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Why is upcoming fight night on a Sunday?

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  1. daj Purple Belt

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    NFL Conference Championship Sunday.. that is.

    I'm assuming UFC believes the games will be draw attention to the event?
     
  2. Rittsy Red Belt

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    Pretty much. Football all day and then Fight Night.
     
  3. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    FOX will advertise the crap out of it.
     
  4. oaklandr8ersfan Brown Belt

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    Piggy backing on the NFL, it's smart!
     
  5. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Good idea, casuals are busy Saturday nights anyway
     
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    Sunday blood sport is an aussie mma fan tradition.

    Its the best time for it.

    But this time sucks for every non american.
     
  7. Char Jawz InvisiBelt

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    What time will this card be on Down Under, or wherever you'll be?
     
  8. VIP1349 Silver Belt

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    This will be great for ratings if the game ends on schedule. They'll advertise to like whatever milllions of people that it is on that day right after the game.

    FS1 will still make it worse though. Plus if Pats get there which is very likely then I'd imagine interest locally will dwindle.
     
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    Yes, it's ridiculous. Hopefully a year until next time.
     
  10. Adamant GOLD BELT

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    This.
     
  11. CarloVonSexron GOAT

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    Sunday, Sunday, ...Sunday?
     
  12. ZombieXIV Purple Belt

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    Because the UFC is bigger than soccer. :)
     
  13. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    Monday 6am or so.
     
  14. Kote Gaeshi Green Belt

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    don't like that either
     
  15. CC27 Gold Belt

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    60 mill watched NFC title game on FOx last year. UFC has been pushing this McGregor fight on FS1/Fox during NFL games alot. They will push the Gus/Rumble FOx card and McGregor card during the NFC title game in front of 60 mill fans saying when both games are done tune in to FS1 at 10pm.

    The ratings will tell if it worked or not.
     
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    Another reason is that Monday is MLK day so most people will be off work.school and won't mind staying up to watch the fights
     

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