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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....

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...