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Report: UFC Pay-Per-View Cards To Revert Back To 10PM E.T.


Sorry east coast MMA Fans, looks like you will be back to staying up until 1AM E.T. to catch UFC pay-per-view action.

In a report coming from MMA insider Dave Meltzer, the UFC has decided to revert back to starting their pay-per-view broadcasts at 10PM E.T. starting with UFC 141 on December 30th.

No reason was given for the sudden change of heart but common sense will tell you that the earlier timeslot must have alienated the west coast audience and caused a drop in revenue.

After 10-years of running pay-per-view cards at 10PM E.T. the UFC went against the grain and changed the time-slot earlier this year after an overwhelming outcry of east coast fans requested the change.

UFC officials were not immediately available for comment at the time of this report.


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22 Comments to Report: UFC Pay-Per-View Cards To Revert Back To 10PM E.T.

  1. Jay says:

    Thank God!!! I’m on the East Coast, and I work till 9pm on saturdays.

  2. Anneli says:

    Well..
    10pm is nothing!
    Try 4am for start time and about 7-7:30 am end time.
    That’s the reality for European fans

    I stay up for it, east coast is less hardcore than us Europeans?
    Does kinda throw a monkey wrench into it when I have to start work 7am sundays (when UFC events would end, with that start time, here)

  3. Fe says:

    FUCK SAKE!!!! That means it wont start till 3 am in UK and main event won’t be until 5:30 :@

  4. Brave Reply says:

    I guess theres more fans on the West Coast? if you look at it in black and white, thats what the UFC is saying with this move.

  5. choske mobstars says:

    sounds good 2 me!

  6. Danny says:

    So basically, Theres more fans in the West Coast than the East Coast, and no one gives a fuck about people from the UK, Europe and Australia because they don’t pay.

  7. Ross says:

    It’s kind of obvious that there are more fans on the West Coast. Every other event is in Las Vegas or Canada.

  8. Mike McMack says:

    Money talks, the PPV numbers must have been higher when they we’re at the old time slot.

  9. Eric says:

    it really doesn’t matter to me, if i want to see the card, i’ll watch it. anyone wake up early for ADCC? hahaha you want to pay to see it, you’ll watch no matter what time. stop complaining! =P

  10. Anthony says:

    This won’t change much in Australia – it will move it later in the afternoon which is better if you ask me…

    11am Sunday starts were shitting me.

  11. SteveW says:

    I live in the Midwest and this move back to their orginal start time is awesome I think. I really enjoy watching UFC till midnight. The past few events have ended too early in the night for my taste.
    Great move UFC.

  12. jack says:

    Dont like the time, thats what a DVR is for you cry babies!

  13. Juice says:

    What is the real source? Dave Meltzer is not a source. I’ll believe it when I see it come from a more reputable source.

  14. Matt says:

    I’m on Eastern Standard Time. And prefer the earlier start time. I didn’t like staying up that late. I have kids and try to get to church the next morning. And that’s hard. And then try to stay awake on Sunday afternoon to watch football. That’s the one thing I didn’t like about the late start time. There might be some fight cards I don’t get now. But UFC’s a business and they gotta make money.

  15. dicks says:

    im from west coast. and this is awesome!!!

  16. DBKlein69 says:

    im from east coast and me and my friends are so thankful they’re moving it back to 10pm. i understand the family man and the old folks dont like staying up late, but for the rest of us, nothing sucked worse than the main event ending at freakin 11:00. we get to the bar n have 2 drinks, next thing u know its all over. 10pm start just has a different feel to it. the main event NEVER started before midnite. thats the way it should be. by midnite, ur nice n sauced, put the kids n the old folks to bed cuz its saturday nite at 12:15 in the morning and the main event is about to begin!!!!!!! thank u dana!!!!!!!

  17. Nick Chodzinski says:

    Ok, but us “old folks” (I’m 32) are also the ones paying $55 to get the event and not just go to a bar for free. I loved the earlier start time. That really sucks if this is true. Also, paying 10 pounds a month for ESPN and getting even single event for free, would be fine with me…that’s what a DVR is for!

  18. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Here on the west coast I have trouble finding an event on more than 3 televisions in a bar because it’s football season. Maybe that’s the reason for the change in time.

  19. Levi says:

    Living on the east Coast for two years it really sucked if you had to work the next day and the event ending at 1:00 AM. Hawaii is my home love watching the fights at 3:00 pm as you have an early dinner and drinks at the bar and enjoy the fights and if you need to continue with your night with other activities you do. Live in Okinawa Japan now and the UFC events are broadcast free on AFN at 10:00 AM on a Sunday so while you are having brunch you are watching the fights and then can get a round a golf in afterwards.

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