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ESPN
Five Rounds: How do Lesnar's doping violations affect UFC and WWE?Holly Holm, left, makes her first return to the Octagon on Saturday since her M
Five Rounds: How do Lesnar's doping violations affect UFC and WWE?
ESPN / Posted 2 days ago
Holly Holm, left, makes her first return to the Octagon on Saturday since her March title loss to Miesha Tate. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Florian: I'm not so sure. I think this is going to be a good indicator of how far Holly has come,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Jose Aldo wants Conor McGregor rematch at UFC 205 in New York later this yearwhat I saw he’s way bigger, stronger, and he’s training. He got that fight on s
Jose Aldo wants Conor McGregor rematch at UFC 205 in New York later this year
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
what I saw he’s way bigger, stronger, and he’s training. He got that fight on short notice and still was able to win. Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesMcGregor watches Aldo in action against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 "Well trained, it’s really hard... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Hunt slams UFC, calls for fighters' unionHunt slams UFC and calls for a fighters' union Mark Hunt has slammed the UFC a
Hunt slams UFC, calls for fighters' union
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 2 days ago
Hunt slams UFC and calls for a fighters' union Mark Hunt has slammed the UFC and called for a fighters' unionHarry How/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Mark Hunt has called for a UFC fighters' union as he steps up his attack on management... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Hunt volunteers to lead UFC fighters unionmartial arts and the UFC itself. Mark Hunt has put his hand up to leads a UFC
Hunt volunteers to lead UFC fighters union
Brisbane Times / Posted 3 days ago
martial arts and the UFC itself. Mark Hunt has put his hand up to leads a UFC fighters association. Photo: Cooper Neill/Zuffa Conor McGregor being pulled from the card in April could be considered a sign of things to come, but not even Mystic... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Dana White stumps for Donald Trump in bizarre Republican National Convention speechhas a tendency to speak extraordinarily bluntly. Have no doubt that there were
Dana White stumps for Donald Trump in bizarre Republican National Convention speech
Yahoo Sports / Posted 4 days ago
has a tendency to speak extraordinarily bluntly. Have no doubt that there were plenty of people in the arena and at Zuffa headquarters biting their nails, praying silently that White didn’t go off script. But he didn’t. It’s odd for White... Read more
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ESPN
MMA Confidential: Fighters, managers discuss UFC salehowever, seemed to center around certain points. There is a genuine "well done
MMA Confidential: Fighters, managers discuss UFC sale
ESPN / Posted 4 days ago
however, seemed to center around certain points. There is a genuine "well done" feeling toward former parent company Zuffa and the Fertitta brothers, who purchased the UFC for $2 million in 2001, along with an acknowledgment of the positive... Read more
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ESPN
Faber vs. Rivera added to UFC 203 on Sept. 10be looking to get back in the win column when he takes on Jimmie Rivera at UFC
Faber vs. Rivera added to UFC 203 on Sept. 10
ESPN / Posted 6 days ago
be looking to get back in the win column when he takes on Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in Cleveland. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Faber (33-9) is coming off an unsuccessful bid for the 135-pound title against Dominick Cruz at UFC... Read more
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Sherdog
Postal Connections: From the UFC Sale to the Donald Trump-Dana White Allianceon a new chapter in this sport we all love. To the Postal Connections mailbag w
Postal Connections: From the UFC Sale to the Donald Trump-Dana White Alliance
Sherdog / Posted 7 days ago
on a new chapter in this sport we all love. To the Postal Connections mailbag we go: Flash forward a year or two into the Zuffa era and there were strong rumors circulating, which were later confirmed, that the brothers were trying to unload the... Read more
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ESPN
Lineker KO's McDonald in first, calls out Cruzfirst-round knockout of Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls, Sou
Lineker KO's McDonald in first, calls out Cruz
ESPN / Posted 8 days ago
first-round knockout of Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Wednesday night. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images The Brazilian passionately called out current bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (22-1) in his... Read more
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ESPN
Five Rounds: Gall talks Lesnar, UFC 200 and moreultimately be a good or bad thing for the sport? Dana White will stay as presi
Five Rounds: Gall talks Lesnar, UFC 200 and more
ESPN / Posted 8 days ago
ultimately be a good or bad thing for the sport? Dana White will stay as president of the UFC after the sale. Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Gall: I don't know man. I don't know what implications this has. It still has (president) Dana... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
UFC star Brock Lesnar flagged for potential flunked drug testthe UFC 200 post-fight press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in La
UFC star Brock Lesnar flagged for potential flunked drug test
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
the UFC 200 post-fight press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) LAS VEGAS — Brock Lesnar’s UFC comeback could stall after one fight after the former... Read more
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Market Watch
UFC, after $4 billion sale, can finally grow upto stay in the frat house or graduate. On July 11, UFC owners Frank Fertitta I
UFC, after $4 billion sale, can finally grow up
Market Watch / Posted 8 days ago
to stay in the frat house or graduate. On July 11, UFC owners Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta announced that their Zuffa company was selling its majority stake in the mixed martial arts promotion to Ari Emanuel’s WME-IMG talent agency. This... Read more
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ITBusiness.ca
Is the UFC the Netflix of combat sports?Fifteen years ago, Zuffa acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for
Is the UFC the Netflix of combat sports?
