View Full Version : [HOLY S**T!] UFC on FOX 3 targeted for May 5


chiguy91
01-16-2012, 09:56 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO The UFC's third network-televised event likely will take place on May 5.

On Friday UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that's the date officials have targeted for UFC on FOX 3. f4wonline.com first reported the date.

However, a host city, venue and potential fights haven't been determined for the card, which is the second of four that FOX has planned for 2012.

"May 5 is the date we're holding for FOX," White told MMAjunkie.com. "It has been for a while."

The UFC made its network-TV debut with UFC on FOX 1 in November. The abbreviated/teaser show featured just one televised fight Junior Dos Santos' title-clinching knockout of then-heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. However, later this month at UFC on FOX 2 in Chicago, FOX airs three main-card bouts, and FX carries the event's full preliminary card.

UFC on FOX 3 will have a similar setup.

The event takes place the same night as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bout in Las Vegas. With a long-awaited Manny Pacquiao fight unlikely, Mayweather likely will meet Miguel Cotto or Saul Alvarez instead. Still, it's enough of a draw to impact the UFC's event.

White, though, said it's unavoidable.

"We never plan it," he said. "But when you're picking dates, you've got boxing, NFL, playoffs, college basketball. You've got everything. Every other sport that's going on, everything that 18-to-34-year-olds are watching, there's something else out there that's going to compete with us. But it is what it is. If we sat around and stayed away from dates, we'd never go."

The UFC's first FOX event actually took place the same night as a Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view fight. However, the UFC event wrapped before the start of the boxing broadcast, and UFC on FOX 1 scored a North American MMA record peak of 8.8 million viewers for the fight (and 5.7 million overall for the one-hour special).

For more on UFC on FOX 3, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.


http://mmajunkie.com/news/26977/ufc-on-fox-3-targeted-for-may-5.mma

SkillspayBills
01-16-2012, 11:54 PM
Dumb move. Specifically because at least the first fox event ended BEFORE Pac-Marquez. This event, having 3 matches, more than likely won't.

WARQUEZ
01-17-2012, 02:45 AM
Dumb move. Specifically because at least the first fox event ended BEFORE Pac-Marquez. This event, having 3 matches, more than likely won't.

It starts at 5PM PST and has an end time of 7PM PST.

More than enough time. Great news for fight fans.

monaroCountry
01-17-2012, 05:37 AM
scums doing their usual counter programming, treating boxing as just another bush league promotion like Strikeforce and Bellator that they can push over.