10 Factors That Will Affect the Future of the UFC

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10 Factors That Will Affect the Future of the UFC
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The world's largest MMA promotion has, thus far, continued its successful foray into the mainstream sports world following another exciting UFC on Fox card; however, don't expect the company to slow down anytime soon.

One bright sign for the UFC's future is the announcement by Fox officials that the promotion will be a major component of the company's newly created sports network, Fox Sports 1. Hoping to contend with the "worldwide leader in sports," ESPN, if the new network emerges as a major player on the sports broadcast scene, expect the UFC to be key part of Fox Sports 1's rise in popularity.

While things seem to be looking up for the promotion, like all major sports leagues, there are a few lingering factors that may hinder its rapid growth.

Let's take a look at some of the big issues that will have an effect on the future of the UFC.

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