TUF Brazil Debut with 12 Million Viewers, Dana White Calls Out Rival Network

The debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil” has blown every expectation out of the water with the initial viewing figures, topping 12 million viewers nationwide in the South American country.

White, speaking via MMAWeekly, said:

“It was actually 12 (million). I’m happy. The problem is down in Brazil is for some reason, I don’t know what the deal is, but networks won’t give out the ratings. They won’t tell you what the ratings were, so we know, but most of the other people have to figure it out.”

“I don’t if you saw this but another channel, another channel we were talking to, then went out and said these are the finalists in the Ultimate Fighter, and tried to like sabotage the whole show. The crazy thing is if you went out and did that, you think you’re hurting the UFC? You think you’re hurting Globo? Globo’s the top network in the country. You’re hurting the kids, the contestants of the show. That’s who you’re hurting, the guys in the competition. That’s some dirty, dirty, Josh Gross dirty type bullshit. You know what I mean?”

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