ESPN doesn’t care about MMA?

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  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Otherwise this KO should’ve been featured on their social media pages. The guy has been putting people out in 30 seconds and no feech?

     
  2. Peli Black Belt

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    It was featured on their main twitter account, not even just the ESPN mma account
     
  3. gluehuffer1776 Orange Belt

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    yup. espn isnt a fan of wmma
     
  4. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    I was checking a local football score on the ESPN app all evening, and all evening this KO was the first story, even above RDA winning.

    For what it’s worth.

    Just checked. It’s not there now.
     
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    The content has been deleted.What was it?
     
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    It was #2 or #3 in their Top Plays on Sportscenter this morning
    Thats better than some shitty IG post
     
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    The day will come when Dana is railing against ESPN calling it the "Worst partnership we ever had"
     
  8. SKYNET Madrugada Eterna Platinum Member

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    ESPN gets good enough ratings apparently showing golf and womens tennis highlights.

    They can afford to do to Dana and the UFC what Dana and the UFC does to their fighters
     
  9. Mesos Brown Belt

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    They had it 1# on sports center. Thats a very important show for ESPN thats broadcast everywhere, especially big restaurants/bars that have it on in background.

    They actually care so much about UFC that they literally signed an extension 1 year into the original deal lol. They are doubling down on mma you goofs
     
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  10. PizzaandBeer Banned Banned

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    It’s more mainstream now that they are with ESPN. It’s become more of a sport than just cage fighting.
     
  11. beephin Red Belt

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    ESPN conned ESPN
     
  12. flairleguccijoints Brown Belt

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    No insecurity here.
    And there’s no “rumor” , just a terrible thread.
    ESPN isn’t going to let a KO involving two athletes
    99.9% of the sports world doesn’t know about dominate their
    social media because you’re a fan of the organization.
     
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  13. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    ESPN gives the UFC love. Saturday was a huge sports day. You had the Masters, College Football, Crawford vs Brook, UFC fights etc...
     
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  14. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Of course they don't give a shit about MMA.
     
  15. Chosen Orange Belt

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    That Crawford fight was a banger! Still feel bad for Moloney tho they fucked him so hard.
    <DCrying>
     
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  16. eddymotto Red Belt

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    MMA is a niche sport that is currently really really important to ESPN+ and ESPN+ is currently really important to ESPN

    I recently read that 2 out of the 3 big jumps in ESPN+ subscriptions were from UFC events (sorry, can’t remember source)

    Disney has made formal shift to prioritize Disney+. ESPN faces different challenges (cord cutting vs. COVID shutting down theaters & parks) but would not be surprising if streaming platform becomes even more of focus
     
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  17. AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    They care about it to an extent. They do own ufc rights currently.
     
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    The KO within itself wasn't spectacular but Al's reaction to it was
     

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