With UFC going to ESPN...will it be on cable ESPN or +?

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  1. BakaSurvivor

    BakaSurvivor FYL

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    Now that we know Fox is out of the UFC game next year and ESPN is coming in, has there been any word on if the events will be on the cable channel or on the ESPN+ app? Maybe a mix of both?
     
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    It'll start on ESPNU prelim, main card supposed to be on ESPN but there will be a free style ho-down competition that's more important so instead of rolling to ESPN2, they'll put it on some SD channel the guide search feature can't even find.

    UFC is such a back seat bitch to everything else
     
  4. GODZILLA213

    GODZILLA213 Genocide Revised

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    20 on ESPN + ? Fuck them.
     
  5. Rondas Pillow

    Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    So $60/yr to watch 20 mostly bad cards.
     
  6. Rondas Pillow

    Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    On a network that carries women’s softball, WNBA, etc. - the betas are going to love this.
     
  7. Brock-B-level-Athlete

    Brock-B-level-Athlete Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    ufc is worth 7b $
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Both, but over 75% of the UFC product will be entirely behind a paywall now.

    It does sound like they'll use ESPN for the main cards and not dump em on ESPN8, although with prelims (the ones not on ESPN+) all bets are off.
     
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    It’s a cash grab that’s going to hurt the future of the sport imo
     
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    BakaSurvivor FYL

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    Any speculation on if Robbie vs Wonderboy will be on televised ESPN or ESPN+? I can see it being a good intro for either.
     
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    Everyone is behind a paywall. That is the sport. ACB and Bellator both just signed digital deals.........
     
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    You can get a year for $50, it has a lot of decent content on there already which is worth it. On a monthly basis I'm getting more use out of it than Amazon Prime, but Prime is especially worth it through the year as a whole.
     
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    Bellator will be 120 a year to watch them for 7 fights a year. Also ESPN+ will allow fight pass to also be 5/month meaning if you already had fight pass for the same price you already pay you can get fightpass and ESPN+.
     
  14. Pressure Project

    Pressure Project Don't ban me bro!

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    I'm dreading the Politically Correct nonsense that is sure to follow anything ESPN is involved with. I predict Ring Men in thongs by 2020.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    It's the first ESPN card. Now, prelims might be held on ESPN+, but at the very least the main card will be on their flagship network.
     
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    It is going to be a 30-minute segment on Monday Night Raw.
     
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    both im sure. instead of having fight pass only events they be on espn plus.
     
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    It's gonna be on the ocho
     

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