FS1 doc on Rousey nominated for Sports Emmy

March 27, 2014

The Fox Sports 1 documentary UFC Presents: Breaking Ground, Ronda Rousey has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for Best Sports Documentary.  It is just 1 of 3 Sports Emmys that the network has been nominated for in its first year in existence.

The one hour documentary which originally aired in September 2013 featured the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion.  “The program examines the remarkable rise of the first female champion in UFC, detailing her childhood trauma and the complicated relationship with her mother that fueled her athletic endeavors,” is how the documentary is described by a Fox Sports release.

Breaking Ground Ronda Rousey

The Ronda Rousey documentary is up against 3 other documentaries.

–  First: The Official Film of the London Olympic Games NBC

–  LT. The Life and Times (Lawrence Taylor) Showtime

–  The Doctor (Julius Erving)

–  UFC Present Ronda Rousey:  Breaking Ground FS1

Payout Perspective:

ESPN (30) led the way in Sports Emmy nominations.  The awards will be handed out on Tuesday, May 6th. The UFC should try to do more of these types of documentaries despite the fact that they can be pricey.  It’s a revealing look at an athlete and can attract a broader audience due to the human interest part of the story. As one of only three nominations for the network, it shows that the UFC is a valuable part of the network.

2 Responses to “FS1 doc on Rousey nominated for Sports Emmy”

  1. Tops of on March 28th, 2014 2:50 AM
  2. pureincognito on March 28th, 2014 3:26 PM

    That 20 years of UFC doc should’ve been up there

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