438 Search Results for fertitta

Mar 11, 2014 3:16 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘Ronda Rousey Literally Makes Millions Of Dollars Per Fight’

  Fighter pay. It’s a funny thing, fighter pay. No one really has a true grasp on it outside of the disclosed salaries reported by certain governing bodies required to do so by law. But even that disclosed pay is often skewed as it doesn’t take into account, bonuses, pay-per-view points or sponsorship dollars. Fighter’s...

Mar 10, 2014 10:57 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘We took and used the WWE’s business model for the UFC’

“It wasn’t about their product, it was about their business model, they had become very astute at selling their product and getting people to buy pay-per-views (PPV) by using free television. When we started, we had no traditional free press. Nobody was covering us, no one took us seriously as a sport. Therefore we had...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Feb 20, 2014 4:51 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta Responds To Nate Quarry’s Rant

  Former UFC fighter Nate Quarry recently went on the internet and spilled his guts about his experience with the UFC. He talked about how much he got paid, UFC Christmas presents, and the sport as a business. Needless to say, one of the more shocking revelations from his comments was the amount he got...

Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta – Then & Now

In the latest edition of our ‘Then & Now’ series we bring you UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Lorenzo Fertitta is the man responsible for buying and bringing the UFC/MMA into the modernized sport we enjoy today. As the story goes, in 2001, Dana White approached his childhood friend (Lorenzo) with an investment opportunity to buy...

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...

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...

Sep 20, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | When Dana White trash talks, no one is safe

UFC President Dana White has always been one to speak his mind and doing it his way without a filter is just how he likes to do it. There is no doubt that White has helped push and grow the sport of mixed martial arts to the point it is at today, which included the...

Aug 8, 2017 11:33 am

Paulie Malignaggi: ‘My counter punching was sharper’ sparring Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is known for his counter punching ability. Just look at how he beat Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the undisputed UFC featherweight title. Although as good of a counter puncher McGregor is, recently retired former two division boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi says that just after two sparring sessions, his counter...

Jul 13, 2017 6:41 am

Conor McGregor sheds light on his sponsors for Floyd Mayweather fight

Last night, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather took over Toronto’s Budweiser stage with a rousing press event – the second stop on their headline-generating world tour. After the event, which McGregor is felt to have owned by a landslide, both fighters joined the media for a brief question and answer session. During his conversation with...

Jul 5, 2017 7:42 am

Dana White updates on his eventual retirement from the UFC

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG in the summer of 2016, there was widespread wonder as to the fate of company staples like Mike Golberg, Joe Rogan, and UFC President Dana White. Goldberg, as we now know, was let go by the promotion, and ultimately landed in Bellator. Rogan, meanwhile, seems to be staying...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

May 9, 2017 11:59 am

Fans take Conor McGregor’s baby to meme land and it’s hilarious

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor stated after winning the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez back in November of last year that he would be taking time off from fighting for the birth of his first child. McGregor said that fight camps wear on his girlfriend Dee Devlin and that he didn’t want her to...

Mar 21, 2017 9:14 am

Tito Ortiz claims he ‘manhandled’ Dana White during private plane altercation

Recently, UFC President Dana White made an appearance on ‘Conan’ to discuss all things relating to MMA. Of course a superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was discussed, however one of the segments which has received the most attention is White’s account of a time he and Tito Ortiz got into a full blown...

Mar 16, 2017 9:29 am

Dana White reveals time he & Tito Ortiz brawled on a private plane

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz certainly have their fair share of animosity dating back many years. At one point in time, the two men were set to step into a boxing ring to settle their beef, however despite months of training on both men’s side,...

Mar 7, 2017 10:06 am

GSP on long-discussed Anderson Silva super fight: “It is possible”

For many years, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva stood out as the two best fighters in MMA. Given that they were separated by just 15 pounds, there was always a widespread desire to see them fight. Unfortunately, this super fight never materialized. On a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, St-Pierre recounted the UFC’s previous attempts...

Feb 14, 2017 11:51 am

Donald Trump is a Fedor Emelianenko fan

Ahead of this Saturday’s highly anticipated Bellator 172 event, where MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage in 2017 after going 2-0 since returning to MMA in 2015, M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein, who used to manage Emelianenko, revealed in an interview that United States President Donald Trump has...