Dana White has been “no commenting” a lot during recent weeks. Especially when it came to the details of a potential deal arising quickly with FOX Network.
Offers have been piling up on the table.
Already negotiating a contract renewal with SpikeTV, the UFC also had new offers coming in from CBS, Comcast, and another unique opportunity to overtake the G4 network and turn the channel into a 24/7 MMA network.
Then the UFC then received an out of the park offer from FOX. A seven-year deal worth over $100 million annually. This includes four prime time, LIVE event broadcasts per year on FOX, and great time slots for the hit TV show The Ultimate Fighter. on the network channel and Fox Sports channels.
“The Fox deal accelerated at 100 mph in recent months.”
- Dana White (UFC President)
Exposure for MMA and then UFC is continuing to skyrocket, and as mixed martial arts becomes more of a mainstream sports it’s clear that the sky’s the limit.
The UFC’s debut broadcast event on FOX will be from the Honda Center in Anaheim ,CA on November 12th, 2011.
Full Fight UFC 102 - Randy Couture vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Full Fight UFC 102 - Nate Marquardt vs Demian Maia
Full Fight UFC 102 - Nick Catone vs Mark Munoz
Full Fight UFC 102 - Michael Russow vs Justin McCully
I want to let all of you know that I have been following MMA for over 15 years, I fully understand and have the utmost respect for the sport.
I’m still jacked up after brock lesnars (cough,cough) win over Frank Mir.
First, I just have to say the display after this fight was an utter disgrace. This is not WWE, these are “real” professional fighters. Brock lesnar is making a joke out of a sport that I have grown to love. I love it because of the respect and determination, and skill of the fighters who represent the sport.
The way Lesnar came up this quickly and remains a champ turns my stomach. Not one of Lesnar’s fights have shown any technique. He is simply the Champ because of his sheer overwhelming size, and something about that justs urks me to no end. His attitude, in a word “Blows.” It seems like this is all a follow up act to his WWE career. Do me a favor Brock if you want to act, move to Hollywood. Don’t make a joke out of a pure sport you big chooch, have a little respect for the people that worked and dedicated their lives to this.
Until you show me that you have real talent, other than being a gorilla then I have no respect for you as a fighter.
The full list of suspensions includes:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
def. Randy Couture: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Thiago Silva: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Keith Jardine: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Jake Rosholt: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Chris Leben: 30-day suspension and must have CT scan of possible facial fractures
Nate Marquardt: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Demian Maia: 21-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Brandon Vera: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Krzysztof Soszynski: 30-day suspension due to facial laceration
Aaron Simpson: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Ed Herman: Suspended indefinitely and must have left knee cleared by a physician
Gabriel Gonzaga: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Chris Tuchscherer: 45-day suspension due to facial laceration
Mike Russow: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Justin McCully: 30-day suspension due to possible left-eye injury
Todd Duffee: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Tim Hague: 60-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Mark Munoz: 30-day suspension for right-elbow injury
def. Nick Catone: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Evan Dunham: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Marcus Aurelio: 14-day suspension for precautionary reasons
The Official Results from UFC 102
UFC 102 was action packed with some of the sports most decorated and upcoming fighters, in prime shape, delivering beyond all expectations. Here are the official results.
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- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Randy Couture by Unanimous Decision
- Thiago Silva defeated Keith Jardine by KO at 1:35 of Round 1
- Jake Rosholt defeated Chris Leben by Submission (Arm-Triangle) at 1:30 of Round 3
- Nate Marquardt defeated Deminan Maia by KO at 0:21 of Round 1
- Brandon Vera defeated Krzysztof Soszynski by Unanimous Decision
- Aaron Simpson defeated Ed Herman by TKO at 0:17 of Round 2
- Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Chris Tuchscherer by TKO at 4:27 of Round 1
- Mike Russow defeated Justin McCully by Unanimous Decision
- Todd Duffee defeated Tim Hague by KO (Punches) at 0:07 Seconds of Round 1
- Mark Munoz defeated Nick Catone by Split Decision
- Evan Dunham defeated Marcus Aurelio by Split Decision
The Official $60,000 UFC Bonuses
- Fight of the Night
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy “The Natural” Couture win Fight of the Night for their stellar 3 round performance. Candidate for fight of the year!
- Knockout of the Night
Nate Marquardt with a commanding knockout in 21 seconds of the first round
- Submission of the Night
Jake Rosholt with an arm triangle that put Chris Leben to sleep