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UFC 143 Primetime Debuts on FX on Jan. 20

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

UFC 143 on Super Bowl weekend may have lost its biggest draw in UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but that doesn’t mean that the promotion isn’t going to do everything in its power to promote the two fiery foes now headlining the fight card.

Both Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit are known for their fiery attitudes at times. The UFC plans to play off of that leading up to their interim title showdown at UFC 143 with the first episodes of the UFC Primetime series to air as part of its new televisions deal with Fox.

UFC 143 Primetime premiers on FX on Friday, Jan. 20, immediately following the first live UFC event on the network, UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller.

UFC on FX 1 airs live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while UFC 143 Primetime follows at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

The Primetime series features three 30-minute episodes that delve into the behind-the-scenes lives of the featured fighters; in this case, Diaz and Condit, as they prepare to battle for the interim UFC welterweight title, as St-Pierre sits on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Episodes 2 and 3 of UFC 143 Primetime will air in the same Friday night timeslot on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, leading up to UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit on Feb. 4 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.


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  • MikeMc1983

    I’m sure nick is going to love having those cameras in his face all day, and night. Maybe Dana picked this fight to start just to screw with nick? Lol
    Probably not, but I would have.
    Condits crew should be happy. Greg can be there to make sure they “go get some fans.”

  • Towers66

    Nick loves the cameras. lol. Dana probably knows this fight will be exciting but he has to know that the Diaz/GSP or the Condit/GSP fight was going to be a much bigger draw. Out of his control. Either way it’s going to be a good fight for sure. (Nice on the ”go get some fans” comment) Busted. Diaz by Unanimous Decision.

  • D-rail

    First off, Interim..what a joke. 2nd, ” Both known for their fiery attitudes”…Weak! Let’s face it, they both got the short-end of the stick trying to fight a Canadian who’s dodging real fights. These guys aren’t Fitch or Kosh, they’re coming to de-throne a princess. So, STOP IT WITH THE EXCUSES PIERRE! DANA CAN ONLY HIDE U FOR SO LONG & THEY DON’T WANT TO WRESTLE FOR 15MINS EITHER, SO MAN UP SON!

    • afk

      sad when ignorants like yourself are still under the impression that it’s even possible to dodge a fight as a champion…

      the absolute most you could do is complain about scheduling lol. he’s contracted retard, he does not own his fighting career until that contract is up.

      and you’re really comparing fitch and kos who cry about fighting their friends to GSP, who while hasn’t been the most entertaining as of late, has never turned down an opponent?

      quit talkin’ out of your ass already

      • RonnieV

        If GSP can come back from ACL surgery to beat Condit-Diaz winner, I would be impressed. GSP is incredibly fast, especially with his takedowns. Knee surgery (especially ACL) will slow him down a bit, and knee’s never fully recover (I’ve had ACL surgery twice). With that said, GSP’s best days are behind him. He’s 9-10 months away from fighting again, which will be a 1.5 years since his last fight (Jake Shields). I admire & respect the man, but the Welterweight division will soon belong to Nick Diaz.