426 Search Results for fertitta

Mar 7, 2015 11:38 am

Dana White: UFC Holding Date For Madison Square Garden Event In 2015

“You’ve heard me say this many times, and I’m going to say it again: I’m very confident it might happen this year. I’m actually really confident it might happen this year. (UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta), Lawrence Epstein, Marc Ratner and a bunch of our other guys went up there (to New York) and they had...

Mar 6, 2015 11:40 am

Watson Breaks His Silence, Clears Up Rumors On UFC Departure

  Things happened, and I have always always respected my name my work my work ethics my presence. I’ve always respected what I do and how I do it, because that’s what we do baby. And more than that I’ve always respected the athletes. … I’ll start by saying that Dana White, the Fertittas… always...

Feb 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Mitrione: ‘I’m losing a $30k sponsor’

“There’s no sugar-coating this, but the rankings are rather arbitrary. We don’t know much about this panel. How were they chosen? What credentials do they have to have to be on the panel? We have no clue about any of that. That’s very concerning to me, especially considering that our pay is soon going to...

Feb 14, 2015 4:05 am

UFC Holding Special Press Conference To Address Recent Drug Test Failings

After a tiring few months of failed drug test, UFC President Dana White and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will address the News Media on Wednesday to discuss the recent “PED Epidemic” in their company. Several fighters over the course of the sport’s history have failed drug tests. However, this year alone, the UFC’s two biggest...

Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am

UFC “Cautiously Optimistic” That MMA Will Hit New York In 2015

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes that 2015 may indeed be the year MMA gets legalized in the State of New York. “Speaker Heastie has long been a sponsor and strong supporter of the bill to have New York join the 49 other states that legalize and regulate MMA,” Lorenzo said in a statement to Channel...

Feb 4, 2015 1:10 pm

Point deductions for eye pokes?

“There’s a lot of people that have some really strong feelings about the shape of the gloves right now and that they’re contributing to eye pokes. I’ve had some recent conversations with Dana White and with Lorenzo Fertitta and they’re of the opinion, I think, that the fighters need to be penalized more because the...

Feb 3, 2015 10:01 am

Cris Cyborg Wishes Ronda Rousey A Happy Birthday

All she has to do is prove she can win at 135 pounds… Top Invicta fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino has a long-time rivalry with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. And as Cyborg’s talks with the UFC wind down, the debuting bantamweight fighter has the following message for Ronda, whose Birthday was just a couple of...

Feb 2, 2015 6:16 am

Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th

Donald Cerrone has quickly become every fan’s favorite fighter, or at least one of their favorite fighters, with his ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ attitude towards fights, even going as far as to take a fight with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on just 14 day’s notice. Leading up to UFC 183, Donald Cerrone offered to...

Jan 29, 2015 10:55 am

UFC Raises Pay-Per-View Prices

  The Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to raise their pay-per-view prices in 2015. Promotion officials released a statement today regarding the increase, stating that the increased cost of producing live events is to blame for the rate hike. The UFC has kept their rates the same since 2008, however going forward the new cost...

Jan 22, 2015 10:20 am

Cyborg Enters Negotiations With The UFC

Top female fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino has reportedly entered into contract negotiations with the UFC. The goal would be to make a successful run in the 135 pound division, starting with an Invicta bout that could earn the female fighter a title shot against Ronda Rousey. Lorenzo Fertitta spilled the beans to ESPN: “We certainly...

Jan 21, 2015 10:23 am

Forbes Slams UFC For Ali Comparison

In the lead up to last weekend’s UFC Fight Night Boston event UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta called Conor McGregor the Irish Muhammad Ali. Forbes Magazine doesn’t approve. From Forbes: .. That would be really popular. The actual Ali is arguably the biggest sports star ever despite being an African-American who flew in the face of...

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cung Le Retires, UFC Executives React

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. The combat fighting legend announced the news today via his official instagram account. “After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family, we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one...

Jan 19, 2015 2:33 pm

Cerrone On Upcoming Fight: ‘I Think Khabib Is Next’

Last night in the co-main event of “UFC Fight Night Boston”, Donald Cerrone narrowly edged out a decision win over Benson Henderson, that many actually scored in favor of Henderson. Following the win, he addressed talks of a potential matchup against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who he was slated to fight at one time before a knee...

Jan 19, 2015 11:45 am

McGregor On Aldo: “I Was Going To Kill That Little Brazilian”

Following his win over Dennis Siver at “UFC Fight Night Boston”, Conor McGregor jumped the cage to confront Jose Aldo in the crowd (See that HERE). McGregor spoke at the post-fight press conference to discuss his motives behind his confrontation with Aldo. “They thought I was going to see my girlfriend. They must’ve thought I...

Jan 15, 2015 4:43 pm

UFC CEO: ‘Ronda Our Most Impressive Athlete’

“I feel like that this is a seminal moment that’s not just in sports, but in culture altogether. This movement that’s being led by Ronda Rousey… it’s female empowerment… I mean who is to say, why can’t Ronda Rousey be the biggest, most popular athlete in combat sports? And that’s her whole attitude and that’s...

Jan 14, 2015 12:17 pm

McGregor Responds To Muhammad Ali Comparison

“For me, Muhammad Ali is a special individual. He is out on his own and I cannot lay claim to something like that. He changed the cultural landscape of the world. So, Muhammad Ali is a special human being. For people to say that, I am honored. But Ali is a special, special man. I...

Jan 13, 2015 12:31 pm

UFC CEO Calls McGregor “The Irish Muhammad Ali”

Is Conor McGregor the next Muhammad Ali? UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta knows the thought sounds “kind of stupid”, but that isn’t stopping him from the making the proclamation. In a new interview with USA Today’s MMAJunkie.com, the UFC boss explained: “I hate even saying this, but with his gift of gab and his athletic ability...

Jan 13, 2015 10:30 am

OBSESSED! Khabib Continues Call Out Of Anthony Pettis

Top Russian lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has some of the best credentials in the UFC today. An undefeated fighter and combat sambo world champion, Khabib has the skillset to best anyone, and do so mostly unscathed. At just 26-years-old he’s amassed an impressive 22-0 record, with six UFC wins, and he’s salivating every time the champ...

Jan 12, 2015 8:10 pm

UFC Promises To Show More Of Siver Throughout Fight Week

Leading up to Sunday’s UFC Fight Night Boston, one can’t ignore the lack of Dennis Siver promos released by the UFC. On the other hand, the UFC has released countless Conor McGregor promo videos (See that HERE, HERE, and HERE) to get fans hyped. Lorenzo Fertitta spoke about Siver’s presence in promo videos leading up...