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‘Behind the Octagon’ to Stream Backstage Video at UFC 98

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The UFC has a special treat for those staying in to watch the fights on Saturday night. Starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, four live video streams will be available at, as part of a new Burger King-sponsored online feature called "Behind the Octagon." Viewers can switch between the red and blue corner dressing rooms, the fighter entryway, and a camera that will just be following Dana White as he makes his rounds. In other words, you’ll be seeing a lot of behind-the-scenes action that’s never been available before, aside from edited highlights in Danavlogs.

Specific details on "Behind the Octagon" are scarce at this point — we don’t know if will try to charge viewers for access, and we don’t even know if the feeds will be available during the entire event. But if it comes together, BtO could be the most forward-thinking Internet feature the UFC has ever offered. Now all they have to do is give press credentials to bloggers and we’ll have entered the Utopia…

Also, heads-up: As per usual, we’ll be liveblogging the UFC 98 pay-per-view card beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Don’t miss it.

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LBo- May 19, 2009 at 5:02 pm
Seriously, the level of photo caption artistry on this site and you're not even going to TRY to mock KenFlo's anime fan outfit in that thumbnail?
Poo Flinger- May 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Awesome idea, but I don't quite see how it makes more money for the UFC.
831 Son- May 19, 2009 at 3:42 pm
Fucking awesome idea. Imma stream the backstage on one monitor, then the fights on another. No faggot ass bullshit though.
ScrambledEggs- May 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm
I like how they squeezed that goofy picture of Kenny Florian into that shot.
IronClad- May 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Florian is going to decapitate BJ samurai style
greenseed- May 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm
probably free for 2 events then they'll try and milk a loonie

T1- May 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm
Great idea :D
Dapper- May 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm
That sounds cool. With it being sponsored by Burger King I doubt they will be asking for some dough. Otherwise what's the point of BK sponsorship??
Cosmin- May 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Anonymous- May 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm
I'd be very surprised if they didn't try and fleece a couple of dollars for this.

If not it sounds excellent though.