View Full Version : UFC May sell controlling interest

06-17-2008, 08:36 PM
I say BS...There is no way.

"Speculation within the MMA industry about the subject of Dana White's major announcement continues to center on the potential sale of the company. In what would fit the bill as an industry changing announcement, MMAPayout.com has learned that Bertelsmann Media, a German based international entertainment company, is rumored to have had advanced discussions about acquiring a controlling interest in Zuffa.

Bertelsmann is a publicly traded company with a market cap in excess of $1 billion euros. The multinational media company owns Random House and a 50% stake in Sony BMG Music among a host of other media holdings. Sources have told MMAPayout.com that the company's interest in acquiring Zuffa dates back to last fall.

In a move that could be related to a potential acquisition of Zuffa, the company announced its intention to sell its 50% stake in Sony BMG Music earlier this year. The last obstacle to the sale was removed last week when EU regulators confirmed an earlier anti-trust ruling, ratifying the previous merger of Sony and BMG. That sale is expected to generate in excess of $1 billion.

Whatever the announcement is, White is scheduled to reveal it to Zuffa's employees tomorrow at 12PM PST with a public announcement expected to follow shortly there after. The announcement will end a week of furious rumors and speculation inside the MMA industry."


06-26-2008, 04:51 PM
No way Dana would do this.

06-26-2008, 06:35 PM
Yeah dude this story is old..not gonna happen