They have an MMA program here but it's on at like 2am and only an hour long (MMA Live), once a week. That's 100% horse shit. With this breaking news just happening yesterday, that means ESPN wouldn't even give it full coverage until SATURDAY. That's an entire week for one of the biggest stories in the history of MMA (IMO, the UFC now has no real level competition). If the NFL, NBA or MLB had done this (bought out another league that was gaining ground onthem, like the NFL/AFL) then ESPN would have had a week long crazy fest about it an dhad nothing BUT stories about it. When a team wins a game in the NFL/NBA/MLB here they show scores, highlights, breakdowns etc. Even before then they have breakdowns and interviews for it every day. That happens for like 8 games every week in the NFL. Yet for a UFC PPV card they just show Michael Bisping spitting on someone. Not fight highlights, no post fight interviews, nothing from the press conference, nothing. They show no build up to the PPVs (even though there are like 2 per month, not 8 per week) or have any interviews with fighter before hand. They usually don't even recognize it as a sport. Every time I see the UFC on ESPN it's followed closely by something with the words "Brutal", "Barbaric", "Ridiculous", "Disgusting" and etc. ESPN needs to pull their heads out of their asses if they think that an organization as big as the UFC will come to someone with news when they constantly berate and shit on them every time they have the opportunity to have news on them.
I maintain my stance firmly. **** ESPN.