When Dana White announced that Randy Couture had returned to the UFC and would be facing Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, he called it “the biggest fight in UFC history.” To ensure his prediction would come to fruition, White stated they would producing a three-part mini-series to promote the bout. While all the details are not finalized yet, it appears that filming for the “24/7″ inspired series has begun.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Sept. 15 print edition of the Wrestling Observer, White’s concept is on its way to becoming a reality as both Couture and Lesnar are reportedly being filmed for the upcoming project.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com contacted Spike TV for details but an official with the network said plans for the documentary have not been solidified. The Observer indicates that a decision has not been made as to whether to air the shows in the three consecutive weeks leading up to the day, or the three days before.
I, unfortunately, never got the opportunity to see any of the “24/7″ episodes but from all accounts it was very good and significantly contributed to the number of pay-per-view buys for the boxing events. Even though the UFC’s version isn’t on the same scale, it should still have a significant positive impact on the amount of money the UFC takes in on November 15.
I’m just curious if the pro wrestling “heel” in Brock Lesnar will come out in the series. If that’s the persona they portray, I can only imagine that even more people who may not normally buy the pay-per-view will just to watch “Captain America” kick Lesnar’s giant ass.