UFC Series Headed to Netflix
The UFC’s hit web series promoting up-and-coming prospects Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight is seven episodes in, but the periodically released show has been dormant since the release of Episode 7: Los Angeles on June 11. The reason for that is actually a positive one.
As the promotion is in a transitional period of layoffs and roster cuts under the new ownership of WME-IMG that went into effect in July, at least the UFC’s potential audience can continue to grow as the series has been picked up by Netflix. The show was previously on Youtube and the UFC’s own streaming service known as Fight Pass (the MMA equivalent of Netflix/the WWE Network.)
“We go from 7 in the morning until midnight every day, but we have an absolute blast doing it. It’s a fun show to film” UFC President Dana White said. MMAWeekly.com reported that Netflix currently has 83 million subscribers. Information available does not specify when to see the program in your library (likely 2017) but it has been confirmed.
“They bought 16 episodes, eight in this country and eight out of the country…We’re going to be doing shows in Russia, Thailand, the [United Kingdom] and a bunch of other countries. We’re literally going to go everywhere.”
Lookin’ for a Fight has most notably resulted in the UFC debut’s of Legacy Fighting Championship’s “Super” Sage Northcutt (8-1 in MMA, 3-1 in the UFC with two finishes) and Mickey Gall (3-0 in MMA, 2-0 in the UFC with two finishes.) Gall most notably defeated former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks in his MMA/UFC debut at UFC 203 last month.