CBS/EliteXC Deal Backstage News, Lots Of UFC News & Notes

Ryan Clark

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– The new contract gives CBS the option to purchase four live two hour prime time shows before February 22, 2009.

– The deal also gives CBS the option to purchase four additional shows each year until early 2013. This option is renewable annually.

– The agreement also gives CBS the option to order additional shows at different lengths during the terms of the contract.

ESPN Magazine will be reporting the split between Fedor Emelianenko and M-1 Global. UFC boss Dana White has also stated that he is willing to bring Emelianenko to UFC.

– The UFC PPV on 3/1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio drew a nearly full house of 16,431 paid for a reported $2.2 million gate.

– Quinton Jackson will be appearing in an upcoming Nike commercial.

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