Is this the first numbered UFC not on PPV? It just seems like 196 is so sad and lonely on FS1. It shouldn’t be this way. We should have UFC 196 switch to a Fight Night number, then delay 196 maybe. Convert and FS1 night into a better show down the line so it doesn’t muck up the UFC 200 timeframe, and everyone can go home happy.
Putting UFC 196 on FS1 with Johny “70%” Hendricks versus Wonderboy Thompson only hurts the prestige of a numbered UFC, and I don’t like it. In a weird way, this is worse than canceling UFC 176 and UFC 151. Just own up to your big, bad Super Bowl show being only one fight deep – the HW title fight. Do they really put that much stock in Cain V. being their monster draw fighting the same three people over a half-decade?
UFC, you had a great 2015, but Conor and Ronda can’t carry your moronic decision making forever.
This is supposed to be a big show – in line with the Super Bowl and the Super Bowl of MMA. Why you make Super Bowl show not Super?
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) January 26, 2016