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UFC's big Friday announcement: UFC on Fox card

Dana White, UFC president, center, is flanked by

Dana White, UFC president, center, is flanked by athletes, from left, Rashad Evans, Chuck Liddell, Georges St. Pierre and Frankie Edgar after the announcement of a multi-year, multi-platform agreement between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Fox Media Group, at a news conference at Fox Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. The first of four mixed martial arts live events will air Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

The UFC sent out a press release late Thursday afternoon touting a "major" announcement from UFC president Dana White coming Friday at 1 p.m. EDT.

This typically brings about rampant speculation as to what the annoucement is about, such as the signing of a major star, an absorption of a sister organization, the purchase of a rival company or the opening of a new UFC office somewhere in the world -- all past examples.

White put a quick end to any speculation when he tweeted this: 

"The "BIG Announcement" 2 morrow at 10 am will be the FOX fight. The UFC and FOX are so pumped for @UFCONFOXSports!!!!!!!!"

There you have it. We'll find out the first live card on Fox since the two companies signed a seven-year broadcast deal.

 

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