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.