Posted by bojangalz
Well, it won't be with ESPN per se. It would be with ESPN's parent network ABC. The Spike deal UFC has in place is a cable exclusive. But since ABC is a broadcast network UFC is free to work with them. The biggest flipside to this is the fact that by offereing fights on ABC, the ESPN MMA coverage would jump by leaps and bounds. ESPN always runs major coverage for anything under their umbrella.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I read the article wrong the first time around and missed the "cable exclusive" comment.
ESPN coverage would be HUUUUUUUUUUGE for the UFC and MMA in general. If people think the sport is blowing up now, just wait...