Today, the UFC held a press conference featuring UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos to promote their heavyweight title fight, which will act as the UFC’s debut on network television.
Though the hour-long broadcast is to feature primarily the Velasquez – dos Santos fight, there is always the possibility that either of those two men finishes the bout early. In that instance, the UFC has several supporting fights on the card with which they could supplement the broadcast, but UFC president Dana White admitted today that there are no set plans as of yet in regards to dealing with an early finish in the title fight.
“We’re still talking about that,” said White. “Traditionally, what we’ve always done, is if we have a fight and it’s a two-hour block or an hour-block, we try to fit as many fights as we can. Because this is the first time ever on Fox, we’re kinda working through the bugs on that one. We’re trying to figure out what we might do. That fight (Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida) will already have happened, if it goes quick enough, there’s time, we might throw another fight in the slot. We don’t know yet, we’re still working on it.”
However, White did say that the supporting fights will most definitely be aired through some medium – he just isn’t sure exactly which one yet.
“We’re still working on that,” he said. “What we’re concerned with right now and what we’re really focused on is dialing this FOX show in. We wanna get this thing dialed in, get this figured out. That’s a no-brainer, we’ll figure that one out. Whether it’s Facebook, Fox.com – wherever we end up doing it, we’ll worry about that later.”
UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is set to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12.