UFC announces seven-year deal with FOX, debuts live fights on Nov. 12

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telnights
8/18/11 1:45:16PM
As expected, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading to FOX.

UFC and FOX officials today announced a new seven-year, multimedia-rights agreement that includes four live event broadcast in prime time on FOX, as well as four to six live events each year on FOX's cable network, FX.

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Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 2:21:03PM
Does this mean new life for TUF, because I thought that might be coming to an end.

I didn't feel like opening and reading the article. So there is this new deal, but are they still on with versus, maybe untill that deal is up?
ncordless
8/18/11 2:27:40PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Does this mean new life for TUF, because I thought that might be coming to an end.

I didn't feel like opening and reading the article. So there is this new deal, but are they still on with versus, maybe untill that deal is up?




New life for TUF should include a new opening theme. This ain't 2005. . . emo-rap-metal is lame.
emfleek
8/18/11 2:35:00PM

Posted by ncordless


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Does this mean new life for TUF, because I thought that might be coming to an end.

I didn't feel like opening and reading the article. So there is this new deal, but are they still on with versus, maybe untill that deal is up?




New life for TUF should include a new opening theme. This ain't 2005. . . emo-rap-metal is lame.



CRAZY TOWN FTW!!!



pmoney
8/18/11 2:48:49PM
This is awesome. FOX is huge. American Idol, The Simpsons, Family Guy... Hell I think they've had the world series and the super bowl before. And FX has It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Archer.... Both are way more legit channels than Spike, and I would guarantee both draw more viewers, day and night.

Not to mention the Fox Sports Net family of channels, which is also huge. Out here in So Cal we have FSN 1 and FSN 2, one of which is like Lakers/Dodgers games, the other is Angels/Clippers games. The amount of promotion Fox is capable with all their channels dumps on Spike. And they will promote the sport, unlike Spike. And 8-10 free cards a year is pretty sweet...
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 2:48:53PM

FX and FUEL TV will also broadcast extensive UFC programming, including live fights, pre- and post-event shows, countdown shows, 'UFC Unleashed,' 'UFC Primetime,' 'UFC Knockouts,' 'Best of PRIDE' and weigh-in specials, as well as "The Ultimate Fighter," which will now feature live fights and fan-voted matchup during two annual seasons.


Fan-voted matchups? Don't know if I like that.
FastKnockout
8/18/11 2:52:14PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars


FX and FUEL TV will also broadcast extensive UFC programming, including live fights, pre- and post-event shows, countdown shows, 'UFC Unleashed,' 'UFC Primetime,' 'UFC Knockouts,' 'Best of PRIDE' and weigh-in specials, as well as "The Ultimate Fighter," which will now feature live fights and fan-voted matchup during two annual seasons.


Fan-voted matchups? Don't know if I like that.



Same here. Remember the disaster after Dana let fans vote on which fighters were awarded a Fight Night bonus?
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 2:57:08PM
I don't remember that, prolly b/c I didn't do it.

Filming a week by week basic is going to really hecktic for the network/UFC, I believe that's what South Park does, I read something about it how they do it really close before it airs.

But we'll see, I'm just trying to figure it all out.
icantthinkofanything
8/18/11 2:57:43PM
I like it



, the only thing I hope they keep it on with a regular time and day, I couldnt stand how UFCis in spike so randomly, over the past 2 years. They should put fights on year round on wed.'s, to make it the same night as TUF is, so everyone can get into the habit of watching.
emfleek
8/18/11 3:02:18PM
Bubbles
8/18/11 3:07:19PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Twenty20Dollars


FX and FUEL TV will also broadcast extensive UFC programming, including live fights, pre- and post-event shows, countdown shows, 'UFC Unleashed,' 'UFC Primetime,' 'UFC Knockouts,' 'Best of PRIDE' and weigh-in specials, as well as "The Ultimate Fighter," which will now feature live fights and fan-voted matchup during two annual seasons.


Fan-voted matchups? Don't know if I like that.



Same here. Remember the disaster after Dana let fans vote on which fighters were awarded a Fight Night bonus?



lets be real though, it was a Montreal card with GSP in the main event. did you really expect anything else?
FastKnockout
8/18/11 3:20:52PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I don't remember that, prolly b/c I didn't do it.

Filming a week by week basic is going to really hecktic for the network/UFC, I believe that's what South Park does, I read something about it how they do it really close before it airs.

But we'll see, I'm just trying to figure it all out.



