The world of mixed martial arts has exploded in recent years. Even if you’re not big on consuming sports, you can’t have missed the boom in overly aggressive, macho-themed MMA t-shirts all around. At the center of the MMA world is the UFC. The man at the center of that is Dana White.
Dana was recently asked about the rumors of the company being sold.
“Yeah, we’re not up for sale. We’re always working on deals and our expansion globally. I’ve been saying since this thing came out: No, we’re not for sale. But let me tell you what: If somebody shows up with $4 billion, we can talk. We can definitely talk.”
It’s a direct denial at first but also shows a clear openness to the idea if the terms are right. Rumors abound about the sale of the highly profitable company and where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. The valuations on the sale are rumored to be as high as the four billion number that White threw out. It does make me wonder about the recent rumblings of a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor cross sport fight and whether or not that was being used to drum up more buzz for a sale. The company was acquired for just two million dollars in 2001