UFC president Dana White knows that things will need to be worked out along the way for The Ultimate Fighter: Live. This past Friday night, White found another kink that needs to be fixed.
After the judges ruled that Al Iaquinta and Myles Jury would go to a third round, FX was in the middle of a network commercial break. So, instead of the usual one-minute between rounds, there was three minutes.
“We were on a network commercial break,” said White, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “You can’t break a network commercial break. We need to fix that. This is a live sporting event, and we need to be on our toes knowing that we can go to another round. We have a 60-second commercial, and you come right back to the fight. That was bad.”
White added that there was nothing he could do on Friday about the break, despite both coaches Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber yelling and screaming at him. The UFC boss said he is used to being the one that get finger-pointed at.
“What are you going to do?” White said. “We can’t pull out of a network break, so we need to figure that out and fix it.”
Iaquinta earned a victory over Jury, the first for Team Faber.