Posted by prozacnation1978
I say keep the fx and fox. Get rid of fuel tv cards.
It would be nice, but I don't see it happening. The UFC/Fox deal has a lot of give and take. While Fox is really generous in certain areas, part of the reason Fox wanted to partner with the UFC was to build Fuel TV. It's their youngest network and I believe was the lowest ranked cable network prior to the UFC deal. It's not in a tremendous number of homes, relative to channels like Spike and FX. That's what pisses fans off the most...nobody seems to have that damn Fuel channel. Being one of the homes to UFC means that more homes will have Fuel TV sooner than later, as a result. It didn't take long for the UFC to start breaking Fuel records (not all too impressive) and turned them into the fastest growing cable network earlier this spring. Fuel TV is the sacrifice for getting the otherwise right deal signed. On a deal that big, there's always a catch...and that was it. I think once they expand to more homes, they'll eventually keep all of the media/shows on Fuel and the fights on the bigger networks/PPV. By the time that happens though, everyone will already have the channel, so it will no longer be a solution to the problem.