UFC in talks to buy stake in NBCU's G4 channel: report

Bangalore Wed Jun 8, 2011 9:55pm EDT

Bangalore (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal is in discussions to sell a controlling interest in its G4 cable channel to professional mixed martial arts promotion company Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources.

The paper said the talks between the two companies are in early stages and that UFC was also in discussions with other networks for a possible deal.

Comcast and UFC were not immediately available for a comment.

(Reporting by Himank Sharma in Bangalore, editing by Bernard Orr)