The following is an excerpt from an interview with UFC president Dana White, conducted by the CBS Sportsline website:
Q: What's the latest with HBO, and will UFC 70 be televised on HBO or PPV?
DW: I don't have the deal done yet, but UFC 70 will be on free television. It's going to be a free TV deal for the fans here in the U.S.
Q: Is it going to be on Spike?
DW: Let's see, yup. I'm the one that's always chirping about how all these guys that destroyed boxing. Everything was f—— you've got to pay for this, you've got to pay for that. I don't like to make the fans pay for every fight we have. I like to have a lot of good fights for free, and this is a great fight that we'd be giving to the fans for free.
Q: Is UFC 70 definitely going to be on Spike, or might it be on a different network?
DW: It's probably going to be on Spike.
To read the full interview, visit the official CBS Sports website at this link.