A corporate reshuffle sees UFC executive Garry Cook promoted to the position of UFC Chief Global Officer with responsibilities for “all international territories.” read news >>
There has been a shift in power at the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s international division. read news >>
The UFC has made big personnel changes on their top management. There are huge changes within the top management in the UFC. Garry Cook, who has been running the promotion's UK office, will now move to Las Vegas and will be the UFC's Chief Global Officer. As first reported by MMA Fighting, the former former Manchester City football CEO will now be in charge of every show outside the US, making him one of the more important figures in the promotion.
Also part of the changes, Mark Fischer has been read news >>
Controversial former Manchester City soccer team CEO Garry Cook, who joined the UFC two years ago to head operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is moving to Las Vegas to take over as the promotion's Chief Global Officer.This would make Cook one of the most powerful figures in the organization, as he would be in charge of all the international territories. Sources within the promotion confirmed the appointment earlier Thursday, as did Dana White via text message on Thursday night."(Th read news >>
Russian MMA promotion M-1 Global has signed a 10-year agreement to promote events in China on a yearly basis. read news >>
A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course. I haven’t been shy about criticising Dana White and the UFC in the past. But unlike some, it isn’t the only club I carry in my bag.
There seems to be a section of the MMA media that revels in negativity for negativity’s sake. One could characterise their attitude toward any UFC misstep, real or imagined, as almost gleeful. read news >>
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Just a minor setback on the road to global mixed martial arts (MMA) domination?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has given Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, multiple opportunities to build his star power, showcasing "Mighty Mouse" in the main event of three primetime UFC on FOX telecasts in 2013.
Johnson seemingly made the best of each situation, winning "Fight of the Night" against John Dodson at UFC on FOX 6, "Submission of the Night" over John Moraga at UFC on FOX 8 and an emphatic read news >>
So what's the next phase of the UFC's plan for global domination? Isn't it obvious? UFC pres Dana White is going to become the world's next Bobby Flay and the UFC is going to start a chain of Japanese Steakhouses! read news >>
The UFC’s global push has opened the doors to the premier stage in mixed martial arts to numerous fighters from around the world. read news >>
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The UFC's global push has been in full swing for the past few years, and the 2014 campaign promised to take those efforts to the next level. With multiple international installments of The Ultimate Fighter franchise already under the organization's belt through the first five months of the year, on Saturday the UFC rolled out its most ambitious move yet on the expansion front by putting on two separate cards at two different points of the globe.
In the first event, the Octagon made its first vis read news >>
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues its global expansion and as such, will expect its athletes to serve as brand ambassadors both inside and outside the cage. That means new and existing fighters will be subjected to closet inspections moving forward, as the promotion sniffs around for any lingering skeletons.
ZUFFA recently distributed comprehensive questionnaires asking its fighters to release personal information, according to MMA Junkie, including b read news >>