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The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby DreadLobster » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole reports:

The UFC is coming to Oxygen

With the rumored end of Strikeforce looming in the not so distant future, Women’s MMA seems to have found a new home. UFC President Dana White, CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and several Oxygen Media executives held a news conference to announce a groundbreaking three-year television deal for the Las Vegas-based promotion.

“There’s been a lot of big milestones we’ve had over the last 10 years in building this company and growing this sport,” White said. “But I have to be totally honest when I say this is the biggest.”

White said the promotion planned to update its presentation in order to cater to the largely female and homosexual audience, including bringing back the traditional gladiator entrance video at the start of main cards, as well as showing matches from past UFC cards, featuring male fighters such as Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michael Bisping, along with “safe” fighters such as Jon Fitch.

“We gotta ease our way in, believe me. We live in this bubble gang, we live in this bubble that women aren’t allowed to live in and can’t understand. If they’re watching America’s Next Top Model, thinking My Shopping Addiction is up next, and then they see guys like Wanderlei or fuckin’… Roy Nelson… Sorry. You gotta understand that’s not gonna build this thing. They’re gonna change the channel to Lifetime.”

Though once quoted as saying that we would “never see Women in the UFC unless they were in a bikini holding a sign with a number they can’t even count to,” White had recently claimed to be “warming up” to women’s MMA, after seeing the numbers for Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. He revealed in no uncertain terms that this has been a goal of his for a long time, even before their purchase of Strikeforce. Managing just barely to keep a straight face, White said “This is what I always wanted. This is what I always felt was the pinnacle for us.”

In addition to airing four live fight cards a year, White teased the idea that there may be more UFC themed programming, such as instructional Pilates and yoga workouts hosted by GSP, a reality show about the sensitivity training of Forrest Griffin and Miguel Torres, a talk show featuring Ronda Rousey, Sarah Kaufman, and Amanda Nunes around a table discussing the topics of the day, and made for TV movies starring Gina Carano. He also suggested that while under suspension, “Cyborg” should compete the upcoming season 10 of Bad Girls Club.

“This partnership is going to be built on respect for our female audience,” White assured the audience with a chuckle, as he nodded to Fertitta. “And WE’RE going to take the sport to the next level. Again. Invicta FC can suck it.”


Interesting.
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby J D » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:12 pm

lol
Urijah Faber wrote:People don’t understand because they’re not fucking world-class fighters. When you’re at world championship level, you’re fighting other guys who are at a world championship level. So, you know, Dana White wants to say something? Let’s see him get in there and fight. Let’s see him fight somebody who’s a championship fighter and let’s see how many punches he throws in a round. Things change when you’re fighting the best guys in the world.
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby KingOfPancrase » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:17 pm

DanaWhite wrote: “never see Women in the UFC unless they were in a bikini holding a sign with a number they can’t even count to,”

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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby PBells » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:22 pm

*placeholder until I get home and find an appropriate confused face pic*
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby Shenti » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:00 pm

people enjoy these troll posts?

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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby Cornbread Mafia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:34 pm

they should just show reruns of old GSP fights, im sure the large homosexual audience would enjoy seeing one of their own laying on top of another dude for 25 mins
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby ELJackal » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Good decision by the UFC. I have no problem with the LGBTQ community so if they want to cater to flaming faggots I'm on board.
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby biscuits69 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:05 pm

Haha these are always so well written its almost believeable

Whoever writes these must be a big and knowledgeable MMA fan also
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby DreadLobster » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:06 pm

biscuits69 wrote:Haha these are always so well written its almost believeable

Whoever writes these must be a big and knowledgeable MMA fan also


:lol:

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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby KingOfPancrase » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:09 pm

DreadLobster wrote:
biscuits69 wrote:Haha these are always so well written its almost believeable

Whoever writes these must be a big and knowledgeable MMA fan also


:lol:

Why thank you.


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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby DreadLobster » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:13 pm

You mean Kevin Iole's best line.

He is a fantastic writer. 8)
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby KingOfPancrase » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:15 pm

DreadLobster wrote:You mean Kevin Iole's best line.

He is a fantastic writer. 8)

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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby DannyRocktown » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:55 pm

:lol: awesome
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby agonzalez1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Appealing to homosexuals and GSP pilates?

never doubted that for a second
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Re: The UFC is coming to Oxygen

Postby LiamHillen » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:02 pm

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