The UFC has a bit of a spotty record when it comes to non-fight programming. Sure, the Countdowns are pretty popular and the Primetime shows are basically the same thing broken up into a few parts. But does anyone remember that terrible Inside the UFC talk show Joe Rogan hosted for like 10 seconds on Spike?
Now we may have another series that sucks. Or it may rock. I dunno. Naturally, I lean towards assuming it will blow because I’m a superhero who’s power is that I’m an insufferable grumpy douche. But what can you expect when the show is called ‘In the Moment’???
Spike TV unveils a new type of pre-event preview show on Thursday with the debut of “UFC Presents Jon Jones: In the Moment.” The special airs at 11 p.m. ET/PT ahead of Jones’ UFC 128 title fight on Saturday with UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Officials told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the half-hour special follows the fighter’s pre-fight preparations, told from his point of view with no narration.
“UFC Presents Jon Jones: In the Moment” covers the fighter’s quick ascent in the UFC’s 205-pound division and his first-ever UFC title shot. The special takes viewers inside his training camp and family life both in his home state of New York and in his camp at Greg Jackson’s New Mexico gym. With strong ratings, the “UFC Presents” special could return ahead of future events.
I hope there’s sexy soothing jazz music to go along with the Kenny G style ‘In the Moment’ name for this show. That way we can all lay back on our couches and wank it to Jon Jones in preparation for his big win on Saturday.