342 Search Results for fertitta

Sep 29, 2015 10:24 am

REPLAY! White And Fertitta Show Up In Court To Support Jones

View post on imgur.com The support that the UFC’s shown for their former light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has been pretty outstanding. They’ve been quick to release statements about his status and even though they did end up stripping him and suspending him, they’ve essentially been by his side throughout the whole ordeal. Tuesday, at...

Aug 10, 2015 9:28 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Ronda Rousey’s Bringing Teenage Girls To UFC

Ronda Rousey could be one of the few stars of the octagon to crossover into mainstream media, and UFC Chairman & CEO Lorenzo Fertitta couldn’t be happier about it! Rousey’s stock has increased tenfold since her dominant victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on August 1st. UFC is no stranger to having their athletes...

Aug 10, 2015 7:30 am

All Access! — Hanging Backstage With Cuban, Fertitta, And Penn

Self-made billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban has long been a supporter of Mixed Martial Arts. Formerly CEO of popular T.V. channel HDNet, Cuban invested heavily into broadcasting regional scene action to a national audience. Seen in the video (above), shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage, we see Cuban hanging out with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and...

Jul 1, 2015 9:08 am

Fertitta On Picking Mendes Over Edgar: ‘It Was A Coin Toss’

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says it wasn’t easy to choose between Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar, for who would fight Conor McGregor at UFC 189, but ultimately they had to make a choice. Fertitta talked to MMAFighting about the situation and said ranking had a lot to do with it. “At the end of the...

Jun 30, 2015 4:04 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta Confident McGregor vs. Aldo Will Happen

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that he’s optimistic that the fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will in fact go down at UFC 189. Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard Perez

Jun 26, 2015 4:44 pm

UFC’s Lorenzo Fertitta Releases Statement On Failed MMA Bill

Well, another year and MMA is still illegal in New York. There was a lot of steam and positive feelings built up and ultimately it was the same old same old. The MMA bill did not get passed. Obviously everyone pulling for it is disappointed, including UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. We heard from...

May 3, 2015 1:52 pm

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta Disses May/Pac Fight: ‘Ordered A Steak And Got A Salad’

Even UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta had something to say about the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. Fertitta took to Twitter to send out his subtle jab. Ordered a steak and got a salad. #MayPac — Lorenzo Fertitta (@lorenzofertitta) May 3, 2015 Agree with him? By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630 REAL TALK! Luke Rockhold & Daniel...

Mar 25, 2015 2:45 pm

Lesnar: ‘Fertitta offered up double, but UFC return like a bad dream’

“Lorenzo said to me, ‘Can we sharpen our pencil? Can we double it’. I said, ‘It’s not about that. I’m calling you to tell you where my heart is, and it’s not about the money.’ I’ve been a barbarian my whole life. I’m just a smarter barbarian now. Evolution, you know? I tried to picture...

Mar 1, 2015 8:46 am

Cyborg Signed To Zuffa? White Says Ask Fertitta

This past Friday, Invicta FC 11 went down from Los Angeles, the same town as UFC 184 went down on Saturday night. At Invicta FC 11, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg defended her featherweight strap in just 46 seconds. At UFC 184 on Saturday, Ronda Rousey defended her UFC women’s bantamweight strap in just...

Jan 12, 2015 10:42 am

Lorenzo Fertitta Explains Why The UFC Booked Fight Night Boston On A Sunday

UFC fans may have scratched their heads when they saw UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Siver was booked for a Sunday, and understandably so as the UFC has never held an event on a Sunday. To make matters even stranger, the UFC booked the event in Boston, just a short drive from Gillette stadium, where...

Oct 15, 2014 5:03 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘I have never seen Anderson Silva so motivated’

“I was very excited to see what Anderson’s response was going to be. We purposefully let Anderson go off after his injury. Because it was so significant an injury, we didn’t want to bother him too much. He needed time to recover and to heal. “We continued to communicate with him, and on his own,...

Oct 14, 2014 5:41 pm

White, Fertitta Fly To Montreal On Official UFC “Business” With GSP

UFC President Dana White, and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta hopped in the UFC’s private jet recently, for a breakfast meeting with former welterweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre in Montreal. While the purpose of the meeting is unclear, it has been confirmed through various outlets that the trio met inside a Montreal restaurant. Neither party is discussing...

Sep 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Fertitta: ‘Double DUI’s Won’t Keep Diaz From Silva Fight’

“We don’t really get involved on that level other than staying in touch to understand what’s happening. We’re going to find out more when he has his court date. I don’t necessarily think, and this is me personally, the charges would prevent the fight from happening. I’ve never seen a situation where a commission didn’t...

Jul 9, 2014 9:45 am

Fertitta Explains UFC 176 Cancellation

After the announcement of the postponement of UFC 176, chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta joins FOX Sports Live to explain why and when to look for it to be rescheduled for.

Jun 9, 2014 5:25 am

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta Looking Jacked At Team Alpha Male Gathering

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is huge! During a recent hangout session in Sacramento, the UFC boss took some time to pose with Team Alpha Male at a celebration for TJ Dillashaw’s new title reign. Here’s the full post: Caption reads, All star crew in Sac-town! @lorenzofertitta @JoeJitsu @chadmendes @TJDillashaw @LancePalmer @sneakytommy #gif

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

Apr 9, 2014 11:28 am

Random Drug Testing In The UFC Is Here – Fertitta Discusses

By Evan Stoumbelis One of the most popular topics among fight fans and fighters alike, random drug testing for fighters. Former welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has made his viewpoint very clear, he wants random drug testing for fighters. On the heels of Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira’s random drug test, Sports Illustrated writer Jeff...

Apr 6, 2014 8:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Fertitta’s Son Commits To University Of Notre Dame Football Scholarship

Yesterday, Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced through his official twitter account that he has committed to The University of Notre Dame and will accept their offered football scholarship. Exciting news. Congrats Nicco! Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...