UK FANS slammed ham-fisted organisers after they made a pig’s ear of their protection of Bellator 206.
As the primary occasion between Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald was about to begin, an episode of Peppa Pig got here on.
Ofcom rules have been guilty for the blunder as programmes with a 15+ age restriction can’t be aired from 6am, that means Channel 5 needed to swap.
However organisers declare to have discovered their lesson as they offered a proof to attempt to save their bacon.
Bellator CEO Scott Coker mentioned: “Consider me there have been emails going backwards and forwards they usually weren’t pleasant.
“That is positively a hiccup however we will certainly repair that going ahead.”
“Truthfully, we thought we might be method off the air earlier than the three-hour mark. It simply did not occur and we ran over and Peppa Pig took over, that is what occurred.
“After they converted, there have been a whole lot of texts going backwards and forwards they usually all weren’t pleasant.
“We have been making an attempt to repair it, we thought it was a technical glitch. I can promise you that the subsequent time, it is not going to occur – we’ll hold it to 5 fights as a substitute of six like we usually do.”
Mousasi dominated MacDonald and completed him off with a second-round KO.
In the meantime, devastated followers Peppad Twitter with a combination of offended tweets and others seeing the humorous aspect.