Ex UFC Owner Wants To Buy NFL Franchise
After making $4 billion dollars from the 2016 purchase of the UFC, former Zuffa LLC head Lorenzo Fertitta is interested in heading back into the sports industry, this time in the National Football League.
Fertitta, along with his brother Frank and current UFC president Dana White, purchased the UFC in 2001 for $2 million and helped guide the UFC back on to Pay-Per-View and into international success leading to a $4 billion purchase by then WME-IMG (now known as Endeavor), seems to want an NFL team.
“He is absolutely, positively going to be an NFL owner,” UFC President and Fertitta’s best friend, Dana White said to TMZ.
“He will be an incredible owner. You know, they owned casinos, they’re incredible owners. They owned the UFC, they were incredible owners. They’ll be amazing NFL owners.”