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Conor McGregor Sends Severe Warning To The UFC Amid Continued Floyd Mayweather Talks

Conor McGregor has made a characteristically provocative statement to both the UFC and his fellow athletes in his latest Instagram post, one that features his long-term mentor, Lorenzo Fertitta. Conor McGregor’s career has seen him display the type of ambition that few human beings – never mind sports stars – can match, and it’s a combination of that drive and …

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Watch: UFC Show Off New High Performance Institute With Forrest Griffin

The UFC have released a video documenting the development of their new state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. The High Performance facility will be the centrepiece of the UFC’s new campus which is situated off of Jones Boulevard in southwest Las Vegas. Construction of the 184,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in May, with the new campus to host …

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The 23 Celebrities That Now Own A Stake In The UFC

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: General view of MGM Grand Garden Arena during UFC 196 on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a new list of investors following WME-IMG’s purchase of the organisation in July, among them celebrities, sports stars and even Batman himself has a piece of the pie. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the investors on board are clients of talent agency WME-IMG, including talk show host Conan O’Brien, who decided to poke fun at his …

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Exclusive: New UFC Ownership Group Turned Down MMA In 2006

Last Monday the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s parent company, Zuffa, announced that they had sold the promotion to talent agency conglomerate WME-IMG for a staggering $4 billion. The sale marks one of the biggest deals in sports history but Cage Wars promoter Paddy Mooney claims that IMG, the International Management Group acquired by WME in 2013, could have bought into the sport a lot …

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How The UFC Made MMA A $4 Billion Sport In Just 15 Years

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: UFC President Dana White and Co-Owner/Chair/CEO, UFC Lorenzo Fertitta attend UFC press conference at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage)

The perfect storm. That’s what the UFC were under the stewardship of promoter Dana White and owners the Fertitta brothers, Frank and Lorenzo. The perfect storm. The UFC were the idealistic blend of cutting edge promos, highlight reel knockouts and fighter monopolisation. They flourished while their biggest rival, boxing, began to perish. The UFC made the big fights, they pumped them up through …

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Twitter: Conor McGregor Reacts To UFC Sale

Following his brutally successful UFC debut back in April of 2013, Conor McGregor famously called for company president Dana White to bestow upon him a performance bonus. “Hey Dana, 60 g’s baby!”, shouted McGregor during a post-fight interview. He was indeed awarded with a bonus later that night, something that meant the world to a young man who had collected …

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UFC Sale Reportedly Completed, Led By WME-IMG Investors

While the UFC was quick to shoot down any talk of the promotion’s sale as “false accusations”, a new report suggests the deal has already being finalized. Sources close to FloCombat confirmed on Wednesday that the premier MMA organization has been sold by Zuffa LLC to a group of investors led by the William Morris Endeavor-IMG agency. According to the …

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Reports Claiming That ZUFFA Have Accepted Offer For UFC Branded “False Speculation” By Promotion

In May, a report from ESPN journalist Darren Rovell claimed that the UFC’s parent company ZUFFA were in negotiations with a number of entities interested in buying the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. Rovell indicated that the company would likely sell for somewhere between $3.5 and $4 billion dollars. China’s largest commercial property company, the Dalian Wanda Group, were singled …

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Report: UFC Expected To Sell For Roughly $4 Billion In The Very Near Future

The Ultimate Fighting Championship could have new owners very soon, following reports that official bidding for the premier MMA organisation is currently underway. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer revealed in his most recent newsletter (via Forbes) that bidding for the UFC is expected to end on June 16 and a $4 billion bid would guarantee 100% ownership of the company. According to …

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The UFC Release A Statement Confirming That Ariel Helwani’s ‘Lifetime Ban’ Has Been Lifted

It appears as though the main event of UFC 199, a middleweight title fight between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping, will be the only bout that Ariel Helwani misses on account of his highly-publicized ‘lifetime ban’. The MMAFighting reporter was escorted from the UFC’s event at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday night, along with two of his colleagues, and …

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Could Conor McGregor And Nate Diaz Change Fighter Pay Forever?

As the most drawn out saga in MMA news continues, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are still no closer to a rematch following a meeting between Diaz and the UFC brass. Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta flew out to California to meet with the Stockton native in his hometown, but the UFC president was not happy with the outcome. Talks reportedly …

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Video: McGregor Speaks For The First Time Since Meeting With Dana White & Lorenzo Fertitta

Conor McGregor has spoken in a one-on-one interview for the first time since his meeting with the UFC’s top brass Dana White amd Lorenzo Fertitta on Wednesday night.  After all that has gone on over the last number of weeks, including McGregor’s ‘retirement’ saga and now speculation over a potential super fight between the Irishman and boxing royalty Floyd Mayweather, …

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Reports Suggest UFC Owners In Talks Regarding Sale Of The Company

A report published by ESPN’s Darren Rovell claims that the Fertitta brothers are in negotiations with four separate entities that have made bids for their global MMA juggernaut – the UFC. As per the report, the organisations that have made offers to buy the promotion are WME/IMG, China Media Capital, The Blackstone Group and Dalian Wanda Group. At present the Dalian …

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Revealed: UFC Top Brass Shock At Conor McGregor Situation

Referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy revealed UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta’s reaction at UFC 197 last weekend to the Conor McGregor debacle. That debacle, of course, concerns Fertitta’s most prized star in ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, who’s refusal to attend a press conference and shoot a commercial saw him pulled from the main event of UFC 200. McGregor’s conduct during the public dispute wouldn’t have gone well …

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John Kavanagh Reveals Exactly Why Conor McGregor Opted Out Of UFC 200

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John Kavanagh has spoken out on the saga that is developing between Conor McGregor and the UFC. The Notorious ‘retired’ last week, before tweeting this morning that he will be fighting at UFC 200. However, Dana White has remained adamant that McGregor will not feature on July’s bumper card. Ariel Helwani interviewed Kavanagh on The MMA Hour, and the Irish …

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