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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Report: New UFC Owners Hoping to Land $450 Million Annually With Next TV Deal

Conor McGregor attacking Eddie Alvarez (photo via UFC)

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.


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:37 pm
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