The UFC and HBO are at it again, like a chihuahua and a pit bull trying to mate. According to a recent article on TVWEEK, UFC president Dana White seems optimistic on having Fight programing on the premium cable channel HBO. White stated:
â€œIt will happen. What weâ€™re doing is going to get guys started on â€˜The Ultimate Fighter,â€™ where they can then progress to a show like â€˜UFC Fight Nightâ€™ before landing on HBO. HBO would then give them the opportunity for a title shot on PPV.â€
White also let details out about what the UFC has planed as far as expansion in to other countries.
â€œOur strategy right now is global. Weâ€™re at a place in the U.S. where itâ€™s going to keep getting bigger and bigger as our fan base grows. I think that will especially be true once our syndicated series launches. But we are now in 150 countries with a powerful product that everyone understands. What we want to do now is take our events to these markets and create the first global pay-per-view with people from all over the world buying the fight.â€