One of a number of interesting revelations from UFC president Dana White when the promotion’s television deal with FOX was announced back in August was that they were planning to completely overhaul the look of their shows, including the music, title sequence and more.
A timeframe was not given for the changes at that stage, but in a new interview with MMAWeekly, White reveals that they won’t be ready in time for the ‘UFC On Fox: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos’ show on November 12th.
“The way that this thing is gonna start is, this thing is gonna be a Fox Sports show, the first fight that we do. The November fight is just a bonus fight,” White said. “We don’t get into business with Fox until January. So everything will change in January.
“The Fox fight is gonna be different. There are things that we’re doing differently and we need to pull off in that production, but all the big change is happening in January. There is no way in hell I could change everything by November.”
When they do get around to it White has plans to change every aspect of their production.
“I look at this Fox deal as a fresh start for us, so I want to change everything. I want to change the look of the pay-per-view, graphics, show open, the show opens in our Fight Nights, everything’s going to have a different feel to it.”