Fertitta: UFC is bigger than any one fighter

by Steve Cofield | source: yahoo.com

Frank Shamrock is one of the most vocal critics of the way the UFC does business. His chief complaint is that the fighters aren't put first because the UFC brand is more important. Lorenzo Fertitta defended the brand, telling HDNet's Mike Straka that unlike boxing, that brand sets up fighters for the future.

"Not to take anything away from the fighters, but at the end of the day, the UFC has to go on forever. It has to live forever, right?  Fighters are going to come, they're going to participate and then they're going to live with that brand and they're going to benefit from that brand for the rest of their life," said Fertitta (10:15 mark).

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EBM site profile image  

3/14/11 6:01 PM by EBM

Mayhem calling Lorenzo a bright businessman makes much more sense now than it did 3 days ago.

Forssberg site profile image  

3/11/11 8:03 PM by Forssberg

Great interview

BrutalMedic site profile image  

3/11/11 7:01 PM by BrutalMedic

True and, imo, sad.

bhealthy site profile image  

3/11/11 6:59 PM by bhealthy

its da roids talkin

bhealthy site profile image  

3/11/11 5:27 PM by bhealthy

at least not as long as the one that stands head and shoulders above the rest doesnt exactly look and sound......right for the target audience ???

Silverball site profile image  

3/11/11 5:02 PM by Silverball

He's right, for now.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

3/11/11 4:52 PM by MMALOGIC

A union will never happen... Forget about the fact that this is not a team sport but an individual sport making the participants inherently and infinitely more greedy... most people forget that fighters are from all over the world.Do you realize how hard a brazilian would laugh at you if you told him he needs to stand on a picket line or forgo pay to go on strike? are you people fucking delirious?

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3/11/11 4:50 PM by Rantuckjr

Unions suck.

Rantuckjr site profile image  

3/11/11 4:47 PM by Rantuckjr

Might have something to do with his epic fight that happend on TUF 1. Or the big names he beat. Or the championship he won. Or maybe you're right and he is a talentless, creation of the UFC.