Larry Merchant Confirms UFC on HBO

And he'll be shilling for it, along with that other asshole Jim Lampley after years of calling it barbaric.

LOL @ those douchebags.


"hope they don't commentate for the UFC."

I can't see the UFC bringning in new commentators just because it is on HBO.

Unlesss HBO has control over that type of thing.

Down goes Zane Fraizer! Down goes Zane Fraizer!


no way he commentates on mma. no way.

"he's a master of judu and sumu..."

I always knew this day will come..Every since I saw UFC 2..Victory is MMA's!!!

If it gets on HBO I hope to god they don´t have Lampley announce it.

No, he confirmed MMA on HBO. Said nothing about the UFC.

Time to upgrade my Cable.....

Sweet. Merchant still seems like a dick in this interview.

"During a telephone conversation on Christmas with HBO's Larry
Merchant, he put things like this. "People look at it (UFC) as real wrestling.
And next year HBO and Showtime, they both will test the waters and see if
this works. I don't know what Showtime is doing, but we'll do four and see
how it goes."

yes I will have to get showtime as well. I wonder who will announce the events.

Late Christmas present !!

What we are...seeing here Jim is type of fighting that...boggles the mind with...the vastness of its ferocity.

So if Merchant is correct we will see 4 UFC cards on HBO this year. I wonder how these shows will differ from the Spike TV live cards.

great. now the ufc is gonna be $50-60.


"BOXING TAKES FIVE OF TOP TEN PPV EVENTS Oscar De La Hoya's almost "domestic-like" beating of Ricardo Mayorga, it drew 925,000 PPV buys at around $50 bucks a pop! 2. Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock II, 775,000 UFC buys. 3. Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn, 700,000 UFC. 4. Wrestlemania with John Cena-HHH, 616,000 WWE buys. 5. Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Sobral, 500,000 UFC. 6. Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin, 425,000 UFC. 7. Floyd Mayweather vs. Zab Judah, 375,000 boxing. 8. Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales II, 360,000 boxing. 9. Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales II, 350,000 boxing. 10. Shane Mosley vs. Fernando Vargas II, 350,000 boxing."

This list is incomplete. Where are UFC 57 and 60?