ITBusiness.ca / Posted 9 days ago
Fifteen years ago, Zuffa acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for $2 million as it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now a global sports empire, the league recently sold itself to American talent agency WME-IMG for $4 billion. So how did... Read more
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Sherdog
The Savage Truth: Going, Going, Gone … UFC Officially Solddiverse set of platforms to get your content out to the masses. In the end, it
The Savage Truth: Going, Going, Gone … UFC Officially Sold
Sherdog / Posted 11 days ago
diverse set of platforms to get your content out to the masses. In the end, it was a very successful 15-year run for the Zuffa ownership group. They will leave behind a legacy that includes saving a sport that was destined for the dustbin of... Read more
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The Courier Mail
The ‘major liability’ in UFC’s $4bn buyoutthe promotion has changed hands in its short 23-year history. In fact, it is th
The ‘major liability’ in UFC’s $4bn buyout
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
the promotion has changed hands in its short 23-year history. In fact, it is the third time. Still, the previous owners, Zuffa, grew the MMA promotion to its current apex. So, fight fans may be uncertain as to how things will or will not change... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How $4bn buyout could change UFCthe promotion has changed hands in its short 23-year history. In fact, it is th
How $4bn buyout could change UFC
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
the promotion has changed hands in its short 23-year history. In fact, it is the third time. Still, the previous owners, Zuffa, grew the MMA promotion to its current apex. So, fight fans may be uncertain as to how things will or will not change... Read more
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Rappler
New UFC owner assures commitment to fightersreassures the fighters of their role in the new management, and touts efforts t
New UFC owner assures commitment to fighters
Rappler / Posted 12 days ago
reassures the fighters of their role in the new management, and touts efforts to expand the organization’s global reach. Zuffa LLC has sold the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion to William Morris Endeavor and International... Read more
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The Economic Times
WME-IMG acquires martial arts league UFC for $4 billionpay-per-view audience that now rivals that of boxing's most recent biggest figh
WME-IMG acquires martial arts league UFC for $4 billion
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
pay-per-view audience that now rivals that of boxing's most recent biggest fights. UFC's parent company is Las Vegas-based Zuffa LLC, which has been seeking an investment for months. UFC President Dana White and an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
WME/IMG's $4-billion deal for UFC shows the power of sportscasino-owning brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who acquired the league in 2
WME/IMG's $4-billion deal for UFC shows the power of sports
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
casino-owning brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who acquired the league in 2001 and ran it via Las Vegas-based parent Zuffa, the UFC has sought to smooth over its rougher edges. Under Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta, the UFC has increased regulation... Read more
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Bleacher Report
For White and Fertittas, UFC Sale Leaves Behind Complex LegacyChampionship was sold for $4 billion to talent agency WME-IMG in the single big
For White and Fertittas, UFC Sale Leaves Behind Complex Legacy
Bleacher Report / Posted 12 days ago
Championship was sold for $4 billion to talent agency WME-IMG in the single biggest transaction in sports history. Zuffa, led by siblings Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, purchased the failing fight promotion for just $2 million in 2001. Under... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
WWE Worth Up to $3.4 Billion Based on Big UFC Deal, Analyst Sayspre-taped to live on July 19. Prior to the WME-led deal, the Ultimate Fighting
WWE Worth Up to $3.4 Billion Based on Big UFC Deal, Analyst Says
Houston Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
pre-taped to live on July 19. Prior to the WME-led deal, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was part of private company Zuffa, LLC — so coming across accurate financials has proven to be a bit of a task. Wells Fargo used credit agency filing and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
WWE Worth Up to $3.4 Billion Based on Big UFC Deal, Analyst Sayspre-taped to live on July 19. Prior to the WME-led deal, the Ultimate Fighting
WWE Worth Up to $3.4 Billion Based on Big UFC Deal, Analyst Says
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
