The UFC is set to debut a new video intro this weekend at the opening of its UFC 143 pay-per-view broadcast. In other words, the cheesy, low-budget gladiator is out!
Dana White confirmed the news with The UG:
Tonight, UFC President Dana White revealed exclusively to the Underground that the opening sequence for it’s PPV broadcast has been redone and the new introduction will be revealed this Saturday for UFC 143. The event will feature Nick Diaz fighting Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight championship in the main event.
The opening sequence, which has shown a Roman gladiator preparing for battle has often been critiqued by fans and although the sequence hasn’t been used by the UFC on it’s FOX and Fuel TV broadcasts, it had been present as most recent as this past UFC 142.
To quote the UFC President directly: “He’s been cut.”