Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds
As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad.
In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States.
In a press release the folks at FOX stated,“FOX Sports Latin America has been looking for the premier mixed martial arts organization to partner with, and Bellator is the perfect fit. We are thrilled to make Bellator the widest distributed MMA promotion in Latin America and Brazil, reaching more than 50 million homes from day one.”
UFC President Dana White reacted to the news (via MMAFighting.com) with a little more specifics as to why they aren’t part of the FOX Latin America lineup.
“That guy’s quote in the press release should have been this: ‘We negotiated forever to get No. 1, we couldn’t get No. 1, so we went with [Bellator].”