Saying that the UFC will end up on network television may be a bit premature, but taking a look into the UFC’s future is fair game. Earlier this month G.E., the parent company of NBC, said they are working on a deal to sell the network to Comcast.
Comcast also happens to own Versus Network, which airs WEC programming and will soon be broadcasting UFC events as well.
When asked about the possibility of the UFC ending up on NBC with a network television deal, UFC president Dana White responded by saying, “It’s obviously very interesting.”
White has promised that at some point, the UFC will secure a network TV deal and will use it to air four major events a year to feature his promotion’s best fighters.
An admitted avid fan of boxing, White has talked about how boxing’s best days were when the biggest bouts were avaialble for free on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.”