In an effort to steal some eyes away from the landmark EliteXC-CBS Broadcast on May 31st, Spike TV has scheduled a two hour â€œUltimate Icemanâ€ special to air on Saturday, May 31st, beginning at 9PM ET. The tribute to â€œThe Icemanâ€ Chuck Liddell will be immediately followed by â€œLiddell vs. Silva: UFC Unleashed Special Editionâ€, which will highlight Liddellâ€™s most recent conquest over fellow 205-pound contender and long-time rival Wanderlei Silva.
In case you were worried about not having any MMA to watch between breakfast, lunch, and dinner, fear not. According to the UFC’s broadcast calendar, Spike TV will actually be airing a whole days worth of UFC programming starting at 11:00 AM.
The first ever network broadcast of MMA as part of EliteXCâ€™s â€œSaturday Night Fightsâ€ will air live on CBS from 9-11PM.
Well now, if the UFC really isnâ€™t at all that concerned with the potential draw of â€œSaturday Night Fightsâ€ then this would all be one hell of a coincidence, wouldnâ€™t it. Of course if you are at all like me and donâ€™t want to miss any of the MMA being aired on the 31st, there exists a very simply solution: Free up some room in the DVR, and watch the program of your choice later. My later choice would have to be the UFC specials for this instance. Sorry Dana, but for me you just canâ€™t beat the words â€œliveâ€ â€œnetworkâ€ â€œMMAâ€ and â€œfree.â€ Not to mention the love/hate mega attraction that is, Kimbo Slice.