CNBC Steps Into the Octagon

On Thursday, CNBC will dare to go where only a few dozen media organizations have gone before–behind the scenes at

On Thursday, CNBC will dare to go where only a few dozen media organizations have gone before–behind the scenes at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. To wit: CNBC will air a one-hour "original" documentary on Thursday, Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time, hosted by reporter Scott Wapner.

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Says today’s press release: "With unusual access, the program tells the story behind the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as both a business and cultural phenomenon. From its controversial beginnings to its mainstream acceptance and millions of dollars in ticket sales, the UFC is making money hand over fist."

CNBC Steps Into the Octagon