Those that subscribe to Dish Network will not be able to purchase Saturday’s UFC 186 card due to a disagreement in attempting to renew a previous deal.
The UFC confirmed that the two sides have not come to an agreement, leaving those that use Dish for cable service unable to purchase the pay-per-view.
Below is the complete statement from the UFC:
Due to contractual issues, DISH Network will not be offering UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi on Pay-Per-View this Saturday. While all other providers in the U.S. have come to an agreement on renewal terms, DISH Network has elected not to renew its distribution agreement with UFC. We have enjoyed a strong and productive relationship with DISH over the years, and while we’re disappointed with their decision, we are confident that our fans will be able to enjoy this weekend’s card through several other viewing options that you can read more about by clicking here. We remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached with DISH in the near future, but remain committed to ensuring that all fans have continued access to UFC events through multiple distribution options.
The PPV can be bought through the UFC’s online page, along with those that use DirecTV, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and AT&T/UVerse.