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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...

Jul 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Dana White fires back at “dirtbag” Bob Arum

In the wake of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum decided to take the opportunity to criticize the UFC and it’s fighters for a string of failed drug tests. Prior to the event, Jon Jones was pulled from the card for a potential USADA anti-doping violation, and after...

Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am

Scott Coker: Bellator valuation goes up with UFC sale

In the wake of UFC 200, it was announced that the Fertitta brothers had sold the UFC for $4 billion to WME-IMG. With the sale, it was announced that UFC President Dana White would be staying on board, and even taking on a bigger role within the promotion. While the general consensus is that the...


Jul 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Report: Dana White’s new pay structure incentivized for net profits

UFC President Dana White is looking to make a lot of money with his new pay structure that was recently reported by ESPN. White, who owned 9% of the UFC is estimated to be getting around $360 million dollars in the $4 billion purchase of the UFC by WME-IMG. On top of that, ESPN reports...

Jul 12, 2016 2:10 am

UFC President Dana White talks about how his job changes with the sale of the UFC

UFC President Dana White will no longer have his good friend and partner Lorenzo Fertitta by his side while working on anything UFC for much longer. With WME | IMG’s $4 billion purchase of the UFC from Zuffa, Fertitta will be stepping down as CEO and White will continue working as the UFC President and...

Jul 11, 2016 10:37 am

MMA community reacts to the sale of the UFC

A new chapter in the book of sports started on Monday when the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale and the MMA community reacted in different ways. Here is...

Jul 11, 2016 10:13 am

Zuffa emails fighters to address the sale of the UFC

On Monday, the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale, which UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon posted on twitter. The full statement from the UFC to the fighters read: Dear Athletes,...

Jul 11, 2016 9:52 am

Official statement released on the sale of the UFC to WME | IMG

On Monday, the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Full statement from the UFC: BEVERLY HILLS, CA (July 11, 2016) – WME | IMG today announced the acquisition of UFC, the world’s premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. A global leader...

Jul 11, 2016 1:10 am

Conor McGregor’s short statement on the sale of the UFC

Late Sunday, the big news of the sale of the UFC was released. UFC President Dana White acknowledged the sale to ESPN and said, “Sport is going to the next level.” UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor who recently commented on the sale of the UFC at the UFC 202 press conference reacted to the news...

Jul 11, 2016 12:46 am

UFC sold for $4 billion, Dana White says ‘Sport is going to the next level’

Late Sunday night, news of the sale of the UFC emerged once again and this time UFC President Dana White has acknowledged that the sale has taken place. KLAS reported that the new owners of the UFC include “WME (William Morris Endeavor), the internationally known talent agency, IMG (International Management Group) a global sports and...

Jul 9, 2016 9:29 am

Dana White: “Georges St-Pierre will not fight again”

The ongoing saga of former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s return continued this week. Ahead of UFC 200, there was much speculation as to whether or not St-Pierre would return to the Octagon for the historic event. While the UFC was reportedly trying to book St-Pierre to return to the Octagon, the former champ never returned....

Jul 7, 2016 2:09 am

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation

Late Wednesday, the UFC announced that UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event fight against champion Daniel Cormier for a “potential anti-doping policy violation.” With the UFC light heavyweight title fight just days away, everyone in the MMA community was shocked at the news. Here is how...

Jul 1, 2016 8:10 pm

Brock Lesnar was initially negotiating for fight at UFC 205

In the co-main event of UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his highly anticipated UFC return against Mark Hunt after nearly 5 years away from the Octagon. The UFC announced Lesnar’s return during the broadcast of UFC 199, just over a month before his scheduled fight on July 9th at UFC...

Jun 28, 2016 8:18 am

Conor McGregor may seek equity if the UFC is sold

For months now, there have been lingering rumors as to whether or not the the Fertitta brothers were looking to sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the UFC brass was extremely close to working out a deal, there have been conflicting reports since then as to whether or not the promotion will be...

Jun 22, 2016 9:02 am

Dana White gives big update on Ronda Rousey’s return

The MMA world has anxiously awaited the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey following her brutal KO loss at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Following the loss, a devastated Rousey headed to Hollywood to film several movies before she returned to the Octagon. While the...

Jun 22, 2016 2:34 am

Report: UFC sold to investment group led by William Morris Endeavor-IMG agency

A newly released report from FloCombat indicates that the sale of the UFC has gone through with the investment group led by the William Morris Endeavor-IMG agency purchasing the company with a winning bid close to $4 billion. Despite UFC Vice President of public relations, athlete marketing, and development, Dave Sholler’s statement denying the sale...

Jun 21, 2016 2:15 pm

Dana White: Joanne Calderwood will get bonus for UFC FN 89 win

This past weekend, Joanne Calderwood kicked off the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: 89’ by dominating Valerie Letourneau in the first ever UFC women’s flyweight fight. Calderwood dominated the bout from start to finish, landing numerous blows that dropped Letourneau, a former title challenger at strawweight. Calderwood ultimately ended up finishing the bout in...

Jun 21, 2016 1:51 am

Randy Couture says UFC has already been sold, criticizes Dana White

UFC Hall of Fame legend Randy Couture spoke with ESPN1100 on Friday in Las Vegas and was asked to comment on the reported sale of the UFC. The two-weight UFC world champion opened up on what he has been hearing and his sources have told him that the deal was already finalized last week. “I’ve...

Jun 16, 2016 8:10 am

UFC sale reportedly for entire ownership of company

The news of the potential sale of the UFC picked up once again earlier this week as it was announced that the sale was “definitely progressing” with no terms being given. Now, according to Dave Meltzer the bidding for the promotion is going to end above $4 billion and would see a complete transfer of...

Jun 15, 2016 8:31 am

Rumor: UFC sale is done

After a report Tuesday evening indicated that there has been progress in the Fertitta brothers and Dana White selling the UFC, BJPenn.com spoke to a source regarding the situation who informed us the word on the street is that the sale is complete. Initial reports about the UFC’s sale emerged quite some time ago, however...

Jun 14, 2016 10:56 pm

UPDATE: UFC sale reportedly “definitely progressing”

There has been much speculation as to whether or not Dana White and the Fertittas will sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the trio were extremely close to finalizing a sale, UFC President Dana White then refuted the reports, claiming that the UFC isn’t for sale. Details then emerged that the trio could...

Jun 9, 2016 8:24 am

Michael Bisping shuts down Luke Rockhold: Go earn a rematch

At UFC 199, Michael Bisping finally got his UFC title shot after nearly a decade in the promotion. Bisping capitalized on the opportunity, despite stepping in on just 2 weeks notice, and knocked out middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the very first round. With both men at one win each, Rockhold believes that an immediate...

May 25, 2016 9:45 pm

Mickey Gall gives update on status of fight with CM Punk

Back in 2014, it was revealed that the UFC had signed former WWE champion CM Punk, despite the pro wrestler having zero competitive MMA experience. After a lengthy search, UFC President Dana White discovered 1-0 amateur MMA fighter Mickey Gall during his “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight” web series. The pair were initially supposed...

May 24, 2016 8:24 am

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather reportedly set for September 17th

There has been quite a bit of back and forth regarding a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. While it was initially reported that the fight was close to being finalized, it was then revealed that the fight was entirely fictitious, and wouldn’t happen. While many thought the hype surrounding the fight...

May 23, 2016 10:33 am

Tito Ortiz gives his take on why the UFC is worth $4 billion

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has had a very interesting relationship with UFC President Dana White. Ortiz and White had many disputes over the years and once almost settled their differences regarding contract issues in a boxing match but that never ended up actually happening. While Ortiz has his...