UK UFC fans - TV deal likely to be BT Sports
I truly hope this is not where the UFC are heading. With ESPN already messing up UFC time slots and interrupting many broadcasts over the past few months not to mention missing fights due to overlays of other programmes, i cannot help but think a company like BT sports is the wrong direction to go.
If any of you guys have a Sky subscription like me, then you are already gonna be in the know that Sky are ending their ESPN partnership as of 31st July 2013 which is just over two weeks before the UFC's contract expires with ESPN too.
I apologize in advance if this topic has already been posted. As a fan i have concerns as i am sure many of the UK fan base would have too. If anyone has any thoughts or any new information regarding a TV deal in the UK please post up on here.
Pennsylvania Athletic Commission Denies UFC Vet Donny Walker
The great state of Pa's athletic commission, and more specifically Greg Sirb, is apparently so impressed by Mark Cherico's skills that he won't approve a recent UFC veteran and experienced fighter in Donny Walker (14-9) to challenge him at PinnacleFC June 29th.
Let me make sure you read that right. The commission is saying that at 4-0, Mark Cherico is so dangerous that they won't even consider letting him fight a former (And recent) UFC vet because they think he (Walker) is over matched to the point where his health is a legitimate concern.
Jon Jones toe wasn't actually broken, Champ will be ready for action in 6-8 weeks
Despite initial assumptions that Jon Jones suffered a compound fracture of his left big toe during his UFC 159title defense against Chael Sonnen, the injury was later determined to be a dislocation. (You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn’t actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.) Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, appeared on yesterday’s installment of UFC Tonight to explain Jones’s injury, and give his insight on the recovery process, which doesn’t sound so bad, considering how ugly things looked on Saturday.