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Observing a seven-year stretch with FOX, the UFC made the move to ESPN in January, beginning an exclusive media rights deal that put the promotion on the worldwide leader in sports. UFC events were slated to be spread around ESPN’s platform for the flagship network and the brand new ESPN+ streaming service, in addition to the typical existence that was senile.
Many fans and pundits were caught offguard by the move, as fans would now be asked to subscribe to the ESPN+ agency before being able to buy a UFC pay per view. There, of course, was a segment that’s up in arms across the move.