Dana White was at E3 this week and he announced the beginning of a partnership with XBox Live that’ll let us watch PPVs on the console:
“There has never been a better time to be a UFC fan,” White said.
“As you know we deliver the best fights in the world, and now Xbox will revolutionize live events on television. You’ll get all the best fights and compete against your friends, only on Xbox.”
White did not say when the new service would become available, but presumably developments are well past the initial stage if he felt able to make an announcement about it.
Aside from actual live events, Xbox Live users will also be able to access content such as weigh-ins and preview videos.
Being able to buy pay per views over Xbox Live is cool and all, but you know what I want: a UFC version of Netflix where I get access to a massive catalog of fights for ten bucks a month. They’ve already got a gimpy version of this available through their UFC.tv website but the layout stinks and it’s a pain in the ass to find anything.
Plus who wants to watch fights on the computer? XBox is the perfect platform to do this, which should be obvious considering Netflix has added so many subscribers since their console apps that they’ve got more subscribers than Comcast. So when do we get that???