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Stephen Thompson v Darren Till: BBC to broadcast UFC fight live for first time

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by UL, May 21, 2018.

  1. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    via radio

    lol
     
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  2. yeguiza

    yeguiza Red Belt

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    do people actually watch anything else than live stream?
     
  3. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    It's because no one has a tv in Liverpool
     
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  4. Fstepp

    Fstepp Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    WOW! Stop the presses!

    Good for all the Liverpudlian fans , now they can tune in via radio!

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  5. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    So we can watch the fight without seeing it. I think it's great to be put into the judges shoes.
     
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  6. Chagaev

    Chagaev Purple Belt

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    Or Bisping's.
     
  7. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    lol - basically this:



    All seriousness though, I'd rather they didn't cover mma. It's annoying how many places you need to avoid to not have the results ruined before you get to watch the fights.
     
  8. crlkllr

    crlkllr Black Belt

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    Fucking radio ha. Cheers BBC.
     
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  9. mmacasualviewer

    mmacasualviewer Hardcores vs Casuals

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    It's a good idea. People listen to cricket on the radio, follow who made the cut in golf,etc. All crossover individual sports to mma.
     
  10. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    Only the people with good locks on their doors.
     
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  11. Darbo

    Darbo Brown Belt

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    They have, they just didn't buy it.
     
  12. chubbman

    chubbman Yellow Card

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    Fuck the BBC.
     
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  13. in the liver

    in the liver LIKELY TO PULL OUT OF SHOOP CONTESTS

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    well i'm cancelling my telegram update service post haste!
     
  14. tuco1808

    tuco1808 Blue Belt

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    This is actually big news. It's only radio but even so it suggests the UFC is slowly starting to get into the mainstream in the UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/44185266

    Contrary to what the likes of Dana White, Rogan et al say, MMA is an incredibly niche sport in the UK. Almost no-one outside a combat sports gym has heard of Rhonda, Conor or Bisping. That may be changing?
     
  15. king of theRing

    king of theRing Black Belt

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    How do you take it?
     
  16. Zimo

    Zimo Brown Belt

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    Cmon, everyone and their dog knows who Conor is in Britain
     
  17. Goon Dog

    Goon Dog Furio Belt

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    That’s the way it was in the States when I started training. We couldn’t buy MMA gloves locally and had to get bag gloves and cut the bars out lol. In some ways it was better though. It was unique and not so commercialized.
     
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  18. TIMELESS TRUTH

    TIMELESS TRUTH Time Traveler

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    Yeah, I hear they all sit around watching replays of every Conor fight constantly and study his every move!
     
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  19. tuco1808

    tuco1808 Blue Belt

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    I work with several Irish people. Most of them don't know who he is, the ones that do tend to be also into boxing or into contact sports. That is changing but he could walk down most streets in the UK and no-one would bother him
     
  20. tuco1808

    tuco1808 Blue Belt

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    While no MMA fan is going to listen in, this will open up MMA to a whole lot of other people who know nothing of MMA but do listen to five 5 (football fans mainly)
     

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