White says UFC fans won’t miss Pacquiao fight
December 5, 2012
Dana White stated in his weekly Vlog that UFC on Fox 5 would not interfere with the Manny Pacquiao main event. UFC on Fox 5 will air 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET while Pac-Marquez IV will begin at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET with the main event starting around 9:00 p.m. PT/12:00 a.m. ET.
Although there will be at least an hour of overlap, White assured fight fans that they would not miss the boxing main event. The PPV broadcast will start with prelim fights which most folks will not be interested in unless you are a hardcore boxing fan.
It would be interesting if there’s a “gentleman’s agreement” for Saturday (probably not). Of course, its unlikely Pacquiao will delay the fight this time around as one of his favorite teams, the Boston Celtics, will be playing earlier in the evening. As you may recall, he delayed the Timothy Bradley fight as he was watching Game 7 of the Heat-Celtics. The move is good for both UFC and boxing fans as even though the two entities will be competing for fans on Saturday, it allows for boxing and MMA fans to watch both live if they want.