Report: UFC 85 to air on pay-per-view (PPV)

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juanez13
3/30/08 2:40:01PM
UFC 85 from the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, will be a pay-per-view (PPV) event, according to the most recent print edition of the Wrestling Observer newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reports that he has received confirmation from the organization, which contradicts a recent statement from Rashad Evans that indicated it would air for free on SpikeTV.

Look for UFC 85 to be marketed heavily with a 10 p.m. ET PPV start time, which will be on tape delay, and the LIVE broadcast to be available earlier on Saturday afternoon.

That’s how the last few UFC shows abroad have worked, anyway.

UFC 85 also features that heavyweight showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Brandon Vera, as well as a dynamite welterweight match up between Mike Swick and Marcus Davis



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juanez13
3/30/08 2:43:04PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jae_1833
3/30/08 3:03:01PM
Damnit!!!! This is why I hate the rumor mill sometimes!!!!!
DCRage
3/30/08 3:06:19PM
Then again, I think I'll be at a baseball game that night, so I'll need my live spoilers anyway.
Kpro
3/30/08 3:21:59PM
I refuse to pay for a tape delay and hope everyone else will as well.
grappler0000
3/30/08 3:39:24PM

Posted by Kpro

I refuse to pay for a tape delay and hope everyone else will as well.



Does that mean you will be watching it Live or not at all?
Ordep
3/30/08 3:52:06PM


we were planning a Beer & BBQ afternoon and pay for it to watch it live when it was Liddell-Shogun..... then with the changes It was ok for me to have the tape delay on Spike but now I'm not buying it.
prozacnation1978
3/30/08 7:05:56PM
looks like dana screwed us again!!! i thought we would have at least 2 freebies this year, like last year now it is looking like we might not even get one. i don't mind the tape delay at all but it would be nice if he kept his word for once
CantAndleDaRiddum
3/30/08 7:44:12PM

Posted by juanez13

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




DOG ABUSE!

no seriously i agree. this sucks
mutosufan
3/30/08 8:23:07PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

looks like dana screwed us again!!! i thought we would have at least 2 freebies this year, like last year now it is looking like we might not even get one. i don't mind the tape delay at all but it would be nice if he kept his word for once



Uhhhhhh.........do you know there is a Fight Night this wednesday that is as good as just about any Main Event? And it is FRREEEEEEE

People talk trash about UFC events, the nturn around and give props to EliteXC for putting out a great card when truth be known it is worse than any Fight Night card.
juanez13
3/30/08 9:06:12PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by juanez13

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




DOG ABUSE!

no seriously i agree. this sucks



IMO its a horse
wolfman
3/30/08 9:30:19PM

Posted by juanez13


Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by juanez13

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




DOG ABUSE!

no seriously i agree. this sucks



IMO its a horse



Yeah, haven't you heard of the phrase, "You're beating a dead horse"? Obviously, that's not what he used the gif for as he was just showing his anger. lol
Anyways, it is definitely a horse.
jgtribbett
3/30/08 9:52:03PM

Posted by Kpro

I refuse to pay for a tape delay and hope everyone else will as well.




hahahahahhahahahahahaha sorry just funny.. I was think the same thing

can you imagine t he promo:

8 Hour Delay ... On PAY PER VIEW!!!.

I remember Vince Mcmahon saying Live on PPV when iw as younger watching wreslting (I was 8)
He would've been murdered for saying Delayed
prozacnation1978
3/30/08 10:53:17PM

Posted by mutosufan


Posted by prozacnation1978

looks like dana screwed us again!!! i thought we would have at least 2 freebies this year, like last year now it is looking like we might not even get one. i don't mind the tape delay at all but it would be nice if he kept his word for once



Uhhhhhh.........do you know there is a Fight Night this wednesday that is as good as just about any Main Event? And it is FRREEEEEEE

People talk trash about UFC events, the nturn around and give props to EliteXC for putting out a great card when truth be known it is worse than any Fight Night card.



I DONT LIKE LIARS!!! MAYBE U DO!!!!
rice118
3/31/08 12:14:00AM
this sucks but at least we go ufc fight night and TUF final in july...
cloppio
3/31/08 2:28:14AM

Posted by Kpro

I refuse to pay for a tape delay and hope everyone else will as well.




i'm with ya! just can't justify buying tape delay.
Kpro
3/31/08 2:40:09AM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Kpro

I refuse to pay for a tape delay and hope everyone else will as well.



Does that mean you will be watching it Live or not at all?



If it fits in my schedule, I will order it live, but if not, I'm just refusing to pay for the tape delay broadcast.

To me, it seems like it should be about half price; but then again, there are a lot of people who wouldn't know the results beforehand and it would in effect be a live broadcast, to them.
RampageOwnedYou
3/31/08 10:17:05AM
Rashad Evans is a gooftroop!!! He blew it all for us, by not allowing Dana to give us the news.

Damn you Rashad!!!!!!!!!!
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