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Lorenzo Fertitta accepts new job outside of MMA

bjpenndotcom - June 23, 2016

While the MMA community is still buzzing with rumors about the UFC’s potential sale, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is now in a 5-year contract with Red Rock, earning him $500,000 per year according to PR Newswire. Prior to the deal, Fertitta was already a Red Rock Vice President, and on the board of directors. This likely adds fuel to the fire of rumors regarding the Fertitta brothers selling the UFC to an overseas bidder in China. While the UFC brass has remained adamant that the company is not for sale, a report earlier this week emerged that the promotion had been sold for $4.2 billion.

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Source: "It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn't involved"

Chris Taylor - April 24, 2016

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected to headline UFC 200 this July in Las Vegas.

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UFC eyes event at Yankee Stadium in 2017

bjpenndotcom - April 15, 2016

Earlier this week news broke that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had officially signed the bill legalizing MMA in New York. The UFC promptly announced its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th, which was later revealed to be UFC 205.


VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta unveils UFC's plans for first event in New York

bjpenndotcom - April 14, 2016

Early Thursday morning New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York after nearly a 20 year ban.