An MMA Fight Was Cut Off For Episode Of Peppa Pig

A Big MMA Match Was Interrupted By ‘Peppa Peg’ And The Reactions Are Hilarious

September 30, 2018 Updated September 21, 2020

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People were very confused when an MMA match was cut off for an episode of Peppa Pig

On Saturday night, two MMA champions came together to duke it out in the ring for Bellator 206. Plenty of jabs were thrown, there was a bloodied nose, and a whole lot of overall pounding. Fans in the UK unfortunately missed the match because the program was cut off when an early-morning episode of Peppa Pig came on.

People quickly took to Twitter to express outrage and bafflement, and it’s hilarious.

As a quick recap: Bellator 206 featured a fight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory Macdonald. Peppa Pig is an animated series that follows the adventures of a young pig who likes to go swimming, visit her grandparents, and ride her bike. Those two things don’t really have overlapping audiences, hence the hilarity.

Fans of MMA in the UK stayed up all night to catch the match, which aired at 10pm in San Jose, California. By 6am, the show was cut off because it went against programming restrictions. It was replaced with Peppa Pig and people were pissed. MMA fans waited all night to see a fight, not an adorable-but-spoiled young cartoon pig.

Some fans were disappointed but were pretty good sports about the whole thing.