Report: Kraft an investor in bid to buy the UFC

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft may soon be a part owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC is accepting bids for a potential sale, and the Kraft Group has agreed to put up about $25 million to $50 million as part of a WME-IMG bid that may top $4 billion, ESPN reports.

Kraft could be putting money into the pockets of a future competitor, as there has been talk that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, the brothers who together own 81 percent of the UFC, could use the proceeds from a sale to buy an NFL team. The Fertitta have lifelong ties to Las Vegas, which would make them a natural fit to make an offer to Raiders owner Mark Davis as the Raiders consider a move, although the Fertittas’ business partner, UFC President Dana White, has denied that they’re interested.

A UFC sale could be agreed upon as soon as today.

25 responses to “Report: Kraft an investor in bid to buy the UFC

  1. Great news! The UFC is in really bad shape and Kraft is the kind of owner who could turn it around.

  2. I see the usual unoriginal, completely unfounded remarks being thrown around by the same group of blind fools.

    As you were, fellas…

  3. If you want to watch the real UFC, watch UFC #1. No weight classes, no rounds, no time limits, no rules. Not the watered down stuff today.

  4. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be recognized as a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award honoree at the second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN, on July 12

    “Kraft has donated hundreds of millions to charities since becoming the owner of the Patriots, yet it’s not just the number that’s impressive, but the innovative and personal way he’s leaving an imprint on communities across the region”.

  5. 3% of something is better than 100% of nothing….
    Think about it…. Have your people get back to my people…

  6. Wouldn’t that be a Hoot if Mr. Kraft challenged Roger to get in the cage with him, my money is on Big Bob .

  7. ariani1985 says:
    Jun 16, 2016 4:30 PM
    this dirty cheat needs to be banned from all sports!

    ————–

    That’s just straight up rude. Kraft is a great owner and a great person. Atlanta was pumping in crowd noise for goodness sake. That’s cheating. The patriots were punished in a big way for openly filming from the sideline and not hiding anything and for deflating footballs for which there is no direct evidence. They inspected the whole org and found nothing else. “Dirty cheat” is rough.

  8. He’s a greaseball but he’s not exactly an Affliction shirt wearing, skinny jeans with white belt, white shoes and white sunglasses at night greaseball that generally frequent the UFC.

  9. Kraft was a good businessman, a great NFL owner and now gets to do whatever the heck he wants. Great people are rare and bob fits the mold. Thanks for saving football in NE and giving us the best 15 years any NFL fan could ask for.

  10. When you look back in Kraft’s history everything he touches turns to gold.

    His charity endeavors alone have helped many, many people. You can say what you want about Robert Kraft, but he’s made it a mission that not only for his family to give back to the community, but for his teams, management, players, etc., to give back as well.

    For the uninformed it’s called being a humanitarian.

  11. Lmao at the trolls. Idk why non Patriots fans are so obsessed with the Pats. Keep on hating because they’ll keep on winning!

  12. Just a couple of weeks ago the Kraft Foundation gave out awards to help charities in the Boston area. When asked about deflategate, Brady, etc. his response was this is about the people who help others…

    Just sayin’

  13. Mark Davis doesn’t own enough of the Raiders to sell any of the team without losing controlling interest. So all the talk of him selling is hot air. Not going to happen. The Raiders are fixing to be a gold mine in Vegas why would he give that up?

  14. gysot says:
    Jun 17, 2016 9:07 AM

    Wow this guy has obviously made a lot of coin in the orange mac and cheese business.

    …Another hater heard from, lol, what else is new?

    Just so you’ll be better informed next time the Kraft Group has nothing to do with Kraft Foods.
    Kraft foods is owned by Heinz!

  15. As a pats fan, I hope he does not get involved with it. I love the UFC but the more mature the sport gets the more it starts to look like boxing. The old ‘two men enter one man leaves’ fights are gone. Kraft is a good businessman, he will find a way to make it work. The problem is that many of the fighting fans (the ones that spend the money) want WWE style drama. ‘Follow the money’ is good advice short term. Boxing did, and where is it now?

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