Hi Scott – haven’t seen anything pop up on the Blog since the press conference, so just wondered what your thoughts were on the seven year deal the UFC have inked with Fox?
Is it coming at the right time for the sport?
Do you see any potential downsides to it?
What do you think about TUF going live weekly?
Also – slightly related, if you do write another book, what are then chances ut would be an MMA one instead of wrestling focussed?
If they can avoid injuries in their main events, they have a deep enough roster right now that it’s definitely the right time for it. Downside is that Fox isn’t known for their long-term planning and dedication to new things if they don’t immediately work out, but if UFC can snag football or Idol’s demos, it’ll go through the roof. Ultimate Fighter going live is exactly the kick in the nuts that the show needs and I’m glad Fox pushed for it. And there’s zero chance of me doing an MMA book.