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FOX Sports issues statement on UFC's departure for ESPN in 2019

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TCE, May 23, 2018.

  1. TCE

    TCE Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    For those that are interested - short and sweet:

    “FOX Sports has enjoyed an amazing partnership with the UFC over the last seven years,” the statement read. “As FOX Sports was planning the launch of FS1, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta were the first partners to believe in the idea and vision of the new network. We look forward to finishing out 2018 with more exciting live events and wish the UFC continued success in the years to come.”

    https://mmajunkie.com/2018/05/fox-sports-statement-ufc-espn-deal-2019
     
  2. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    RTL NostraMMAus™ Platinum Member

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    Fox got Disney'd.

    Again.
     
  4. papajohns

    papajohns Purple Belt

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    So are they done now? Now more FS1 stuff?
     
  5. blaseblah

    blaseblah Silver Belt

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    Hopefully the UFC doesn't fuck up their debut again
     
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  6. binny

    binny I'll beat your ass if you jump on my couch.

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    UFC is fucking ESPN now. We all know they will be pretending its FS1 in their minds though.

    It took 2 second to read the SHERDOG article to find out that the ESPN deal starts in 2019.
     
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  7. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Fox wasn't that bad... started losing name fights. But most cards turned out decent. But this is a good move... money wise for the UFC...
     
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    Are you really dumb or just pretend dumb? Or are you “missing brain cellsl dumb? Possibly “chromosomal abnormality” dumb?
     
  9. Commando

    Commando Banned Banned

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    Isn't like half of fs1’s content ufc? What are they gonna do now, 3 more hours of skip bay less a day?
     
  10. JonesBones

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    FOX got WWE. Whose stock is at record highs. Disney is in the toilet. ESPN the worst part of Disney. And Comcast is outbidding Disney now for FOX.

    WWE stock was up 20% this week alone so far and 175% on the year.
     
  11. Dingaling

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    Sounds like every termination letter I've received
     
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  12. DetachedOrchid

    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    They signed a deal with the PBA lol
     
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  13. Pliny Pete

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    Lateral move
     
  14. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Faith and begorrah!

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    Networks are panicking, they all want live sports / DVR proof programming. UFC finally got paid, as did WWE.
     
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    I think the ufc and it’s cable partner really need to identify their goals.

    As the cable company, I’m sure they want big fights to generate ratings.

    I’m sure the ufc wants to biuld it’s fan base using the cable company and spark enough interest to sell ppv fights.

    There has to be a happy medium and I hope they find it.

    The cable company would love huge fights, but it would detract from the ppv business model that is the ufc bread and butter (along with reeblok gear).
     
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  17. Lo Pan

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    As dumb and "hip" as ESPN has become, this is a good move for the UFC. In the world of sports in the US, ESPN is main stream. I know FOX being one of the primary channels seemed like a big deal but I don't think the fights being on a FOX network matched the UFC's target market. SPIKE made more sense and now that UFC and WME seem to be trying to take the sport to bigger stages, ESPN is a great partner.
     
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  19. GordaoPreguico

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    Thinking about outbidding. They still have to find the cash.
     
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    Fox conned ESPN
     
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