Michael J. De La Merced, The New York Times | July 11, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO — Ultimate Fighting Championship seemed for years to be a curio, a niche sport for those interested in seeing combatants pummel one another in an octagonal cage.
But UFC has become a global sports empire — and now commands an eye-popping price tag.
The league, which promotes mixed martial arts, announced Monday that it has sold itself to a group led by the talent giant WME-IMG for about $4 billion. Backing the deal are the private equity heavyweights Silver Lake, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and the investment firm of the billionaire Michael S. Dell.
The deal highlights the power and reach of the 23-year-old UFC, whose fights are now shown in more than 156 countries and take place in all 50 states, and which claims millennials as some 45 per cent of its audience.
THIS IS HOW THE WORLD HAS GONE..... THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE MEN AND WOMEN SMASHING THEMSELVES, BLOODING THEMSELVES, IN A SO CALLED "SPORT" !
MY A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE THIS IS SICK, SICK, SICK AND MORE SICK!!
ONE THING FOR SURE, SUCH SO-CALLED SPORTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE AGE TO COME.
THE WORLD SEEMS IT'S ON A BENT TO SEE VIOLENCE...... SO THEY SHALL HAVE VIOLENCE!
THE WORLD HAS GONE OVER THE LINE OF NO RETURN, SO THE PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE WILL COME TO PASS!
THE WORLD WANTS VIOLENCE, THEY WILL GET IT...... IT IS NOW THE ONLY WAY THE NATIONS OF THIS EARTH WILL COME TO SEE WHAT SIN IS; VIOLENCE, DESTRUCTION, WARS, IS NOW THE ONLY WAY THE NATIONS WILL COME TO SEE WHAT VIOLENCE DOES. WHEN THE NATIONS ARE JUST ABOUT TO BLAST HUMAN LIFE FROM THIS PLANET, THE TIME JESUS SAID IF NOT CUT SHORT, NO FLESH WOULD BE SAVED ALIVE [MAT. 24] - GOD THE FATHER WILL SEND JESUS CHRIST BACK TO THIS EARTH TO STOP TOTAL ANNIHILATION.
THE NATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE DEMONIC INFLUENCED EVERY WEEK AND EVERY MONTH AND EVERY YEAR.
THIS LATEST IN THE "SPORT" WORLD IS PROOF OF HOW BRUTISHLY DEMONIC THE NATIONS ARE BECOMING.
SO LET ME WARN YOU NATIONS, YOU WANT VIOLENCE, YOU SHALL HAVE IT..... WHAT YOU SOW YOU SHALL REAP!!