UFC President Dana White joined the Los Angeles-based Petros & Money show Monday to talk about the UFC on Fox deal and dropped an interesting tidbit about a new way the UFC will reach fans on the move.
"We're going to put these fights live on the radio, which really hasn't been done since the old days before television when everyone would sit around and listen to the big fights from MSG. We're going to bring that back."
There wasn't any added details like who would be broadcasting, but co-host Petros Papadakis made it sound like all Fox events ("big" Fox, F/X Fight Nights) would be simulcast on the Fox Sports Radio Network, a group with nearly 400 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
White was also asked about his recent statements and relationship with ESPN after he said he was dropped from a visit to 'The Worldwide Leader In Sports' Monday after the Fox deal was announced.
"I was supposed to do the "car wash" at ESPN…It's been resolved…someone was a bit reactionary and it got resolved."
White rehashed many of the same details on the Fox deal read here, but did discuss aspects of the business like MMA lifestyle, crossover into pop culture, the most popular MMA star in history, UFC 134 and more in the 18-minute interview.