Fact or fiction, has the UFC been sold for 4.2 billion dollars? That’s what the rumor is and if it’s true then Thrill Blender has to applaud Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, as well as minority owner Dana White, because that’s how you flip a bag. They purchased the UFC back in 2001 for $2 million and grew it to the beast we know today. So far there have been denials from the brass at the UFC but they could be keeping things hush hush for now. This was the report released by Flocombat that started the rumor:
The UFC will soon be in the hands of a new ownership group.
Multiple sources confirmed with FloCombat on Monday afternoon that a bid of $4.2 billion from a group consisting of WME-IMG, the Dalian Wanda Group, The Kraft Group and Tencent Holdings was accepted by Zuffa brass. While this does not mean the entire company is officially sold, it is a strong likelihood that the sale will be completed shortly.
A sealed bidding process handled by the investment bank Goldman Sachs accepted private bids from a number of companies.
What do you guys think and are your gearing up for UFC 200?