Fox UFC Deal Includes Radio
August 18, 2011 at 3:17 PM (PT)
Part of FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP's multi-year deal with ZUFFA, LLC to broadcast ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP events includes the airing of all UFC events live on FOX SPORTS RADIO.
The deal pits UFC events on FOX television networks including the primary FOX broadcast network plus FX and FUEL TV. FSR will simulcast the televised events on radio.
"We're excited to be part of the FOX family," said UFC President DANA WHITE. "The UFC is finally where it belongs on the number one network in the country and aligned with the most prestigious sports properties in the world. I've always said that the UFC will be the biggest sport in the world and with this relationship it will become a reality."
"My brother FRANK, DANA and I always believed that our passion for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts would help us to build the UFC into a successful global brand and ultimately make it one of the premier sports properties in the world," said UFC Chairman and CEO LORENZO FERTITTA. "The partnership with FOX is a major step in making this a reality and also builds on the great relationship that we already have established with FOX in LATIN AMERICA, AUSTRALIA and EUROPE."
"Mixed martial arts is not only the fastest growing sport in the world, but also the world's most exciting form of man-to-man competition, and the UFC is the world's premier MMA organization," said FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP President & Co-COO ERIC SHANKS. "Since FOX Sports is AMERICA's No. 1 sports network and FOX is AMERICA's No. 1 network for young adults, the UFC on FOX is a perfect match."