UFC Has Sold For $4 Billion

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Just one day after their biggest event in history, UFC 200, it appears as if the rumors are in fact true, and that the UFC has sold for $4 billion. The story of the sale was originally broke by Chris Maathuis of KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, saying that the UFC has indeed been sold to WME-IMG and MSD Capital.

UFC Has Sold For $4 Billion

A Deal Done

UFC President, Dana White, confirmed to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that the report was true, and that the deal for the purchase had been completed.

The Future of the UFC

Early reports also say that Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta will stay on as minority owners.  The Fertitta brothers originally bought the UFC from Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) in 2001 for just $2 million, with the intent of legitimatizing the organization from its no-holds-barred roots into the global phenomenon that it has become today.

The $4 billion sale of the UFC is also said to be the largest sale in the history of sports.

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