Although Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, has remained steadfast in their attempts to eliminate Internet piracy for their broadcasts, it appears they should redirect their anger towards “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.”
Immediately following Saturday’s blockbuster UFC 121 event, ESPN made almost the entire main event between Brock Lesnar and freshly crowned champion Cain Velasquez available for viewing – devastating TKO finish and all.
The first replay of the heavyweight title scrap was shown during ESPN2’s MMA Live. The crew was on location inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California to dissect the 4:12 affair.
As if that weren’t enough, ESPN.com plastered the same video on their website for an even larger audience to enjoy.
While I’m sure most fans didn’t mind shelling out $44.99 to watch the deepest fight card of 2010, I’m sure they wouldn’t have minded knowing nearly the entire main event would be free just moments after UFC president Dana White wrapped the belt around Cain’s waist.
Bummer, I wish they would have done this after all of Mike Tyson’s fights when I was a kid and had no money to buy pay-per-views …
Please click the media player below to watch ESPN break down Lesnar vs. Velasquez: