The UFC’s next big move is the launch of the UFC Fight Pass streaming service in early 2018, which would allow fans to stream their favorite fighters on the fly via the UFC app.
UFC President Dana White, who is set to leave his post at the end of the year, said the service would be the biggest event of the company’s existence, which will take place next year in Las Vegas.UFC Fight Pass was supposed to debut in March 2018, but it’s been pushed back until 2021.
White said the company is still figuring out how to make that service work in a way that allows people to watch it on demand.
The goal is to have that happen as quickly as possible, but the plan is to be open to suggestions and feedback from the fans, White said.
White said the UFC is looking at ways to expand to more countries, including Latin America and the Middle East.
The company will have a number of events available to stream on UFC Fight Camp, a new event series that will debut in late 2021.UFC FIGHT CAMP will air on UFC Network, and White said that event series is designed to showcase fighters who are still learning to become the best in the world, with a focus on their fight style.
White also said the first event in 2021 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Lyoto Machida and fellow Brazilian Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
White also said he hopes the new streaming service will attract a lot of viewers, especially for people who aren’t necessarily fans of MMA.
The UFC had a lot more viewers in 2016 than it did in 2015, so that’s a big deal, he said.
That’s one of the big things we’re trying to do, which is bring more people into the sport.