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FastKnockout
8/18/11 3:22:37PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Twenty20Dollars


FX and FUEL TV will also broadcast extensive UFC programming, including live fights, pre- and post-event shows, countdown shows, 'UFC Unleashed,' 'UFC Primetime,' 'UFC Knockouts,' 'Best of PRIDE' and weigh-in specials, as well as "The Ultimate Fighter," which will now feature live fights and fan-voted matchup during two annual seasons.


Fan-voted matchups? Don't know if I like that.



Same here. Remember the disaster after Dana let fans vote on which fighters were awarded a Fight Night bonus?



lets be real though, it was a Montreal card with GSP in the main event. did you really expect anything else?



Fans across the world were allowed to vote, though. Not just Canadians.
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 3:28:39PM
Those damn casual fans...
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 3:31:44PM

Posted by icantthinkofanything

I like it



, the only thing I hope they keep it on with a regular time and day, I couldnt stand how UFCis in spike so randomly, over the past 2 years. They should put fights on year round on wed.'s, to make it the same night as TUF is, so everyone can get into the habit of watching.



Well I think they are moving TUF to friday night, if i read it right. But I get what you're saying. But I think they will have them on fri,sat,sun or wed.
Chael_Sonnen
8/18/11 3:34:45PM
Wonder who'll be covering the pre and post fight shows for Fox?

Please, no Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long
prozacnation1978
8/18/11 3:37:41PM
So no more spike or versus

I just hope those 4 ufc primetime events are actual free pay perviews for the fan
emfleek
8/18/11 3:46:16PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I just hope those 4 ufc primetime events are actual free pay perviews for the fan



I think you'll be disappointed since there's actually no such thing as a free pay-per-view.

prophecy033
8/18/11 3:49:56PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by prozacnation1978

I just hope those 4 ufc primetime events are actual free pay perviews for the fan



I think you'll be disappointed since there's actually no such thing as a free pay-per-view.


pay-per-view quality fights on primetime. I love this, I just wish fox would can American idol. I can only see Steven tylers corpse so much on tv
finnish_line
8/18/11 4:17:28PM
Is anybody else concerned that November 12 is way to soon for their first show on FOX?

It's also surrounded by a ton of shows that need full cards.

I don't know what kind of fights they can throw together in time for this important broadcast.
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 5:00:18PM
Also saw on twitter, Goldie and Rogan will stay

But, also new talent will be added.

That's scary.

Isn't Gus Johnson with FOX now?
mrsmiley
8/18/11 5:01:15PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Also saw on twitter, Goldie and Rogan will stay

But, also new talent will be added.

That's scary.

Isn't Gus Johnson with FOX now?



Dear lord tell me you're joking...........
trevail
8/18/11 5:39:08PM
So for those of us in canada, is rogers SNET still gonna carry everything that FX would have in the US?
Chael_Sonnen
8/18/11 6:27:30PM

Posted by finnish_line

Is anybody else concerned that November 12 is way to soon for their first show on FOX?

It's also surrounded by a ton of shows that need full cards.

I don't know what kind of fights they can throw together in time for this important broadcast.



Never too soon for an UFC event....they could throw one together for tomorrow night and I would be stoked
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 6:55:30PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Florian doing some announcing.
FastKnockout
8/18/11 6:58:36PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I wouldn't mind seeing Florian doing some announcing.



Or Mir. A lot fans didn't like him announcing in the WEC, but I admit that I enjoyed it.
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 7:59:18PM
Mir wasn't bad at times, but man he was hanging from some guys nuts.


I would prefer Mir over Bonnar though.


I saw on twitter, that Rogan won't be doing the brazil event because of fear factor.

I thought Florian, but he is training for Aldo, so we'll see.
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 8:05:09PM
Oh I know who, Couture should do some announcing.
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/11 9:04:03PM
danawhite Dana White
Prelims, live events and other programing will be on @fueltv get ready for tons of new shows on fuel!




umm crap, don't believe I get fueltv anymore...
Bubbles
8/18/11 9:13:35PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Twenty20Dollars


FX and FUEL TV will also broadcast extensive UFC programming, including live fights, pre- and post-event shows, countdown shows, 'UFC Unleashed,' 'UFC Primetime,' 'UFC Knockouts,' 'Best of PRIDE' and weigh-in specials, as well as "The Ultimate Fighter," which will now feature live fights and fan-voted matchup during two annual seasons.


Fan-voted matchups? Don't know if I like that.



Same here. Remember the disaster after Dana let fans vote on which fighters were awarded a Fight Night bonus?



lets be real though, it was a Montreal card with GSP in the main event. did you really expect anything else?



Fans across the world were allowed to vote, though. Not just Canadians.



for some reason i thought it was those in attendance were allowed to vote. damn beer screwing with my memory
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