pre-taped to live on July 19. Prior to the WME-led deal, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was part of private company Zuffa, LLC — so coming across accurate financials has proven to be a bit of a task. Wells Fargo used credit agency filing and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Talent agency WME-IMG to buy mixed martial arts group UFCMedia Corp's purchase of the Atlanta Braves in 2007 for $2.4 billion, according
Talent agency WME-IMG to buy mixed martial arts group UFC
Business Standard India / Posted 12 days ago
Media Corp's purchase of the Atlanta Braves in 2007 for $2.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data. UFC's parent Zuffa LLC, which gets its name from the Italian word for "fight," is controlled by casino moguls Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.... Read more
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New York Post
Ronda Rousey’s downfall was the best thing for UFCrules and unpredictability. Holly Holm claimed the women’s bantamweight title
Ronda Rousey’s downfall was the best thing for UFC
New York Post / Posted 12 days ago
rules and unpredictability. Holly Holm claimed the women’s bantamweight title from Ronda Rousey in November 2015.Photo: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Do we have some craving to script things in MMA because we confuse it with professional... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Martial arts league UFC sells for $4 billionpay-per-view audience that now rivals that of boxing’s most recent biggest figh
Martial arts league UFC sells for $4 billion
The Toledo Blade / Posted 12 days ago
pay-per-view audience that now rivals that of boxing’s most recent biggest fights. UFC’s parent company is Las Vegas-based Zuffa LLC, which has been seeking an investment for months. UFC President Dana White and an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi... Read more
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The Star
Sportsperson and celebrity manager WME-IMG to buy UFCMedia Corp's purchase of the Atlanta Braves in 2007 for $2.4 billion, according
Sportsperson and celebrity manager WME-IMG to buy UFC
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
Media Corp's purchase of the Atlanta Braves in 2007 for $2.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data. UFC's parent Zuffa LLC, which gets its name from the Italian word for "fight," is controlled by casino moguls Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
A look at some key dates in UFC historyare two five-minute rounds, maincard fights are three five-minute rounds and ti
A look at some key dates in UFC history
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
are two five-minute rounds, maincard fights are three five-minute rounds and title fights are five five-minute rounds. Zuffa LLC, a company formed by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and Dana White, buy UFC for $2 million. UFC 50 is held in New... Read more
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CNBC
Billionaire brothers to get massive windfall from UFC salethat promotes mixed martial arts. The Las Vegas-based Fertitta brothers each h
Billionaire brothers to get massive windfall from UFC sale
CNBC / Posted 12 days ago
that promotes mixed martial arts. The Las Vegas-based Fertitta brothers each held a 40.5 percent stake in UFC's owner, Zuffa. Based on the reported $4 billion deal price, their combined stake would net more than $1.6 billion in cash. Of... Read more
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The Register Citizen
UFC’s Dana White confirms $4B sale, the largest in sports historyownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government’s Flash Entertainment is a 10 pe
UFC’s Dana White confirms $4B sale, the largest in sports history
The Register Citizen / Posted 12 days ago
ownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government’s Flash Entertainment is a 10 percent owner of UFC, whose parent company is Zuffa LLC. (Zuffa is Italian for “fight.”) In May, White had dismissed talk that a sale was imminent, telling the “Dan... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
UFC's Dana White confirms $4 billion sale, the largest in sports historyownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government's Flash Entertainment is a 10 pe
UFC's Dana White confirms $4 billion sale, the largest in sports history
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
ownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government's Flash Entertainment is a 10 percent owner of UFC, whose parent company is Zuffa LLC. (Zuffa is Italian for "fight.") In May, White had dismissed talk that a sale was imminent, telling the "Dan... Read more
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The Middletown Press
UFC’s Dana White confirms $4B sale, the largest in sports historyownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government’s Flash Entertainment is a 10 pe
UFC’s Dana White confirms $4B sale, the largest in sports history
