UFC president Dana White started off Monday’s media conference call for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen by clearing up the rumors about FOX Sports 1 and television providers.
Currently, FOX is negotiating with the likes of DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner to bring FOX Sports 1 to their programming lineups. The network debuts this Saturday night with the UFC card.
“This is what these guys do,” White said. “They negotiate with different systems. A lot of times these things go down to the wire.
“Am I worried about it? Not one bit. I have no control over this thing.”
White believes the deal will get done in time for most to enjoy FOX Sports 1.
“Whatever happens, happens,” he added. “I have nothing else to say about that.”