UFC Banned From German TV

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Updated: March 19, 2010
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Germany, NO UFC for you,

The TV portal TVmatrix reports today that the television committee has taken the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting (BLM) on Thursday the decision to the authorization to broadcast the UFC formats “The Ultimate Fighter,” UFC Unleashed “and” UFC Fight Night “in repeal DSF again. From now on must have the DSF, which has its headquarters in Munich to take all items for the UFC from the program.

The reasons for the decision of the television committee called the BLM that the “massiveness of the violence displayed unacceptable” and that “standing taboos” like hitting a prone opponent on the ground in contradiction with the vision of a legally supported the Bayerische Rundfunk Constitution would. [Source]

A hard hit for the UFC’s future plan of expansion into Germany.

12 Comments

  1. TartanTorpedo

    March 19, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I expect Iraq and North Korea will now follow suit.

  2. Miko

    March 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Sonebody forgot to grease someone's palm

  3. CobraClutch

    March 19, 2010 at 11:03 am

    It could happen here if McCain or Palin get elected.

  4. crynot

    March 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Nice call Cobra!!! Because McCain and Palin both will control this country like a dictatorship. Yeah, lets ban the UFC but keep the trash we have on cable tv. Use your brain dude.

  5. Ryan S

    March 20, 2010 at 2:37 am

    I think he is right, Crynot, and I think that has actually been said. This is not what I expected from Germany, maybe some other countries, but not Germany.

  6. hosan

    March 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

    john mccain is one of the most outspoken enemies of the ufc.

  7. joe

    March 20, 2010 at 3:58 am

    i believe PPV's will still be legal.

  8. Deuces

    March 20, 2010 at 9:03 am

    McCain actually backed down from his hard-line stance once the UFC moved to more civil rules, rather than the original style vs. style, NHB, tournaments of their beginning. I still don't think you'd see him watching the fight, but let's not blow things out of proportion.

  9. T.R.

    March 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Lesnar for President damnit!!!

  10. STEVEO

    March 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    agreed if you ban the ufc and leave mindless TV like 16 and pregnant and the jersey shore on TV, are you fucking kidding me. there's not a day that goes by that American idol doesn't make me want to vomit. There are about 200 TV shows that do nothing but make the next generation just a little more mentally challenged and they are going to ban legal, regulated, and officiated fighting. HA!

  11. crynot

    March 21, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Right you are Steveo. I'm not a fan of Mccain – I'm just saying that there is no way America would allow his dumbass to ever ban this sport.

    His party is not the type to go against the majority, unlike the ignoramous thats in there now thats about to ruin America this weekend.

  12. joe

    March 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This is ridiculous though..from a country where greco roman is so popular also…i don't see how countries applaud boxers…applaud wrestlers….applaud other forms of grappling…applaud kickboxing (especially in germany) and yet when it comes together it's just a mindless bar brawl now? before all those things were legitimate sports with respectable guys but now it's just gladiator warfare?

    this is what happens when you have too many pretentious, over-educated and out of touch politicans and bureacrats in government.

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