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UFC Boss Pays $1.1 Million For Muhammad Ali Gloves | Bob Arum Proclaims He Loves The UFC


UFC Head Honcho Lorenzo Fertitta did a good deed recently and got a bit of redemption in the process.

In a charity auction geared towards raising money for brain research through the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Fertitta bid $1.1 million for a pair of Ali’s gloves and won.

The gloves he purchased where the same gloves Ali wore in his 1965 heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada in his victory over Floyd Patterson.

Fertitta also got to hear long time UFC detractor and boxing promoter Bob Arum say that “He loves the UFC.”

According to reports, the bidding stalled out at around $750k and Fertitta put in a special condition that he would bid higher if Arum would concede to the fact that he loved the UFC.

For those who are unaware, Bob Arum has gone on record countless times bashing the UFC and promoting his own sport in the process. Most notably he has called MMA fighters “Homosexuals” who like to roll on the ground together.

Good Job Lorenzo!

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One Comment to UFC Boss Pays $1.1 Million For Muhammad Ali Gloves | Bob Arum Proclaims He Loves The UFC

  1. Jader says:

    What a boss haha.

  2. LIKE A says:

    BOWSS!!!

  3. Mark Goodwin says:

    Lorenzo doesn’t fuck around…

  4. kazja says:

    Because he has so much money by not paying fighters.

    • just some guy says:

      i use to think they ripped their fighters off but turns out his fighters get paid a lot of money, overeem got $2 per pay per view (750k-810k people purchased that fight via pay per view) againest lesnar aswell as his 385k you do the math. it might not be alot compared to boxing or other sports but considering he through fuck all strikes and the fight didnt last long thats not a bad pay check in my opinion. however i do think some fighters get their ass ripped a new one with their pay check but it can be considered incentive to get better and do better.

      just my opinion, peace

    • lol says:

      ” raising money for brain research ”

      fuck ya’ll hatin.. its for charity that could benefit all fighters..

      they do pay fighters.. ufc would be dead if not for lorenzo.. rich franklin would be teaching math in high school if not for ufc.. rampage would probably be in jail for tiger rape and playing bumper cars with prego ladies if ufc didnt make mma main stream

    • Rick says:

      The UFC pays lesser known fighters to get better and become more popular. You improve, you win. You win, you become more popular. You become more popular, more people pay to see you fight. More people pay to see you fight, you get paid more. It’s a good system that weeds out the weak and rewards the able if you ask me. Also just my opinion.

  5. Donnybrook says:

    You know you have to much money when…^

  6. Dante Niro says:

    ali’s gloves should be worth ten effin millions dollaz damnit! :D

  7. Gay Cluida says:

    LOL @ Arum. I guess he’s used to doing anything for money. At least it was for a good cause.

    You got a little typo there. I think it’s supposed to be:

    “The gloves he purchased WERE the same gloves Ali wore…”

  8. DAMN! says:

    Arum got owned.

  9. Way to go Lorenzo , it is about time someone got Bob Arum to finally say it the way it is . The UFC is the fastest growing sport the world has ever seen . The only reason ” BOB ARUM ” C.E.O. of Top Rank Boxing was putting down MMA previously is simple . He , like all of us in the MMA business new what was about to happen , which was exactly what happened . Boxing , as well as , the wwe were starting to feel the UFC’s presence . Not only did the UFC and MMA in general surpass them in value , but it also spirited away a lot of those once loyal fans .( REASON )- people started to educate themselves about the true measure of a man .Some very intuitive men realized that the only way to accomplish this was to combine certain Martial Arts into what you see today -” MMA ” . Real Athletes locked in hand to hand combat thus proving which man was truly the Fighting Champion of the world ‘

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