Originally Posted by cablegeddon
The Spike audience is not interested in MMA? Ultimate fighter had way better ratings on Spike than on the big almighty FX network. The X-Division is in shambles anyway so why not try something new?
Are you reading what I am saying? I'm giving you two sides of the coin and you are still confused.
1. If people want to watch MMA they will watch Bellator, who may not be UFC but have a following. They gained 900,000 viewers over that two hour block which was very encouraging for a debut show.
Nobody watches MTV2 and the channel has zero advertising. Put UFC on there and it would get the same (actually UFC does horrible numbers on Fuel). Put TNA on MTV2 and you'd get less.
2. On the other side of it, if people aren't interested in MMA, they are going to want their wrestling show interrupted by wrestlers pretending to be really fighting.