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UFC85 on Spike?

News from the Junkie on UFC 85:

The UFC hasn’t announced broadcast plans for the event, but MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was told by a source close to the organization that UFC 85 had been pitched as a possible Spike TV broadcast. The cable station’s executives are expected to make a decision as to whether they’ll carry the event soon.

You gotta figure that Chuck Liddell + Brock Lesnar = $$$ in Spike TV executives’ eyes. They did pretty damn well with UFC75, and that was just Quinton Jackson and Mirko Crocop. Since Chuck and Brock are about 10 times more popular, I can’t imagine what the ratings would be like for that one.

Of course, factor in the fact that the UFC must know they’re passing up a 600k PPV, so the pricetag is probably pretty hefty.

4 COMMENTS
  • Atom says:

    ” They did pretty damn well with UFC75, and that was just Quinton Jackson and Mirko Crocop”

    True, but i think one reason that those two PRIDE imports ended up headlining a SPIKE card is because the UFC was worried about their stateside drawing power. Liddell and Lesnar on the other hand are as American as anal sex… I mean apple sex.. I mean…. what was I talking about?

  • Captain says:

    The key is to warm the apple up in the microwave first.

  • MJC_123 says:

    It will sell out in days here in England, don’t worry we all know who Chuck and that ex-wrestler are.

    If this is not on PPV in the U.S I would be very surprised as its effectively a super card (financially) with Chuck and Brock on!

  • godzillad says:

    If Dana gets this on FOX, EXC is dead in the water.

    CBS exec: ”Hey yeah, Gary, EXC pulled a .6 rating, UFC on FOX did a 9.3. Fuck you.”

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