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Jan 23, 2014 6:25 am

Lorenzo Fertiitta’s Son Nicco Fertitta Offered Full Ride To Notre Dame For Football

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta’s middle child Nicco Fertitta has been offered a scholarship to play football at one of the most respected schools in the nation when it comes to the gridiron. The “undersized” Nicco, at only 5’9″ 200lbs, has gotten flak for being his size and playing safety. However, he took to Twitter recently...

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...

Dec 6, 2013 8:00 am

Fertitta: New York Won’t Make Or Break The UFC

Fifteen years ago, the UFC was in dire straits. Only a handful of states would allow them to set up shop within their borders, and when they did get to put on an event, live crowds of two to three thousand people would be considered a success. One of the UFC shows was actually held in...


Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: Major Cities Around the World ‘Beg Us’ to do Events

In an ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC has been present in the state this past week.  At a press-conference, Zuffa CEO and UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta (above) discussed the economic benefit of allowing MMA and UFC events in New York.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 22, 2013 8:49 am

Lorenzo Fertitta says he believes its “tough to be GSP somedays”

Lorenzo Fertitta met up with Ariel Helwani after a press conference in New York and discussed the rumors flying around concerning the UFC Welterweight champion and helped shed some light on the situation after GSP’s controversial split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks. After GSP’s title defense, the Champion had some interesting things to say about a...

Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: 54 UFC Events on Tap for 2014

Yesterday during a UFC presser in New York, UFC CEO and chairman Lorenzo Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics. Amidst these topics was the UFC’s 2014 event schedule, which had an abundance of 54 total events in store for the promotion’s 21st year of action. Fertitta explains the company’s intent to expand the product that is the UFC’s...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...

Oct 10, 2013 12:01 pm

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta Details Future Plans For The UFC

“If the UFC was able to go from what it was back in ’93 to what it is today in only 20 years, if we were able to accomplish what we have in the last 12 years, the next 20 years is going to be the most interesting part. The history’s great and we’ll always...

Jun 29, 2013 12:30 pm

Couture believes the Fertittas use Dana White

Randy Couture could likely be classified as a disgruntled ex-UFC employee. What that means is that anything he says about the company and it’s representatives might be a little bit biased towards his own agenda. Such as these comments about the UFC boss, Dana White, from his interview with Sports Illustrated: “Of course it was...

Jun 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta Issues Statement on Failure to Legalize MMA in New York

Another year down for the progress of legalizing the sport of MMA to all 50 states as New York has failed, once again, to pass a bill, making the sport of MMA legal in their state. The Daily News reported Tuesday night that the Senate hadn’t been able to garner enough votes to pass the...

May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC Has Made 70 Millionaires

“We’ve created, literally, nearly 70 millionaires since we took this thing over, and some of them multimillionaires.” That is what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta claims the promotion has accomplished in the combat sports world since UFC parent company Zuffa LLC acquired the show over a decade ago at the turn of the millennia. Both Lorenza Fertitta...

Jul 18, 2012 10:04 am

Fertitta Breaks Down The Most Important UFC Battles In History | UFC NEWS

The UFC has its fair share of memorable moments unforgettable icons. But where do these historic fights stack up in the eyes of UFC owner, Lorenzo Fertitta? Dave Deibert of Postmedia News shared his top ten list with Fertitta at UFC 148 to get his opinion on these 10 historic fights that helped define the...

May 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta | "This last FOX show, I'd say it was a moderate performance."

By Jamie McAllister Lorenzo Fertitta comments to Yahoo sports. Fertitta comments on the recent fall in viewers on the UFC on FOX 3 show. “Would we like to see the numbers be trending differently? Yes, of course. But we’re not concerned and we don’t think it’s an overall reflection of our business. There are reasons...

Mar 15, 2012 10:01 am

Fertitta Supports Women’s MMA | Our Matchmakers Will Build It

“I’ve never been against it. You know, me and Dana, although we always go on a common front, we don’t always agree on everything. The reality is, I’m a fan. I was captivated by the [Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate] fight. [I was] blown away by their athleticism and the way they promoted the fight,...

Dec 19, 2011 9:37 am

UFC NEWS – Lorenzo Fertitta: “11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out”

“…our biggest issue lately has been 11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out and required replacement fighters. It’s like there’s been a hex over us. So it’s been a challenge to run the business how we’ve planned to. Forcing to shuffle in guys, re-scramble … it takes the steam out of your...

Nov 14, 2011 10:49 am

UFC NEWS – Fertitta States UFC Most Valuable Sports Franchise In The World

“I feel pretty comfortable saying we’re the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, more than Manchester United, more than the New York Yankees, more than the Dallas Cowboys.” 40.5% owner of the UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta tells the NY Times that he believes that the UFC is the most valuable sports franchise in the world....

Aug 23, 2016 12:01 pm

Ronda Rousey won’t return at historic UFC 205 card in New York

It’s now been 9 months since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stepped into the Octagon. After being brutally knocked out by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193, Rousey’s began her indefinite hiatus from the Octagon. While the initial plan was for Rousey to film several movies in Hollywood before returning...

Aug 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Another MMA promotion within reach of $1 billion valuation

With the recent news of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, it set the bar for the business of mixed martial arts promotional companies. Another MMA promotion company has a big price tag on it. Not quite as big as the UFC’s, but ONE Championship is reportedly “already within reach of a $1 billion...

Aug 3, 2016 9:07 am

Ray Sefo backs up Mark Hunt in regards to PED frustrations

UFC heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt has continued to make headlines following his UFC 200 scrap with Brock Lesnar last month, where he lost a unanimous decision. Following the fight, it was revealed that Lesnar had failed both an out-of-competition pre-fight drug test, as well as a fight night drug test. That didn’t sit too well...