Updated: Spike Cancels 'Ultimate Fighter' Before Fox Announces FX Will Air It

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August 18th, 2011

The news just broke that Spike has canceled its MMA series 'The Ultimate Fighter.' The news comes just ahead of a conference call at 1pm ET between UFC and Fox Sports (and FX) announcing a new partnership. Indeed, the new partnership comes with the news that FX will carry 'The Ultimate Fighter.'

Here is the statement from Spike:

The Ultimate Fighter season 14 in September will be our last. We are increasing our commitment to distinctive, original series that we own such as Auction Hunters and Bar Rescue which are delivering on our goal to reach a broader audience. Our 6-year partnership with the UFC has been incredibly beneficial in building both our brands, and we wish them all the best in the future.”

 
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