The Fight Business Podcast: UFC $600 Million Loan, Francis Ngannou Contract Struggles

By Patrick Auger Oct 27, 2021
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Welcome back to the Fight Business Podcast, Patrick Auger's weekly show dedicated to the business side of mixed martial arts. This week Auger tackles the Ultimate Fighting Championship's new loan and changes to fighter contracts, the World Fighting League's viability and why Jon Jones is in no danger of being released for his recent legal troubles.

TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00) Intro
(02:19) The UFC takes out a new $600 million loan.
(13:32) Why has Francis Ngannou been having contract struggles?
(26:56) A look into the UFC’s new contract changes.
(42:43) Is the MMA start-up, World Fighting League (WFL) a viable business?
(54:49) Jon Jones and Luis Pena domestic violence cases. Why is Jones still under contract and Pena get cut?

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