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 UFC.tv, 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 UFC.tv 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 UFC.tv, 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.