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While his only passion is fighting, UFC president Dana White could potentially see his business partners branching out and owning an NFL team one day.

“Fighting is all I care about, it's what I really do, and what I love. I've always loved it since I was a kid, but Lorenzo, my partner, is a football fanatic,” White said when speaking to the Dan LeBatard show in Miami on Thursday.

“I would not be shocked if Lorenzo ends up owning an NFL team. I would not be shocked.”

“He's an awesome owner. They're very smart guys and they're great guys to work for. They're very generous to everybody. They would be a great fit for the NFL and they're very aggressive guys. They go into a market where a team hasn't been doing well, I think they're the guys that could turn a team around."

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He should buy a baseball team imo
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 He better start saving his pennies and hope the ufc catches fire again if he wants to own an nfl team outright. That shit is on a whole other level
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Lorenzo needs a new posse of friends to spar, workout and agree with him.

I would like to formally start the application process. Phone Post
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Would love to see him as an owner of my team Phone Post
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*this just in:the fertitta's buy the united states...
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"Fighting is all I care about, it's what I really do, and what I love."

But he has never fought...
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torquemada -  Lorenzo needs a new posse of friends to spar, workout and agree with him.

I would like to formally start the application process. Phone Post

  ikr!!!


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New car, caviar, four star daydream....
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Would be Awesome if Lorenzo bought a piece of the Oakland Raiders his favorite team. Phone Post
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Tap In -  He better start saving his pennies and hope the ufc catches fire again if he wants to own an nfl team outright. That shit is on a whole other level

Casinos how do they work?
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Casinos how do they work?
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  They were bankrupt in 2009, so if they don't know how they work, I highly doubt you do
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MMA needs you're undivided attention right now, Mr. Fertitta.
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Casinos how do they work?
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  They were bankrupt in 2009, so if they don't know how they work, I highly doubt you do

  I know how Casino's work, I was a manger in one for 5 years.  And what happened to the Station Casino's happened to a lot of other peoples at the same time.  2005-2010 was absolutely brutal in that industry.  I lucked out and worked in a casino that is in a major oil city so people here always have a large expendable income, but in the couple of times I went to Vegas and when others I worked with went down there during that period it was fucking DEAD.  Even the normal crazy tourist spots like MGM and stuff were dead, so of course the places that the locals go like the Station's are going to be hurting even worse.

Right now if you go to the Fertita owned properties in Vegas they are doing very well.  The tables and most importantly the slots have a lot of people in the seats.

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Casinos how do they work?
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  They were bankrupt in 2009, so if they don't know how they work, I highly doubt you do

  I know how Casino's work, I was a manger in one for 5 years.  And what happened to the Station Casino's happened to a lot of other peoples at the same time.  2005-2010 was absolutely brutal in that industry.  I lucked out and worked in a casino that is in a major oil city so people here always have a large expendable income, but in the couple of times I went to Vegas and when others I worked with went down there during that period it was fucking DEAD.  Even the normal crazy tourist spots like MGM and stuff were dead, so of course the places that the locals go like the Station's are going to be hurting even worse.

Right now if you go to the Fertita owned properties in Vegas they are doing very well.  The tables and most importantly the slots have a lot of people in the seats.


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 /\ so one year removed from regaining majority ownership (45%) of a casino empire is a good time for one of the owners to spend 1 billion plus on a new investment? These guys aren't Larry Ellison, let's not get it twisted
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You can't run a NFL team like the UFC.

Nope.

You can't have the Dana badmouthing players.

You can't play a guy who talked his way into the QB role.

The fans will NOT accept a UFC 149 from your team and listen to angry alpha smack talk. Phone Post
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JeffersonDArcyChoke -  You can't run a NFL team like the UFC.

Nope.

You can't have the Dana badmouthing players.

You can't play a guy who talked his way into the QB role.

The fans will NOT accept a UFC 149 from your team and listen to angry alpha smack talk. Phone Post

  Someone apparently has never heard of Al Davis.  He was doing the "scorched earth" thing before Dana was a twinkle in his poppa's eye.
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armbarring - Casinos how do they work?


His connection to casinos will probably prevent him from ever owning a team.

According to league policy, no NFL owner may own, directly or indirectly, any interests in a gambling casino
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Roger Goodell would never allow that. Phone Post
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Tap In -  He better start saving his pennies and hope the ufc catches fire again if he wants to own an nfl team outright. That shit is on a whole other level

At this point they have the net worth. It's not like you buy a team with cash. But it would mean putting up a significant amount of their holding up for collateral. But that's nothing for some gambling men.

My fear is that they really aren't ready for the business end of the NFL. They will know the dirty end really well. But the rest of it, would simply be out of their scope of expertise.
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Don't think he'll be owning an NFL team anytime soon.....I think there are restrictions in place that prohibit someone from owning an NFL team if they are involved in casinos or gambling in any way.

edit: Doh..just saw another poster mentioned this on the first page

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