revealed that FUEL will broadcast over 2,000 hours of UFC programming in 2012, devoting about 25 percent of their entire schedule to all things octagon.

It was just one of several details released regarding the future plans between the new partners. Among the other major revelations is that starting in January, every UFC fight that takes place anywhere around the world will be televised. In the recent past, most undercard fights have only been available online on Facebook.com.


Roundhouse2011-11-15 18:37:48 +0000 #2
Sweet! As long as Sportsnet picks up the pre-lims I'm a happy man!
Onion2011-11-15 18:47:50 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Roundhouse

Sweet! As long as Sportsnet picks up the pre-lims I'm a happy man!

yeah, that's what I'm hoping for
wgrapple2011-11-15 18:49:10 +0000 #4
That's awesome news for everybody especially the fighters, hopefully this means they can get a big bump in average sponsorship payments.
BulldogWrestler2011-11-15 19:04:03 +0000 #5
That's pretty cool.

It makes the network TV deal HUGE.
RPD2011-11-15 18:52:50 +0000 #6
Nice@!!

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