Here is a tip for all you people. I've seen some other threads saying it's free, and some people it's not since Showtime costs money, like HBO and movie channels like that.
All you have to do is call Showtime the day of the event and tell them you want to add the service.
You can then call them the next day and cancel it if you want. You don't need to keep the service.
You will pay some pocket change as channels like HBO, Showtime, etc. They prorate the charges. I think Showtime is like 12 bucks a month. If you keep it for a day, it'll cost you a quarter and a dime basically. Seriously.
I know it sounds ghetto, but it's true. I get Showtime included on my cable already, but I call and add HBO for a couple weeks at a time if they got some good fights coming. December had a ton of fights, pretty much a card every weekend, so I just kept it for the duration of the month.
But if you guys want to save money and still watch the fights, just call your cable and add Showtime on the day of the fight. Cancel it anytime you want.
This doesn't hurt the event itself really, HBO and Showtime regularly have a bunch of people trying to add service right before the fights. It shows that people are interested in seeing them, so you're still showing Showtime that you want to support the MMA card. It'll probably encourage them to put on more MMA cards if people are just signing up to watch the fights.
just a tip for those with cash flow problems, you can literally watch this card for about 50 cents or less.