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UFC Central is meh


Here I was thinking UFC Central might be the start of some new TV channel or heaven forbid a decent PS3 or XBox app. Unfortuantely it’s just the UFC’s take on the stupid old pre-game and post-game show concept:

UFC officials today announced the online program will debut Saturday night (early Sunday morning) with a free “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” pre-fight show featuring former WEC commentator Todd Harris, UFC veterans Stephan Bonnar and Kenny Florian, and former ESPN and Versus MMA analyst Molly Qerim.

“UFC Central” streams live on, the recently re-branded official home of UFC video formerly known as the “UFC Vault.”

The pre-fight show begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Fans who purchase Saturday’s pay-per-view event through will also have access to a “UFC Central” post-fight show, which promises to deliver “expert analysis, fighter interviews, and post-fight press conference footage.”

Oh yay, all the same people we hate from those other terrible MMA shows! I know every time I watch a TUF Aftermath, I’m left thinking “If only there was a way to get MORE Stephan Bonnar!”

This is another addition to, which recently underwent a transformation from the terrible, buggy, impossible to browse UFC Vault to something a bit easier to navigate. They’re still trying to nickle and dime you for every tidbit of fight footage on there, but what can you do? Sooner or later I’m sure they’ll realize letting people watch a few Mark Bocek fights for free is worth more in the long run than the 99 cents they’re demanding for every fight.

  • Elfenstein

    i do not know what they see in Stephan Bonnar, Slurred speach, weird pitch and the laaaaame “funny” remarks. They need someone decent – someone not Bonnar ..

  • fightlinker

    The UFC seems like they’re stuck in a pattern of sameness. So locked into how they do things with the same people and style that it’s getting bland.

  • agentsmith

    ^ Kinda like Arianny.  I mean sure, I’d still fuck her… but only like one or ten times.

  • frickshun

    Bonnar is improving as a commentator. No, fur realz.

  • glassjawsh

    @ agentsmith – what happened to fucking her until you both bleed then smearing the blood on your face and screaming like an apache warrior?

  • agentsmith

    ^ The role of Arianny in that scenario is now played by Rhian Sugden.

  • blutspender

    They should just replace Bonnar with Sonnen and I’d watch that show 24/7

  • Redping

    I love Stephan Bonnar, he’s like Arnie and Hannibal had a son. After all his rotten luck in the octagon they owe him at least a few more TV spots, I mean getting Rashad AND Jon Jones on their way through?

    Also, sucks sooo badly, some of the fights still don’t even work properly, it is a bare, bare improvement from the UFC Vault, which for some reason they still update every now and then, apparently just to rub it in everyones face that they don’t give a shit their shit doesn’t work properly. Thank god the broadcasts are of a higher quality, is a complete rip off and still has severe problems