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.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller is at it again! After some very successful seasons with MTV and the hit show BULLY BEATDOWN, UFC / Zuffa could not resist this world-class fighter any longer. Ponying up a nice contract with the UFC and an opportunity to coach the next season of the hit TV show, The Real Ultimate Fighter.
After UFC 132, the new king-of-the-trash-talk, Chael Sonnen is talking smack about everyone. Dissing PRIDE champs like Mirko “Cro Cop,” Wanderlei Silva and “Kid” Yamamoto, sharing his ideas that Fedor sucks, and calling Lyoto Machida a bum that trains in a bathrobe.
There’s a man you may have heard of called Randy Couture, and Machida took one of his teeth. And for that I’m going to take three of his. But, I’m not only willing to take on Machida just because of Randy, it’s also that easy fight thing. I’m trying to ease my way back into the pool so I’m calling out bums.
ESPN reports that Machida will fight Sonnen after ‘bathrobe’ remarks.
A lot of interesting follow up comments here on MMA MANIA.
UFC 132 – Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz
Get it while it’s hot.
Did you see this fight?! What a stunner!
“The facts are the facts, it is what it is, Nate’s done.” -Dana White