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Report: ESPN talking to the UFC

According to, Monday’s print edition of Multichannel News will report that ESPN is talking to the UFC about the possibility of carrying UFC-related programming in the future. According to the web site, the report also acknowledges the UFC’s previously reported renewal with Spike TV.

When I spoke to UFC president Dana White in an interview conducted in the spring for CBS Sportsline, he said that the promotion’s existing deal with Spike did not prevent them from airing the UFC on other networks. If the report from Multichannel News is correct, one would have to assume that the new deal with Spike is somewhat non-exclusive as well.

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