UFC on Fox LogoSeven months into a seven-year television partnership with the Fox family of networks, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its new TV partners are just starting to gel, but there is still much work to be done.

“The first six to seven months has been a feeling out period and figuring out how to work together and really get things clicking with UFC and Fox,” remarked UFC president Dana White on Monday.

The groundwork for much of the transfer of programming from Spike TV to Fox and how to handle things such as weigh-in broadcasts, pre- and post-fight shows, and events themselves, including preliminary bouts, has been implemented, but there are many more avenues to explore according to White.

A recent addition is Road to the Octagon, a one-hour pre-fight special that will precede all UFC on Fox events. More of this type of programming is likely to permeate Fox, FX, and Fuel TV; the three primary networks that feature UFC programming.

“Yeah, we’re gonna be doing more of that,” said White. “We have a lot of things coming with this Fox relationship over the next six months.

“We’ve come up with a lot of great ideas that we’re going to be implementing throughout the rest of this year.”

White didn’t reveal the nature of the ideas they plan on implementing in the coming months, but they’ve already added a multitude of programs to the Fuel TV line-up, making it the de facto UFC channel. From being a home for preliminary bouts to its own UFC on Fuel live events to magazine shows such as UFC Tonight and UFC Ultimate Insider as well as pre- and post-fight coverage, Fuel TV is sure to continue as a cornerstone for more UFC programming.

Fox remains a host to several major UFC events per year, while FX is the home of The Ultimate Fighter and its own live fight night events, similar to Fuel TV.

Stay tuned for what’s to come.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 197's Miesha Tate 'anxious' to fight Holm because she's 'more dangerous' than Rousey

  • 23 days ago
  • 15 views

LAS VEGAS – After months of disappointment, Miesha Tate will finally get her shot at the UFC women’s bantamweight title when she challenges champ Holly Holm at UFC 197. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Legacy FC 50 results: 'Cyborg' returns from lengthy layoff with decision win

  • 21 days ago
  • 15 views

Fighting for the first time in 21 months, Evangelista Santos outstruck fellow veteran Artenas Young en route to a clearcut decision win.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Video: Holly Holm just fine with extra attention after knocking out Ronda Rousey

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

NEW YORK – The two months since Holly Holm shocked the world has to have been a bit of a whirlwind. But she’s been just fine with the extra attention. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

The fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 84 event in Australia continues to take shape.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Ronda Rousey Hasn't Watched Tape of Holly Holm Fight

  • 15 days ago
  • 13 views

It's been more than two months since Ronda Rousey suffered her first career loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193, but the former women's bantamweight champion has not stopped to look at footage from th read news >>

UFC on FOX 18's Wilson Reis promises to show lackluster 2015 was no waste of time

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

For Wilson Reis, 2015 was a year he promises wasn’t a waste, but it sure didn’t seem to help him further his career very much. He’ll get a chance to turn things around quickly in 2016.Filed under: Ne read news >>

UFC 196 in Las Vegas adds lightweight bout between Justin Salas and Jason Saggo

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

Next month’s mega-UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to build with a new fight added to the preliminary card featuring a pair of lightweights returning after lengthy layoffs. Filed under: News, read news >>

CSAC suspends Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for falsifying paperwork

  • 11 days ago
  • 176 views

The California State Athletic Commission today suspended Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for three months, ruling unanimously that he falsified his application as licensed cornerman.Filed under: read news >>

'Cowboy' vs. 'Cowboy' targeted as new UFC Fight Night 83 headliner

  • 9 days ago
  • 15 views

With Tim Means out, this month’s UFC Fight Night 83 headliner could feature “Cowboy” vs. “Cowboy.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>