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Old 05-23-18, 11:16 AM
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ESPN wrestles UFC TV rights away from FOX Sports

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ESPN wrested control of UFC’s television rights from FOX Sports as the Disney-owned network has agreed to commit $1.5 billion total over the next five years to broadcast and stream the sport, a person with knowledge of the agreement told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the deal had not been publicly disclosed.

ESPN will pay an additional $150 million to broadcast 27 events, the source said. Earlier this month, ESPN and UFC agreed on digital rights – also worth about $750 million over five years – that will be part of the network’s new streaming service, ESPN+.
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I thought ESPN was anti-concussion?
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Old 05-23-18, 12:26 PM
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They promise to make it as exciting as Monday Night Football.
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Didn't Fox just pay $1 billion for the rights to WWE Smackdown?
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I’m assuming all the big name fights are still ppv.
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Didn't Fox just pay $1 billion for the rights to WWE Smackdown?
Yes which has a ton more viewers than UFC and has maintained that following for decades. ESPN lost another deal but will spin it as a win.
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