As MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani originally deported, the Ultimate Fighting Championships Fight Pass service, which allows fans to watch to stream select live MMA events and access the company’s entire fight library, will be free for fight fans on the weekend of UFC Fight Night 103.
MMA fans will be able to watch Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet, One Championship 51 Quest for Power: La Nsang vs. Bigdash, and the early preliminary bouts for UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn — absolutely free of charge.
Per UFC, Fight Pass will be free for all this weekend. Meaning TKO 37, Invicta 21 and the UFN early prelims will be available to all.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 12, 2017
The streaming service usually costs fight fans $9.99 a month and some were up in arms that the UFC offered the free Fight Pass weekend.
“So what about for those that already pay for it? Can we get a month free because we suffer through all the glitches? I love the content, however I don’t think I’ve ever been able to fast forward or rewind or pause without event restarting. Any pay per view I’ve ever rented, I’ve had to stop it, and re enter the program, missing portions of it due to freezing. Again, the content is unbeatable but the App itself leaves much to be desired,” a disgruntled fight fan said on Reddit.
The company just sold for $4 billion. Is it too much to ask for them to fix a few glitches?
The Reactions on Twitter weren’t much different:
— Bryan (@_sneakerhead22) January 12, 2017
@arielhelwani no FP prelims for the loyal Irish fans forced to buy TV challenges. Like they’re asking us to pirate. I pay for fightpass!
— DS-Bobble (@Diarmaids85) January 12, 2017
— Andy Stevenson (@astevenson126) January 12, 2017
— Porter (@portergolf) January 12, 2017
Are you excited about the free weekend of UFC Fight Pass or, if you’re a fight pass subscriber, do you feel like the move is unfair to those paying $10 a month?
Let us know what you think on Twitter @MMA_Newsline!