Archive: Lawrence Epstein

Nov 1, 2014 2:29 pm

UFC Backs Sports Betting Expansion In The U.S.

Sports betting is illegal in most States, but both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are apparently in favor of expanded legal sports betting in America. UFC Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein told ESPN on Thursday that, with proper regulation, expanded legalized sports betting in the U.S. would benefit all sports....

Jul 15, 2013 12:11 pm

UFC Spends Second Most of Any Major Sporting Company in Lobbying Efforts in 2012

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you’re fighting for the right things it  never seems like spending too much is a concern of high regard. Take it from the UFC’s recent spending this past year on Capitol Hill. The world’s number one MMA promotion spent a hefty $620,000 dollars in lobbying efforts in 2012 while they tried...

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...