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Dana White, UFC President, and Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC Chairman and CEO, speak with WSJ's Lee Hawkins about the business of mixed martial arts, growing a global brand, and the rich stories behind the brawlers.


5/5/12 10:48 AM
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 Surely there is more to that interview than just the 4 minutes shown...
5/5/12 10:54 AM
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 Cool story bra .... no really it was a pretty cool story. 
5/5/12 10:59 AM
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Wtf does Frank Fertitta do? Never see that guy. More focused on casinos? Phone Post
5/5/12 11:02 AM
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What was with the backround music?

5/5/12 11:03 AM
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Flexo -  Wtf does Frank Fertitta do? Never see that guy. More focused on casinos? Phone Post

 I believe so. I'm sure he has say in major decisions but he doesn't work for the UFC full time. I remember when everyone laughed at Dana for his "big announcement" that Lorenzo was coming to work with the UFC full time. It really was a pretty big deal. 
5/5/12 11:05 AM
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dogfb - What was with the backround music?


 I was thinking the same thing. I was enjoying the interview about half way through my pants started getting a little tight, then I started getting confused .... :~( 
5/5/12 11:08 AM
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Flexo -  Wtf does Frank Fertitta do? Never see that guy. More focused on casinos? Phone Post

 he slaps around dana and lorenzo
5/5/12 11:09 AM
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Flexo -  Wtf does Frank Fertitta do? Never see that guy. More focused on casinos? Phone Post

 Yes.

Frank was around a lot more before Lorenzo came over to the UFC full-time.  They both used to split their time between the UFC and the casinos, but decided they would be better off if one of them concentrated on the casinos while the other concentrated on the UFC.
5/5/12 11:11 AM
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neck and neck with soccer?

Wtf?
5/5/12 11:13 AM
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Good interview by Tiki Barber but ...
timessquare -  Surely there is more to that interview than just the 4 minutes shown...
5/5/12 11:16 AM
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Poor Lee looks so out of place and uncomfortable. He's practically turtling in his chair, toes pointed together ... was he afraid Dana was going to bitch slap him?
5/5/12 11:17 AM
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 the sheer amount of cocaine these two snort must be pretty scary thats how they work like maniacs!
5/5/12 11:21 AM
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The reality is Dana is Lorenzo's bitch. Lorenzo owns most of the company, Dana is just a promoter with a power trip IMO. Phone Post
5/5/12 11:37 AM
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Cool2010 - neck and neck with soccer?

Wtf?



Over egging the pudding a bit for sure. But lol @ dumb American reporter 'Oooooh as big as the NFL' Fuck that, fuck the NFL, no one gives a shit about it...global IS the true standard of a sport
5/5/12 11:43 AM
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The neck and neck with soccer line made me laugh. Phone Post
5/5/12 12:00 PM
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Nick Diaz Fan -  the sheer amount of cocaine these two snort must be pretty scary thats how they work like maniacs!

 Dana doesn't drink coffee
5/5/12 12:01 PM
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MMADrO -  The reality is Dana is Lorenzo's bitch. Lorenzo owns most of the company, Dana is just a promoter with a power trip IMO. Phone Post

 You're a dumbass with an iPhone. See how that works? 
5/5/12 12:42 PM
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I thought he retired the "fighting is in our DNA" line?
5/5/12 12:46 PM
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PrestigeWorldwide - I thought he retired the "fighting is in our DNA" line?
Y would he? Phone Post
5/5/12 10:53 PM
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MMADrO - The reality is Dana is Lorenzo's bitch. Lorenzo owns most of the company, Dana is just a promoter with a power trip IMO. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Well,

not exactly because the promotor on the power trip also owns a considerable amount of the stocks in the company my friend. So even though Lorenzo owns a bigger part of the company their both co-owners (not sure how things stand with the voting rights though).

Anyways Dana and Lorenzo both made this company. Much respect to both of them. Though i do like Lorenzo's style a little more you cannot deny Dana business acume. And even though he can be a little bit abrasive at times i think he is mostly a pretty cool dude. Even if you do not like him you cannot deny what he did for the sport.

But the soccer comment is a little bit ridiculous. Even though i kind of understand the analogy they are nowhere near the popularity of soccer. And the won't be in Dana's lifetime of ever.

But lofty dreams never hurt nobody and who know,i might be wrong.

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