Zuffa Accepts 4.2 Billion Bid For UFC Sale
It appears FloCombat has confirmed with multiple sources Zuffa has accepted an offer of $4.2 billion dollars to sell 100% of the UFC to a group made up of WME-IMG, the Dalian Wanda Group, The Kraft Group and Tencent Holdings. I think the most exciting part of this story is the Kraft group is going to bring their winning ways to the mixed martial arts world. They have built a football dynasty in New England with the Patriots and the world is going to go nuts when TB12 is cage side with Mr. Kraft watching fighters throw spirals into each others faces (that is code for punches). I was hesitant when I first heard the rumors of a possible sale but now it seems Dana White will be staying on to handle the promotional end of the company as well as matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby keeping their positions on the board. Add Mr. Kraft to the equation and IT’S GOOD!!! That was a football joke right to your face. If you didn’t get it, I understand…not everybody is blessed with a team like the Patriots.
It is amazing to think about all the money Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana will make with this sale. Dana alone will take home (carry the zero, multiply it by 6 and raise it to the 2nd power) A CRAP LOAD OF MONEY!!! Good job fellas, good job!!! Now, if they can follow that same footprint with BDARadio.com maybe I will get thrown a bonus and be able to buy something nice.