With WME | IMG’s $4 billion purchase of the UFC from Zuffa, Fertitta will be stepping down as CEO and White will continue working as the UFC President and says that he was just given a much bigger workload with Lorenzo out of the picture.
“Lorenzo and I used to divide and conquer. With him gone, I’m going to have to pick up a lot of the stuff he used to do.”
While White might have a lot more work to do, he believes that the new partners involved are going to take the sport of mixed martial arts to a new level.
“The biggest deal in the history of sports and the most valuable sports franchise on Earth. They’re handing it over to a company that we all believe will take this thing to the next level,” White said.
“As far as the sport, the brand and the athletes — it’s gonna be big. It’s gonna be big for everybody.”