UFC Sells For $4 Billion To Group Led By WME | IMG

WME | IMG TO ACQUIRE UFC® Leading Mixed Martial Arts Organization Poised For International Growth Through Powerful WME | IMG Platform

According to the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/11/business/dealbook/ufc-sells-itself-for-4-billion.html), the UFC on Saturday sold for $4 Billion to a group led by WME | IMG.  Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta will reportedly stay on as minority investors.

News outlet Las Vegas 8 (http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/ufc-sold-for-4-billion) adds, “UFC president Dana White, who currently owns 9% of the organization, will continue in his role with UFC and will have a smaller ownership stake.”

***2016-07-11 Update: This morning the UFC released this official statement on the sell of the organization: http://www.mmaheat.com/mma/ufc/2016-07-11-wme-img-to-acquire-ufc-official-statement.htm

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