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Xbox Live Struggles During UFC 141

Technical issues plagued the broadcast.

UFC 141 was supposed to be the first major broadcast of the new UFC on Xbox app that was released last month. Microsoft, as a promotion, gave away 30,000 coupons so people could watch it for free. However, the event was plagued by technical issues and sporadic broadcasts.

Service was restored to some users during the course of UFC 141, but all 30,000 users who registered to view the event for free will be able to see a future fight at no cost. Microsoft issued a statement to Bitmob concerning the problems: 

The broadcast of UFC 141 through the UFC for Xbox LIVE application was hampered by technical issues appearing in the hours leading up to the fight. Despite restoring service to some users during the course of UFC 141, there is a great deal of room for improvement. All 30,00 users who registered to view UFC 141 for free will be provided access to a future fight at no cost.

We want to ensure that the 30,000 giveaway recipients for UFC 141 have an optimal experience with UFC on Xbox LIVE, and we are currently working with our partners at the UFC to ensure we deliver just that. The gamertags of the 30,000 users who registered for UFC 141 are being safely kept on file for free access to a future UFC event, and we will have more updates to share in the near future.



Stanton Daries Staff Alumnus

01/04/2012 at 08:16 AM

To be fair, it was probably a bad idea to do the initial run during a Lesnar fight, those bring in tons of views. 

Nick DiMola Director

01/04/2012 at 10:13 AM

Yeah, Lesnar fight, totally bad idea...


who's Lesnar again?

Jason Ross Senior Editor

01/04/2012 at 01:06 PM

He's the guy who killed Dumbledore.

Nick DiMola Director

01/04/2012 at 01:15 PM

Dumbledore's dead!?!? You've turned my world upside-down.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

01/04/2012 at 04:48 PM

Spoilers people!!!

Joking aside, I'm suprised not to see a fanboy troll contest, I got so used to it on other websites.  It's cool to see news handled just like news around here.

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