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Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel Defends Current UFC Fighter Pay Structure

In light of the financial success Endeavor Group Holdings has produced, CEO Ari Emanuel has come to the UFC's defense. The media and entertainment conglomerate attributes much of its recent progress to the acquisition of the UFC roughly five years ago. The UFC was sold to Endeavor for a hefty...

UFC Parent Company Endeavor Goes Public At $24 Per Share

The media conglomerate Endeavor Group Holdings announced that they have officially gone public and opened at $24 per share. Endeavor is traded on the New York Stock Exchange using the symbol, EDR. The business transaction was spearheaded by executives Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell alongside UFC president Dana White. In...

Dana White Weighs In On Business Relationship With UFC Owner Ari Emanuel

Dana White appears to be happy with his working relationship with UFC owner Ari Emanuel. White had a strong bond with the UFC's previous owners, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. When Endeavor first purchased the promotion, many didn't know what to expect. Endeavor is a Hollywood agency juggernaut ran by Emanuel...

UFC Parent Company Endeavor Officially Files to Go Public

Endeavor — the parent company to the UFC — has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The company filed paperwork with Securities and Exchange Commission this week while offering an insight into their financial holdings and profitability for the first time ever. In addition to owning the UFC, Endeavor is...

Report: ESPN-FOX Teaming Up To Bid For UFC TV Rights

ESPN and FOX are reportedly teaming up to make an offer to obtain the UFC's television rights with fight cards being split between the two networks. According to the report from Variety, ESPN and FOX have teamed together with plans to split the UFC television package between their two outlets...

How Endeavor’s Purchase of NeuLion Could Affect The UFC

Last week, the UFC's parent company Endeavor (formerly known as WME-IMG) announced that it had reached an agreement to purchase stream technology company NeuLion for $250 million U.S. dollars. While most MMA fans likely haven't heard of NeuLion before, they will soon. With the UFC's seven-year deal with FOX...