Posted by rabbit915
Posted by emfleek
I wouldn't be surprised to see the UFC attempt to strike a deal with ESPN eventually.
I dont see this happening because ESPN is kind of like the citadel of traditional sports. I dont see them wanting to legitimize MMA because they still see it as "savagery". The PTI guys are the prime example of this. I think the UFC has a better chance of getting on one of the big networks than on ESPN.
BUT...ESPN does recognize MMA now. If it was such "savagery" they wouldn't have an MMA section on their website.
I'm not saying it's going to happen anytime soon, but I'd be willing to bet that it'll happen eventually. The more popularity it gains, the more inclined ESPN will be to change it's ways.
As for the PTI guys being a prime example...that's 2 guys. Colin Cowherd hates hockey and rags on it but that doesn't keep ESPN from covering it.