Now i know this discussion pops up from time to time, and its sort of reared its ugly head in the "no more facebook fights" thread.
Here in the UK, the UFC is coming to an end on ESPN and will be taken up by Sky Sports, who normally air boxing events on PPV. And i wouldnt be surprised if UFC events became PPV after a short time either.
Sky Sports isnt a free channel, it is a channel that requires a monthly subscription, and then its Box Office channels are where you have to pay an additional charge in order to watch a PPV event.
UFC events generally air at 2am here in the UK, which i think can seriously affect the PPV buy rate. Is it really fair to charge these fans to view the fights on PPV at this time of the day?
Bear in mind that events that they show here in Europe are free to air for you guys in the states because the UFC knows that it cant ask you guys to pay for the event at an unreasonable time of day.
I'd also be interested on what options other European countries have for watching UFC events.
And lets try and keep tongue in cheek racism to a minimum. Though Bisping-ripping is allowed