I dunno if it’s comforting or not to see that it’s not just MMA fighters and promoters fighting about money and respect. There’s also some kind of pesky dispute between Hollywood producers and writers about pay as well. Speaking as someone who doesn’t make a fifth of what any of these guys make, I’d like to stand up now and say “I hope all of you rich fucks die from ass cancer. Terrible, painful ass cancer.”
But hey, it’s not all reruns and ass cancer … there might be a silver lining to this story. CBS (yep, the smelly old people’s station) is apparently in talks with the UFC to produce some shows to fill in time which would otherwise be used to show reruns of CSI, CSI:Miami, NCIS, and CSI:NY.
Lets not get our hopes up too high though. There’s 1001 ways this deal could fall through and god knows Dana White probably thinks he’s God now that CBS gave him a ring. Questions about new content or old content, live events or event highlights, what happens if the strike ends before UFC stuff is shown abound. Things are way too up in the air right now to assume anything.
But one thing is for sure: If I have to give up on new episodes of House and Grey’s Anatomy so the UFC can hit network TV, then I’m okay with that. So on that note, I hope neither side in this while writer’s strike gives in, forever and ever, amen.