Yesterday afternoon, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was reportedly sold for $4.2B to a group that includes William Morris Endeavor-IMG and The Kraft Group.
The promotion company was originally bought in 2001 by its current majority owners, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White, for $2m. That’s a 2100x return…
In a recent Bloomberg video, Lorenzo broke down how three childhood friends built a $4B empire and turned a floundering sport into one of the most popular in the world. Here’s the quick backstory.
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