If you liked the new 9pm ET/6pm PT pay-per-view start time the UFC went to this year, then I’ve got some bad news for you.
The UFC has decided to revert back to their original 10pm ET/7pm PT start time beginning in December at UFC 141. The UFC confirmed F4WOnline’s Dave Meltzer initial report last night, claiming they decided to make the switch based on “careful consideration and feedback from fans.”
It’s worth noting that the UFC’s pay-per-view numbers are down 25% from last year based on industry estimates, but it’s unclear if that was the real catalyst for the change.
I’m not going to sugarcoat it, being an east coaster, I think this sucks. It was nice to actually have a life at least for a couple hours on Saturday nights with the pay-per-views ending before midnight, but I guess the west coast didn’t particularly like watching the events, especially the prelims, at the same time all the senior citizens were out eating their early bird dinners.
It’s a classic case of you can’t please everyone.
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