Posted by punisherind
"Picture this: You’re watching your nightly dose of “SportsCenter” and the Top 10 plays are ticking down:
# No. 3: Another dunk that looks slightly better than the dunk that logged in at No. 5.
# No. 2: Another home run that looked a lot like the one that left the park at No. 6.
# No. 1: Chuck Liddell pounding unmercifully on some poor guy’s face before the ref finally pulls him off.
That’s right. ESPN may soon hop on the UFC bandwagon."
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Posted by hippysmacker
Thanks for pasting that link. This would be the straw hat broke MMA out mainstream. Chuck was on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show a week before the Tito fight and Colin said much the same thing Dana did. That they are having tons of meetings on what to do on the UFC , but that there are still some ignorant people who think it's hyper violent. He said that even if it was hyper violent, ESPN would give in soon because of the UFC's popularity with 18-34 year old males. He aslo pointed out that ESPN has their boxing guys , who are threatened by the UFC.
Posted by crimethinc
Before Spike TV started showing Unleashed and all there UFC programming, Fox Sports would occasionally show UFC bouts.
Posted by fedorwins1
That would be great for MMA to gain more exposure. But hopefully if they do, they won't just show all brutal knockouts, because then more writers would be able to say that its a human cockfight and how dangerous it is blah blah blah.