Report: New UFC Owners Hoping to Land $450 Million Annually With Next TV Deal
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s broadcasting deal with FOX Sports is set to expire in 2018, and according to a new report, the promotion is hoping to quadruple what it currently earns for its television rights.
The UFC currently earns a reported $115 million annually for its broadcasting deal with FOX Sports. But sources have told the Sports Business Journal the UFC hopes to increase that figure to $450 million annually, with its next broadcasting deal. The UFC is reportedly looking for a ten year deal with those terms.
The broadcasting deal is not expected to include any of the UFC’s pay-per-view cards.
The report comes several months after the UFC sold for a reported $4 billion dollars to a group headed by WME-IMG.