Archive: Lorenzo Fertitta

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Dec 6, 2013 8:00 am

Fertitta: New York Won’t Make Or Break The UFC

Fifteen years ago, the UFC was in dire straits. Only a handful of states would allow them to set up shop within their borders, and when they did get to put on an event, live crowds of two to three thousand people would be considered a success. One of the UFC shows was actually held in...

Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: Major Cities Around the World ‘Beg Us’ to do Events

In an ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC has been present in the state this past week.  At a press-conference, Zuffa CEO and UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta (above) discussed the economic benefit of allowing MMA and UFC events in New York.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

UFC Meeting With Ben Askren Monday, Dana White Still Uninterested

Ben Askren, the undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion just can’t seem to pique UFC president Dana White’s interest. Luckily for Askren, UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has agreed to sit down with the dominant wrestler, but it still seems unlikely that Askren and the UFC will be able to work out a deal. “We’re...

Nov 22, 2013 8:49 am

Lorenzo Fertitta says he believes its “tough to be GSP somedays”

Lorenzo Fertitta met up with Ariel Helwani after a press conference in New York and discussed the rumors flying around concerning the UFC Welterweight champion and helped shed some light on the situation after GSP’s controversial split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks. After GSP’s title defense, the Champion had some interesting things to say about a...

Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: 54 UFC Events on Tap for 2014

Yesterday during a UFC presser in New York, UFC CEO and chairman Lorenzo Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics. Amidst these topics was the UFC’s 2014 event schedule, which had an abundance of 54 total events in store for the promotion’s 21st year of action. Fertitta explains the company’s intent to expand the product that is the UFC’s...

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 24, 2013 10:25 am

UFC Planning Six 2014 Events In Europe That Can’t Be Seen In The U.S.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is putting the U.S. Market on the outs next year as part of their European expansion with at least six events made for a Euro-only audience. The first of which is in the planning stages and according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta it will be a major event at London’s O2...

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...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jun 25, 2013 10:17 am

Mayhem Miller Blames Dana White for New York’s ban of MMA

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC fighter, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, took to Twitter Monday in a series of attacks aimed directly at Dana White, blaming the UFC president for the state of New York’s continued ban on mixed martial arts. After White posted this link to his Twitter, asking his followers, ‘Want to know the...

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 21, 2013 10:38 am

UFC opens website to expose culinary union

For years now, the Nevada-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has failed in its attempts to unionize the Station group of hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Station Casinos is owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who are also majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Although the UFC has nothing to do with culinary workers,...

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...

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...