Sorry for the lack of posts today but I had to meet with my accountant (more tax stuff) and am working on a project with a big deadline.
The big news yesterday was MMAjunkie.com’s report that NBC and Strikeforce are on the verge of announcing a deal that will result in Strikeforce airing on NBC late Saturday nights. Dave Meltzer doesn’t believe it’s too big of a deal and while his logic makes sense, I don’t agree because the more MMA on network TV, the better.
Even if the initial time slot isn’t the best, it’s still better than nothing. Just because Strikeforce might not air until the wee hours of the morning doesn’t mean that is going to be the case a year from now. You have to start somewhere.
I want to see MMA on network TV be a success because I’d love to see the sport head in a direction where it’s routinely accessible for free as opposed to a pay-per-view basis. If MMA flops on network TV then you will have to continue to pay out of pocket in order to see the biggest fights.
Dana to show Arlovski more love?
I saw a clip of NBC Sports/MSNBC.com’s MMA show and saw where Dana White acknowledged he may have made a mistake with Andrei Arlovski and that he needs to show him “some more love.”