Archive: Lorenzo Fertitta

Oct 15, 2014 5:03 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘I have never seen Anderson Silva so motivated’

“I was very excited to see what Anderson’s response was going to be. We purposefully let Anderson go off after his injury. Because it was so significant an injury, we didn’t want to bother him too much. He needed time to recover and to heal. “We continued to communicate with him, and on his own,...

Oct 14, 2014 5:41 pm

White, Fertitta Fly To Montreal On Official UFC “Business” With GSP

UFC President Dana White, and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta hopped in the UFC’s private jet recently, for a breakfast meeting with former welterweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre in Montreal. While the purpose of the meeting is unclear, it has been confirmed through various outlets that the trio met inside a Montreal restaurant. Neither party is discussing...

Sep 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Alvarez: Dana And Lorenzo Know I Should Be Fighting Champions

Eddie Alvarez has yet to fight inside the UFC, however tomorrow night that will change when he steps into the Octagon against #5 ranked Donald Cerrone. Regardless of his lack of UFC experience, the former Bellator MMA champion feels that he he should be fighting the UFC champion, Anthony Pettis. He spoke to MMAFighting: “The...

Aug 12, 2014 7:05 pm

Dana White Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

UFC President Dana White accepted the ice bucket challenge for ALS from Scott O’Neil and has passed it on to Ronda Rousey, Shaquille Oneal, and Lorenzo Fertitta. Check it out: Thanks Scott O’Neil for nominating me for the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS. I’m nominating @shaq, @rondarousey and @lorenzofertitta. U have 24 hrs!!!

Jun 9, 2014 5:25 am

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta Looking Jacked At Team Alpha Male Gathering

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is huge! During a recent hangout session in Sacramento, the UFC boss took some time to pose with Team Alpha Male at a celebration for TJ Dillashaw’s new title reign. Here’s the full post: Caption reads, All star crew in Sac-town! @lorenzofertitta @JoeJitsu @chadmendes @TJDillashaw @LancePalmer @sneakytommy #gif

May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

Apr 6, 2014 8:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Fertitta’s Son Commits To University Of Notre Dame Football Scholarship

Yesterday, Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced through his official twitter account that he has committed to The University of Notre Dame and will accept their offered football scholarship. Exciting news. Congrats Nicco! Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

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 26, 2014 8:14 am

Dana White: ‘I Want Every Dime Of That [Bonus Money] To Go Out The Door.’

Dana White is quite the polarizing figure, in the world of mixed martial arts. You either like his style, or you hate his attitude. He can be brash. He can be rude. He can be vulgar, bluntly honest, and vitriolic with his statements, if you get him upset. But this is a man who spent the last decade,...

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...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Jon Jones and Bernard Hopkins Staredown

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins take time to pose for pictures at a fundraiser for research on brain trauma in combat sports on Capitol Hill today. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter There was a classic Hopkins-Jones staredown today on Capitol Hill. But it wasn’t Bernard Hopkin’s two-time...

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...