There've been rumors floating around for the past few weeks, though the rumors have intensified the past few days, that Fox is really interested in securing WWE to a television deal. Some of the rumors over the past few days that've come out include Fox offering WWE $400 million for the TV rights, they're currently getting $235 million a year from NBC Universal, that Raw will go back to being 2 hours and that Fox will drop the UFC. There have even been rumors that Fox is interested in outright buying WWE so it may all be true, none of it may be true, some of it might be, etc.. Reports have stated that Raw would be broadcast on the Fox network while SmackDown Live would be broadcast on FS1. WWE will be free to negotiate with Fox, or anyone else for that matter, this spring and their current deal with NBC Universal doesn't expire until late September 2019. So, there's a lot of time in which WWE can finalize a deal. WWE's in a stronger position now than it was when it signed its current deal with NBC Universal. The company is making more money than ever, it's frequently reported on by the likes of Sports Illustrated, CBS and ESPN, it draws more viewers than MLB, NBA on TNT/TBS, NHL, soccer and UFC, Raw and SmackDown Live are two of the biggest and most consistent draws on cable. Of course, this also opens up potential problems for WWE if it does sign with Fox and if Raw doesn't draw what they hope on the Fox network itself. As a result, it's entirely possible that Fox executives will step in and demand that changes be made, especially if they wind up paying $400 million a year. At the same time, however, there aren't a lot of shows on TV, whether on the broadcast networks or cable, that draw the sort of huge numbers of 10 to 20 years back. As far as Fox dropping the UFC, it's possible as the show on FS1 isn't much of a draw and the novelty of the UFC on Fox specials has long since worn off, I think the last UFC on Fox only drew like 1.5 million viewers and the show on FS1 only averaged about 870,000 in 2017. A lot of big draws, like Lesnar, Rousey and McGregor, are either working with WWE or, in McGregor's case, is focusing on interests outside of MMA.