The Middletown Press / Posted 12 days ago
ownership stake, too. The Abu Dhabi government’s Flash Entertainment is a 10 percent owner of UFC, whose parent company is Zuffa LLC. (Zuffa is Italian for “fight.”) In May, White had dismissed talk that a sale was imminent, telling the “Dan... Read more
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Sherdog
Update: WME-IMG Buys UFC for $4 Billion in Richest Sports Franchise Deal EverThe most lucrative franchise sale in sports history as now official, as Zuffa L
Update: WME-IMG Buys UFC for $4 Billion in Richest Sports Franchise Deal Ever
Sherdog / Posted 12 days ago
The most lucrative franchise sale in sports history as now official, as Zuffa LLC has sold the Ultimate Fighting Championship to William Morris Endeavor and International Management Group (WME-IMG) for a reported $4 billion. The ownership group... Read more
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Sporting Life
Reports: UFC sold for $4bnto its lack of popularity prior to the Fertitta brothers' investment 15 years a
Reports: UFC sold for $4bn
Sporting Life / Posted 12 days ago
to its lack of popularity prior to the Fertitta brothers' investment 15 years ago.When American sports promotion company Zuffa, founded by the Fertitta brothers, held its first UFC event in 2001 the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now,... Read more
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Reuters
Celebrity manager WME-IMG to buy mixed martial arts organizer UFCis one of the largest sports brands in the world and it produces more than 40 l
Celebrity manager WME-IMG to buy mixed martial arts organizer UFC
Reuters / Posted 12 days ago
is one of the largest sports brands in the world and it produces more than 40 live events annually. The company's parent, Zuffa LLC, is controlled by casino moguls Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who will have a passive minority stake in UFC after the... Read more
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Fortune
UFC has sold itself for $4 billionfounded in 1993 as a pro mixed martial arts organization but didn’t begin to se
UFC has sold itself for $4 billion
Fortune / Posted 12 days ago
founded in 1993 as a pro mixed martial arts organization but didn’t begin to see mass appeal until after it was acquired by Zuffa LLC in 2001 for just $2 million, in a deal steered by Frank Fertitta, Dana White, and Lorenzo Fertitta. The UFC now... Read more
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Canberra Times
UFC sells itself for $US4 billionaudience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda
UFC sells itself for $US4 billion
Canberra Times / Posted 13 days ago
audience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC For its new owners, the league represents a prime source of content, particularly in the digital arena. Beyond its... Read more
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Brisbane Times
UFC sells itself for $US4 billionaudience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda
UFC sells itself for $US4 billion
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
audience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC For its new owners, the league represents a prime source of content, particularly in the digital arena. Beyond its... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
UFC sells itself for $US4 billionS. Dell. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda
UFC sells itself for $US4 billion
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
S. Dell. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC The deal highlights the power and reach of the 23-year-old UFC, whose fights are now shown in more than 156... Read more
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WA Today
UFC sells itself for $US4 billionaudience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda
UFC sells itself for $US4 billion
WA Today / Posted 13 days ago
audience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC For its new owners, the league represents a prime source of content, particularly in the digital arena. Beyond its... Read more
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The Age
UFC sells itself for $SU4 billionaudience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda
UFC sells itself for $SU4 billion
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
audience. The growth of the sport has made big stars of fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC For its new owners, the league represents a prime source of content, particularly in the digital arena. Beyond its... Read more
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Daily Mail
UFC sold to private investors for £3.1bnfor £3.1bn, Dana White stays on as president The UFC will officially announce
UFC sold to private investors for £3.1bn
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
for £3.1bn, Dana White stays on as president The UFC will officially announce it has been sold on Monday morning Zuffa LLC will sell the promotion to a group led by talent giant WME-IMG White and the Fertitta brothers purchased the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
