Lorenzo Fertitta News

Sep 8, 2017 7:05 am

The Fertitta Brothers Sell The Rest of Their UFC Shares at a $5 Billion Valuation

  The “Fertitta Era” is over. Billionaires Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta bought the UFC in 2001 and have been running it ever since. After a long and arduous road losing money and dealing with the legal complications of trying to monopolize the bloodsport industry, the Fertitta’s made the UFC extremely profitable and eventually sold most...

Nov 27, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta’s son delivers crushing hit for Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Notre Dame's Nicco Fertitta just flattened a human being…..😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/LMxt5rs4yZ — Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) November 26, 2016 At BJPenn.com, we don’t generally cover football – unless we’re talking about football players making the jump to mixed martial arts, or ex-NFL players taking on MMA legends. Today, however, we’re making an exception for a young...

Jun 23, 2016 10:38 am

Lorenzo Fertitta accepts new job outside of MMA

While the MMA community is still buzzing with rumors about the UFC’s potential sale, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is now in a 5-year contract with Red Rock, earning him $500,000 per year according to PR Newswire. Prior to the deal, Fertitta was already a Red Rock Vice President, and on the board of directors. This...

Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Source: “It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn’t involved”

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected...

Apr 15, 2016 10:55 pm

UFC eyes event at Yankee Stadium in 2017

Earlier this week news broke that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had officially signed the bill legalizing MMA in New York. The UFC promptly announced its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th, which was later revealed to be UFC 205. As if a show at the Madison Square...

Apr 14, 2016 12:58 pm

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta unveils UFC’s plans for first event in New York

Early Thursday morning New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York after nearly a 20 year ban. Shortly after Governor Cuomo signed the bill, the UFC announced that they would be holding their inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th. In the video above, UFC CEO...

Mar 25, 2016 10:29 pm

UFC hoping to bring MMA to the Olympics

While at one point in time MMA was regarded as ‘barbaric’ given the lack of rules, earlier this month New York became the final state to fully legalize MMA. With MMA now legal in all 50 states, the UFC is eyeing the most prestigious platform in all of sports, the Olympic Games. UFC CEO Lorenzo...