Too late to suck up now, Brock. You’ll have to settle for PPV. (Pic Props: Sherdog forums)
Perhaps the only draw back to the UFC’s debut on FOX will be the lack of fights actually making it to the air. Zuffa’s new broadcast partners have opted to place all of their eggs into one oversized basket in the form of the heavyweight title bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. But good news is here for those who speak Spanish or simply don’t care what’s coming through their television speakers: two undercard bouts will be airing live on FOX Deportes.
The featherweight scrap between Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza as well as the Clay Guida-Ben Henderson lightweight bout—which could potentially crown the number one contender at 155 lbs.—will serve as the lead-in to the main event on the Spanish sports channel.
Unfortunately you won’t be treated to gems like “Su precision era tan precisa” and “De una pagina del libro de Guida es Henderson”. Native English speaker Joe Rogan and quasi-English speaker Mike Goldberg will be replaced by the three man team of Rodrigo Arana, Mario Delgado and Troy Santiago for the broadcast en Español.
For our online readers, you can catch all of the prelim action on Facebook or Fox.com. For subscribers to our daily printed paper, The Cage Potato Gazette (annual subscription $99.99), FOX Deportes is your best option though certainly not a guarantee. The station is only available in 18 million homes, roughly 85% fewer homes than reached by FOX.