UFC sold for $4 billion—reporta huge return of investment for the Fertitta brothers, who bought the company i
UFC sold for $4 billion—report
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
a huge return of investment for the Fertitta brothers, who bought the company in 2000 for just $2 million and ran it under Zuffa LLC in 2001. ESPN also reported that aside from WME-IMG, other suitors also came knocking on UFC’s door with the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
UFC sold to private investors for $4 billionUFC president Dana White will be staying on in the same capacity. The sale rep
UFC sold to private investors for $4 billion
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 13 days ago
UFC president Dana White will be staying on in the same capacity. The sale represents quite a windfall for Zuffa LLC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who purchased the UFC for $2 million in 2000. Since then, the sport has grown... Read more
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ESPN
UFC to sell for around $4 billion to WME-IMGZuffa LLC will sell its UFC promotion company to a group led by talent giant WM
UFC to sell for around $4 billion to WME-IMG
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
Zuffa LLC will sell its UFC promotion company to a group led by talent giant WME-IMG for around $4 billion. Announcement of the sale could come as early as Monday, according to the New York Times. UFC president Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ultimate Fighting Championship sells itself for $4 billionwho banned the sport from the state. The early years under the brothers — who
Ultimate Fighting Championship sells itself for $4 billion
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
who banned the sport from the state. The early years under the brothers — who run the business through a company called Zuffa, the Italian word for “fight” — were still tough, with million-dollar losses weighing over the enterprise. But the... Read more
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CNBC
Bang! UFC sells itself to WME-IMG consortium for $4 billionpushing aggressively abroad, establishing beachheads in Europe, Asia and Austra
Bang! UFC sells itself to WME-IMG consortium for $4 billion
CNBC / Posted 13 days ago
pushing aggressively abroad, establishing beachheads in Europe, Asia and Australia. As part of that international campaign, Zuffa sold a minority stake in the promoter to an arm of the Abu Dhabi government six years ago. Not all has been rosy for... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
WME-IMG Teams With Private Equity Firms for $4B UFC Purchaseafter the sale, White earlier this year denied any sale plans for the privately
WME-IMG Teams With Private Equity Firms for $4B UFC Purchase
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
after the sale, White earlier this year denied any sale plans for the privately held firm, saying: "We are not for sale." Zuffa LLC acquired UFC in 2001 for $2 million. Zuffa was founded by casino executives Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. Flash... Read more
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Brisbane Times
UFC 200 Australian hopefuls go down fightingcombinations to orchestrate a come-from-behind decision victory over bitter riv
UFC 200 Australian hopefuls go down fighting
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
combinations to orchestrate a come-from-behind decision victory over bitter rival Claudia Gadelha. Photo: Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC That confidence, the same that has carried Matthews to a 4-1 record in the UFC, was shut down quickly by Lee, who... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The CHILLING photos of Conor McGregor that prove his disdain for Jose AldoMcGregor's icy stare from outside the Octagon clearly show that the antipathy b
The CHILLING photos of Conor McGregor that prove his disdain for Jose Aldo
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
McGregor's icy stare from outside the Octagon clearly show that the antipathy between the two has far from run its course. Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesAnother angle: Even between rounds, McGregor didn't avert his gaze GettySeven months ago: McGregor... Read more
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CBC.ca
Where did the time go? 4 reasons to watch UFC 200 on Saturdayoctagon representing Canada in his heavyweight bout against New Zealand's Mark
Where did the time go? 4 reasons to watch UFC 200 on Saturday
CBC.ca / Posted 15 days ago
octagon representing Canada in his heavyweight bout against New Zealand's Mark Hunt on Saturday at UFC 200. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) If Canadians fans are looking for someone to cheer for, the South Dakota-born Lesnar now lives... Read more
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