According to a report from Sports Business Journal Daily, the UFC has agreed to a deal with Fox. The multiple year agreement will include a number of cards on Fox, FX and Fuel.
The report is not confirmed by either the UFC or Fox, but cites “sources with knowledge of the negotiations.” The deal could be worth as much at $90M per year and last for seven or eights years.
UFC programming currently airs on Spike TV, Versus and Ion. The promotion’s contract is coming to a close and public speculation has been flying that the UFC could move to Versus when it is re-branded as “NBC Sports.” Now, that appears to be untrue.
Rumors have also persisted that Bellator, which currently airs on MTV2, could move to Spike TV since both outlets are owned by Viacom and serve similar audiences.