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News Dana trying to have UFC 267 on ABC

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  1. JoeRowe Green Belt

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    I think this is about the next TV deal, seeing what a UFC ppv caliber card can do ratings wise. The UFC would probably like more up front money for non-superstar ppvs, & ESPN/ABC need live sports programming.

    The UFC & ESPN are exactly 2.5 years into a 5 year deal, maybe an extension is coming sooner than later.

    I remember a few years back big FOX re-aired UFC 206 & it did pretty good numbers, especially for not being live. It likely helped the UFC at the negotiating table after there FOX deal expired.
     
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    Wonder how censored it will be on the Disney broadcast station
     
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    They've had a few FN cards on ABC already. It was business as usual, like any ESPN card.
     
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    Good move. We're all getting it for free anyway.
     
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    No early stoppages, not showing blood, or trigger warnings?
     
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    But wouldn’t this be in October? ABC would rather have college football
     
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    Lol no. Just a normal card like any other.
     
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    i thought the deal extended to 7 years.
     
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    The Holloway vs Kattar card was on ABC. All of Kattar's blood was in view lol
     
  14. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    ANYTHING TO GET PPVS ONTO BROADCASTS IS THE CORRECT MOVE
     
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    I’ll be very impressed if Dana pulls this one off. Hopefully getting free Euro PPVs on ABC becomes a regular thing


    The Max Holloway/Calvin Cattar card was on ABC. Nothing was different except for the start time
     
  16. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    They just censor out the fighters saying F words in post fight speeches like they do on ESPN prelims

    "Children, watch this man cave another's skull in, or a woman dripping in blood rip another girl's arm off. But don't let us ruin your innocence by hearing the work fuck"
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Decent slate of gms that weekend too
     
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    I would love for this to be “testing the waters” for a possible move away from ppv. But I think it’s likely just a happy set of circumstances that the fans are lucking out on.

    1. UFC deal with espn is only for 12 ppvs a year. They’ve had 8, 3 currently scheduled and 1 more likely in December so that’s already filled.

    2. UFC is contractually obligated to give Abu Dhabi a title fight. They booked 2 to be safe.

    3. Neither title fight that’s booked is big enough to sell well in the middle of the day in the states.

    4. They have a big msg card planned for literally the next week, they’re eating their own sales to try to sell 2 ppvs back to back.
     
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    Don't know if you're in the Bean but BC is supposed to be good this year
     

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