Last week, Dana White described Spike TV airing Bellator fights on Spike.com as "dishonorable" and "against the spirit" of their deal. This is the same Dana White whose promise of "business as usual" involves gutting Strikeforce of its talent in what looks like an obvious attempt to sway Showtime from renewing their contract in 2012.
White also refuses to buy back rights to UFC footage from Spike, which prevents the cable channel from airing MMA content from other promotions, effectively blocking Bellator move from MTV2. Today, MMA Junkie reports that Spike won't be afraid to utilize their unwanted library:
On Nov. 12, Spike TV will air a "UFC Unleashed" marathon - dubbed "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez: Unleashed for the Heavyweight Title" - featuring past fights with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.
Not surprisingly, the marathon begins just as Velasquez and Dos Santos fight at UFC on FOX 1, the UFC's first show on network TV.