Remember that Multichannel News report several weeks back claiming that Spike TV had signed a new TV deal with the UFC that would garner the UFC around $100 million?
Yeah, well, Multichannel News was full of it.
According to a report on UFCjunkie.com, Spike TV Senior Vice President of Sports and Specials Brian J. Diamond pretty much denied the report.
Negotiations are ongoing, and both sides are optimistic a deal will be done, but when asked about a nine-figure deal reportedly on the verge of being signed, Spike TV Senior Vice President of Sports and Specials Brian J. Diamond didn’t miss a beat.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” he said flatly to UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com).
In fact, Diamond said it’s impossible to estimate when a deal may be finalized until negotiations are further along.
So there you have it, no deal has been signed as of yet. There’s still time for ION television to get into the bidding and find a mid-season replacement for the Golden Girls.
You can read the full report by clicking here.