UFC president Dana White has complete confidence that FOX executives will get FOX Sports 1 on TV providers such as DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner.
If that happens before Saturday’s debut and UFC Fight Night 26 remains an unknown even as far as White is concerned.
“This is what these guys do,” White said. “They negotiate with different systems. A lot of times these things go down to the wire.
“Am I worried about it? Not one bit. I have no control over this thing. Whatever happens, happens. I have nothing else to say about that.”
The program will serve as the first live event on FS1 and features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chael Sonnen in the main event.
FOX and the biggest TV providers remain in negotiations to bring FOX Sports 1 to the lineup.