Despite recent setbacks that saw UFC programming pulled from television networks in Germany because officials said the “extent of violence shown to be unacceptable,” the “Band-Aid” of MMA, Ultimate Fighting Championship are set to return this November.
November 13th, UFC 122 will originate from the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany and while UFC has to iron things out to determine whether or not the event can be show on German TV, the entire event will be available to the U.S. market on a six-hour, same-day delay on Spike TV.
The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.com and independently confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the event.
“We are doing a show,” UFC president Dana White said earlier this year about returning to Germany in 2010. “One thing we don’t do, we don’t back down, and we don’t curl up and climb into the closet when things don’t go (our way). We’re going to come out, guns a-blazing, and we’re going to keep going. Our job is to build the sport. We’re not going to stop. Not getting TV isn’t going to stop us; we’re going to keep going. We can’t get into Ontario; we’re opening an office there. It doesn’t bother us.” [Source: MMAWeekly]
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