Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Sherdog.com featured contributor and “Sherdog Rewind” host Jack Encarnacao.
Ahead of the launch of Fox Sports 1 and the UFC's debut on the fledgling cable sports network, Breen and Encarnacao discuss the evolution of the UFC-Fox deal after two years, the philosophies that have already turned some folks against FS1's product and the ongoing battle to have all major cable carriers pick up the network. The two debate how many homes will have FS1 on launch, how its sports coverage will work to the benefit or detriment of the UFC and the chance for growth as FS1 tries to compete with ESPN.
Breen and Encarnacao also riff on UFC on FS 1 ticket sales, Boston as a poor MMA market, Chael Sonnen's true crossover appeal, Regis Philbin's place in FS1 coverage and much, much more.
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