Just a day after their milestone UFC 200 event, Zuffa has confirmed that they have sold the company for $4 billion. The news of the sale comes after numerous reports from several weeks back, along with denials from promotion officials.
UFC sends memo to fighters about company's sale
Read the UFC's memo to its fighters, announcing that they have sold the company.
The UFC has sent out a memo to their fighters to announce the change, and a handful of them have since reacted on social media, including one of its biggest stars in Conor McGregor. Check out their tweets below:
I am honoured to have fought under the Fertitta regime! To have been mentored by these great people on this great business is a true honour!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 11, 2016
Perfect time to change the revenue split to ➡️ 46% / 54% split to be equal to the other major sports. #WeAllNeedToEat— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) July 11, 2016
Deadly can't wait to see what % I'll get out of that 4 billion no more work for me going in to tell the boss to fuck himself— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) July 11, 2016
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4 bil... I was probably worth more and so was everyone else right?— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) July 11, 2016
That makes it official. https://t.co/whBUODcXaP pic.twitter.com/C0liWVOpqD— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) July 11, 2016
There are so many fighters, I don’t mind the mass email. I’ve had nothing but the best experience with the @UFC but excited for the future.— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) July 11, 2016
Congrats on the great investment years ago @danawhite @lorenzofertitta Looking forward to seeing the @ufc grow even more!— Joe Ellenberger (@JoeEllenberger) July 11, 2016
I first started with the @UFC back in 2010 and today it sold. It's crazy how time flys. pic.twitter.com/3YWKcrUCTR— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) July 11, 2016
Looking forward to the new future of my company @UFC #ufc201— Justin (@ScogginsFlow) July 11, 2016
UFC worth as much as Star Wars. Pretty damn crazy.— Josh Samman (@JoshSamman) July 11, 2016
I'd rather have Star Wars.— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) July 11, 2016