Jan 18, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view of preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Potential Super Bowl move to Saturday could spell disaster for UFC 169


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The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in North America every year. This year, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will battle in what is sure to be a fantastic game. The game has generally been played in warm weather and in conditions that are favorable for football. This year, however, the game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and the weather looks to be frigid.

This is the forecast for the weekend, according to The Weather Channel:

Credit: The Weather Channel

Credit: The Weather Channel

With such unpredictable weather patterns, the NFL has suggested moving the game to Saturday, which would be a huge hit for the UFC 169 card. UFC 169 is the UFC’s annual ‘Super Bowl weekend’ card and it is absolutely stacked. In the main event of the evening, Urijah Faber takes on the undisputed UFC Bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. The co-main event is the Featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas.

If the Super Bowl is moved to Saturday, then the UFC will take a huge hit in viewership for the prelims and likely the pay per view as well. It would be a hard sell for the UFC to convince casual fans to sit through the entire Super Bowl and then switch over to the UFC pay per view. The UFC expects their Super Bowl card to be one of their biggest cards of the year, so they are certainly hoping that ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ sticks around.

Tags: Denver Broncos Jose Aldo Renan Barao Ricardo Lamas Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl UFC UFC 169 Urijah Faber