Spike’s Latest Counter-Attack: Unleashed Nate Diaz vs. UFC on Fox 3

March 7, 2012
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Nate Diaz UFC 125As the UFC continues to ramp up its new partnership with Fox, its former television partner, Spike TV, keeps marking their every move.

The UFC kicked off its third major event on Fox with a press conference on Tuesday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. UFC on Fox 3 takes place May 5 at the IZOD Center in New Jersey, headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller.

Spike TV is counter-programming the event with a marathon of Nate Diaz programming.

Unleashed: Nate Diaz is a five-hour marathon of some of Diaz’s high points during the UFC’s run on Spike TV. The marathon runs from 7 p.m. to Midnight ET / 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT.

Spike TV, as part of its contract with the UFC, maintains the rights to its library of UFC programming for 2012. Following 2012, the plan is for Spike to pull Bellator over from sister network MTV2.

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  • pogodog7

    Dana has absolutely nothing to worry about here. No one cares about Nick (The Prick) Diaz and on one will be watching him on Spike. When Spike starts to show Bellator, that will only make the UFC look even better so MMA fans can see the comparison between the UFC (big time promotion) and Bellator (extremely minor league promotion). Whomever at Spike TV let the UFC get away, should NEVER be allowed to work in television again as that person(s) is knows absolutely nothing about MMA or what the fans want (it certainly isn’t Bellator).

    • sebaz

      It’s Nate Diaz, not Nick, but I agree.

      • RonnieV

        Considering Nick & Nate have a huge following in MMA, you are both dead wrong.

  • lonniebatt

    HOW LAME IS THAT !!!! Why dont Spike just quit acting like a jealous lil schoolgirl and just go do there own thing with Bellatore,, come on just who do you think would rather watch played out UFC unleashed re runs of Nate Diaz when he is fighting live FOR FREE on another channel,,,PLEASE SPKIE DO YOU REALLY THINK THATS GOING TO WORK OUT FOR YA,, FOR REAL!!!! AWE,, CMON MAN!!!!!!