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UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

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Old 09-20-2011, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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UFC on FOX presser written highlights

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Junior dos Santos:

- Says he got a lot of experience in his last two fights since they went all three rounds.

- Is excited to be on free TV for everyone to watch.

- Prepared to fight anywhere. “If he take me down, I will be ready to use my jiu-jitsu.”

- Is training in Brazil with Team Nogueira. Feels like he’s learning more everyday.


Cain Velasquez:

- Is happy to get back into the octagon after the layoff.

- Believes this is his toughest fight to date. Praises the skills of JDS.

- Doesn’t think there is any pressure to deliver and great fight, because it’s their job to fight and they always do great.

- Doesn’t think he’s a special fighter, just does what he’s asked of.

- Plans to do three-a-days for the remaining eight weeks of camp.

- ”JDS is one of the hardest hitters out there, we’re definitely preparing not to get hit though.”


Dana White:

- Guarantees that whether Velasquez vs. Dos Santos goes 30 seconds or 30 minutes, it’s going to be a hell of a fight.

- Says he put this fight on Fox because he wanted a fight that he knew would be a great.

- Says they’re going to add a lot of production to the FOX event, but at the end of the day, it’s up to the fighters to fight and he knows that these two will deliver.

- Has had more meetings with FOX already than he has ever had with anyone in TV.

- Still working on how the other fights will be shown. Says they will likely be streamed on Facebook or maybe Fox.com.

- Confirms that Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida is the co-main event, but still not sure if it’ll air. Hasn’t been thinking much about the undercard fights, has just been focussed on the production.


Eric Shanks (FOX Executive):

- Jokes that the ratings need to beat the premiere of Two and A Half Men (30 million people). Says that the ad sales have been unbelievable for this fight and are already sold out.

- Says he used to work at DirecTV and that’s how he discovered UFC and how he knew it would be great
Source: FiveOuncesOfPain.com
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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- Is excited to be on free TV for everyone to watch.
Woah, i wasnt aware this event was free! This has the potential to attract alot of new customers! Is it all events or just this one? I'm a little confused about the whole Fox deal.
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I believe FOX is on basic cable almost everywhere in the US, so yeah - basically free for the American public... And it will be seen by ALOT of people, so the UFC and FOX needs to get this on right to prove that it can work
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Free everywhere in North America,

Fox is big in Mexico I believe,

In Canada, Fox is free, the FX fights (Fight Nights) will be shown on Rogers Sportsnet, which is also free.
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EVERYONE with a TV gets FOX in America. NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX are the big four networks. I don't know about Canada, Canadians will have to spot me on that one.

If this turns into a Heavyweight slug-fest, you're looking at maybe 30, 40 and maybe 50 million people watching this, Bonnar/Griffin had ten million at one point and MMA is ten times as big as it was then.
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I believe FOX is on basic cable almost everywhere in the US, so yeah - basically free for the American public... And it will be seen by ALOT of people, so the UFC and FOX needs to get this on right to prove that it can work
But is it just this one event? Or is it basically that Fox will pick up all fight nights, but PPV's will remain seperate?
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EVERYONE with a TV gets FOX in America. NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX are the big four networks. I don't know about Canada, Canadians will have to spot me on that one.

If this turns into a Heavyweight slug-fest, you're looking at maybe 30, 40 and maybe 50 million people watching this, Bonnar/Griffin had ten million at one point and MMA is ten times as big as it was then.
We get FOX here too, and everything shown on FX (intimate fighter, fight nights) will be on Rogers SportsNet.
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Even though the FOX executive was joking about needing to surpass the 30 million viewers that TAAHM received, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it did.
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We get FOX here too, and everything shown on FX (intimate fighter, fight nights) will be on Rogers SportsNet.
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