Reports surfaced this week that the UFC had been sold for $4.2 billion. UFC executives denied the reports, and UFC president Dana White discussed the rumors during the first episode of UFC Unfiltered.
There have been injuries that forced events to be cancelled. Champions have tested positive to banned substances, but White considers the rumors of the company’s sale the most disruptive thing to happen in the promotion’s history.
“This has been one of the most disruptive things. Imagine the fighters, I have 400 employees here. It’s been one of the most disruptive things going ever in the history of the company,” said White.
It’s an uneasy feeling for an employee when ownership of the company that employs you changes hands. White says the last thing his employees need to worry about is the company being sold.
“Don’t even worry about stuff like that. It’s the last thing anybody who works here needs to worry about,” he said. “It’s just crazy, but it’s the world that we live in today. With absolutely no proof or evidence whatsoever, people can just say whatever they want. It’s f**king nuts.”