2cents here I come...
I like Dana White. Dana and his buddies got connections. Because of Dana and some big shot's coming into the picture now, the sport is getting bigger DAY by DAY.
What's this mean for me/ the fans?
The bigger the sport, the more people become aware of this sport. The more people watch the sport, the more sponsors they get. The more sponsors they get, the more money they can spend.
EVENTUALLY, money talks:
Imagine in 10 years, a kid finds out a MMA champion earns $25million per fight... well then... this kid will start training at age 10 years old.... and at age 20 you get GSP x 100 = NEW CHAMP...
NOW, we get a bunch of kids training... that's when the fights will get interesting with round-house kick KO? WOOOW....
(think about NFL in 1940, think about NFL today... which players kick more assss?)
LONG STORY SHORT.... If UFC wanted to do a cheap deal with a network, it'll be done tomorrow... obviously UFC wants a bigger piece of the pie and it's in negotiations table.... MORE MONEY TO UFC... UFC HAS MORE MONEY.... UFC SPENDS MORE MONEY.... THE SPORTS TAKES ANOTHER STEP.
p.s. I don't care if HBO or NBC have to give up extra $100million... I WANT UFC to get it and SPEND IT!
Put up or Shut up!