With a limited number of preliminary bout broadcasts on Spike TV, UFC president Dana White, trying to deliver on fan expectations, worked out a network TV deal with ION Television to carry three live UFC 125 preliminary bouts.
White says that fans should be doing cartwheels over this deal. Fans complaining that they don’t get ION from their cable or satellite providers? That’s okay, White says just hook up the old rabbit ears… it’s broadcast TV.
The UFC president says not to read too much into the deal, they’ve still got a solid relationship with basic cable network Spike TV.