Apparently fight fans aren't crazy about afternoon mixed martial arts.
This past weekend's overseas UFC on FUEL TV 5 event actually drew a larger audience for a replay (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) than the living airing (4 p.m. ET) on FUEL TV, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources.
Together, the two broadcasts scored 251,000 viewers.
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If there were any question as to the level of UFC light heavyweight Jon
Jones' popularity, they may have been answered Thursday night.
MMAjunkie.com has learned that the debut airing of
"Jon Jones: In the Moment," a half-hour special following the fighter's
pre-fight preparations for this weekend's UFC 128 showdown with Mauricio
"Shogun" Rua, drew 555,000 viewers to Spike TV.
The numbers eclipsed the debut airing of "Countdown to UFC 128," which
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