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UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta Speaks with Yahoo! Sports

UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta Speaks with Yahoo! Sports
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Lorenzo Fertitta bought the UFC along with his older brother, Frank, and his long-time friend, Dana White, in 2001 because he fell in love with mixed martial arts.

In 2000, White convinced the Fertittas, who were running the successful Station Casinos in Las Vegas, to fly to Louisiana to watch a UFC show. They got hooked instantly and a few months later, wound up purchasing the company.

As the seventh anniversary of the Fertittas' purchase of the UFC approaches on Jan. 15, Lorenzo Fertitta sat down with Yahoo! Sports to talk about the company's success, the growth of mixed martial arts and his thoughts on White's performance as UFC president.

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His thoughts about the UFC 78 PPV are especially interesting.

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