UFC Can Help ESPN Build Out Its Streaming Service: UFC COO

January 18, 2019

Building networks is in UFC's DNA, COO Lawrence Epstein said. His comments come on the heels of a five-year partnership with ESPN that will integrate UFC into ESPN's digital ecosystem, give it access to the network's broad reach, and provide an opportunity for the two to work together on building out ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+. "It's part of our history, we built two networks already. We started with Spike and built them, we helped Fox build Fox Sports 1, now we're off to help ESPN build EPSN+," Epstein told Cheddar on Friday.