Dana White says the FOX deal is exactly what he's always wanted

UFC President Dana White, who was in attendance today for a special press conference in Los Angeles, California to announce the promotion’s landmark deal with the FOX network, shares his thoughts on the partnership and discusses details surrounding the new programming schedule. White says he’s “beyond happy” and describes the deal as exactly what he’s always wanted.

Dana White

“It’s hard to put into words – this is the right deal. We’ve been working for this for so long and it’s hard to describe how I feel. Im beyond happy. This is the network I always wanted… This deal is literally the deal that I always wanted. It’ll be four big fights a year on big Fox, the network. The Ultimate Fighter Live now going on FX. We’ll do six Fight Nights with FX and Prime Time will be on FX also. Then, from Unleashed, prelims, and all of our other programming will be spread throughout the rest of the Fox networks.”


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    UnderdogGreatness

    August 19, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I’m not a big fan of FOX, but this is a great deal for the UFC.

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    HATEOCRACY

    August 19, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Sons Of Anarchy& The UFC, FX is alright with me

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    UnderdogGreatness

    August 19, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Sorry Ms Bryant… The Patriots are in the AFC, therefore they don’t show their games on FOX…Go JETS —>>

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    David Saucier

    August 19, 2011 at 2:50 am

    CBS usually covers all of the Pats games, Fox deals with the NFC usually, and @UG NO Jets Jets Jets

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    HATEOCRACY

    August 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Where is stock holding partner of the company Mr. Sonnen@

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    Fletcherx

    August 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

    4 fights a year…what???

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    Spyridon

    August 19, 2011 at 3:33 am

    4 fights on broadcast tv, 6 fights on FX, in addition to their PPV’s.

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    MMALurker

    August 19, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Yeah this is really huge. Spike was almost built around UFC but for is a top national network. MMA is officially in the big leagues

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    fightgame

    August 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    And I will want is for Dana White to not be associated with MMA in any way. That would be great for everybody: the sport, fighters, the fans. God Speed, Dana!

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    Billy Jack

    August 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Hope because of this deal the fighters get pay raise by two folds,but
    I doubt it like Rampage said where is the money.
    Dana and Zuffa start respecting the bread and butter your fighters,
    and pay them real money.

    Mark my word that greed will bring down the UFC.

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