The UFC raised eyebrows around the world yesterday as they announced the sale of the company for a massive $4billion.
The fighting promotion, bought by the Fertitta brothers for just $2million back in 2001 was bought out by a conglomerate of William Morris Endeavour, IMG and MSD Capital.
The UFC reportedly sent out an email to all their employees, including the fighters, informing them of the deal. A handful of those stars have spoken out about the sale, including the talismanic Conor McGregor.
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McGregor started it off, thanking the Fertitta's for their ownership and leadership throughout his time in the company.
Obviously, McGregor is buzzing with the sale. He has previously stated that he is looking for a small stake in the UFC to become a co-owner, taking advantage of this awkward period as the transition happens to try and cash in.
Others joined in, congratulating the UFC on the sale while others spoke about a future cut of the profits from PPV's.
And then there was Josh Samman and Nathan Quarry, who made mention of the fact that the UFC was sold for as much as the Star Wars franchise as.
It will be interesting to see if the sale brings much change. Lorenzo Fertitta has already said he's stepping down as CEO, while Dana White will remain as President. Both will keep minority shares. The future of Joe Rogan, however, is still uncertain.
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