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MMA Bill Passes In New York Once Again In Senate, Awaits House Vote

MMA once again is one step away from being legalized in New York. In a vote today in New York state, the Senate passed a bill to regulate MMA by an overwhelming 44-16 vote. Several senators argued to end the ban and regulate the sport in the only state that still doesn’t have the sport regulated. “Every other state is doing it, it’s high time New York acts”, stated Senate...
Via Between The Ropes
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC hits brazen torrent uploader with mega lawsuit

The UFC is not taking pirate streams laying down. UFC parent company Zuffa hopes to make a statement with a $32 million lawsuit against one defendant. While $32 million seems extreme, you may want to hear a little about the defendant before you rip Zuffa.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC boss Lorenzo Fertitta slams Las Vegas Culinary Union after bill to legalize MMA in New York fails to reach Assembly floor

Earlier this year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was planning a 20th anniversary supershow for Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York City. Instead, the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion will have to settle for its home base of Las Vegas, Nevada. That means East Coast fight fans will have to head south for this UFC title fight in November. After all,...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Roger Gracie Signs with UFC

UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta wasn’t the only one breaking news on Twitter yesterday. According to GracieMag, former Strikeforce standout Roger Gracie (Pictured) has inked a contract to join the UFC’s light heavyweight division. The former Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist blasted out of the mixed martial arts gates by collecting wins...
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC Owner Lorenzo Fertitta Still A Fan of Nick Diaz

After testing positive for a banned substance after his UFC 143 main event appearance, one would think that Nick Diaz may be fired.  However, one of the owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Lorenzo Fertitta posted via his twitter that Diaz would not be cut.  Fertitta is a fan of Diaz and his fighting style.  Rather than [...]
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN And The UFC Go Head To Head Over Fighter Pay

An ESPN Outside the Lines story released Sunday attacked the UFC over perceived low fighter pay. The linked piece features an interview with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta talking about the pay of the fighters. Well, the UFC struck back by releasing part of the interview unreleased by ESPN, in which Fertitta discusses ESPN paying fighters as low as $200 per fight for participating in ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC Releases Lorenzo Fertitta’s Uncut Interview with ‘Outside the Lines’

As the UFC expected, the “Outside the Lines” piece that aired on Sunday didn’t go out of its way to present the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the best light. Anticipating the network would look to spotlight the company’s disproportionate pay structure, they filmed UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s (Pictured) entire interview on their own to ensure their side of the story...
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Fertitta on Fighter Pay: Behinds Scenes ESPN Interview

The UFC filmed the entire video process with ESPN when a recent story on the UFC was produced. The story by ESPN mentions the UFC possibly being a monopoly and poor fighter payouts. The UFC filmed the entire process, because they feared ESPN would not show the entire story or valid points by the UFC. [...]
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Fertitta Talks Fighter Salary on ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ (Video)

For those still buzzing over Saturday night’s UFC 142 event and forgot UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta (Pictured) was discussing fighter salaries on “Outside the Lines” this morning on ESPN2, no worries because we’ve located the footage for your viewing pleasure. According to Fertitta, the world’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion has paid more than $250 million...
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Fertitta Talks Potential For Growth Through Fox Deal

Lorenzo Fertitta Talks Potential For Growth Through Fox Deal
Via Fight Line
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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