Eric Shanks, the president of Fox Sports Media Group, has some big plans for the UFC and Fox. Shanks, during a recent conference call to promote UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz, discussed hold a Fox card in the day before the Super Bowl in 2014.
While that would be nothing new, as the UFC typically does this, Shanks wants the card in the same city as the Super Bowl – New Jersey – and on Fox. The UFC is set to host an event in New Jersey this coming April, as well.
“We think that Super Bowl week is going to be like nothing else (before),” Shanks said. “We’re gonna own the city. There’s nothing better we can think of than a big fight that week. We’re talking to Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta) about it. We’d love for it to happen.”
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar is set for the day before the Super Bowl this year, with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo facing Frankie Edgar in the main event. The card goes down from Las Vegas.