UK MMA fans are disappointed by the way live streaming of Bellator 206 was organized. The fighting event took place in San Jose, California at 10 p.m. according to the local time. When the Bellator 206 began it was 6 a.m. in the UK. Many MMA fans woke up unusually early that Sunday to watch an exclusive streaming of Bellator 206.
However, soon after the event started, the UK fans had a big shock. Bellator streaming was switched over to ‘Peppa Pig’ cartoon for younger kids. British viewers were upset to miss an opportunity to watch an awaited superfight of two ambitious champions: middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. The night was one of the most important events in the history of Bellator.
The fight card included three fights that were especially interesting and made Bellator 206 exclusively popular: the fight of legends Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, the bright fight between two MMA stars Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov and the abovementioned champion fight of Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald.
Bellator senior vice president of marketing and communications Dave Schwartz explained why the accident happened. The officials of the fighting promotion received a lot of complaints and negative messages when the UK fans saw ‘Peppa Pig’ instead of Bellator 206. After several attempts to fix the streaming, Bellator representatives got a notification that translating of the MMA event was banned because it was not allowed to show a program that has any scenes of violence in the morning hours in the UK.
Bellator officials promised to find a way to satisfy their British fans and to set the problem in future.
Channel 5 right now. This is like some sort of sick joke.
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) September 30, 2018
I STAYED UP TIL 6AM FOR CHANNEL 5 TO CUT OFF BELLATOR MAIN EVENT.
— Ben Smith (@bendrfcsmith97) September 30, 2018
I woke up to watch #Bellator206 and Peppa Pig is on Channel 5 instead of the main event.
At least it’s a good episode (the one where George and Peppa go the playground) pic.twitter.com/mPEHwH1xvC
— David Mullins (@davidgmullins) September 30, 2018