â€œThe problem, if there is a problem, is that the business has gotten so successful, itâ€™s requiring more time, focus and attention…Station Casinos is a business my family and I have built and now itâ€™s a multi-billion dollar company. But the reality is, the UFC has gone through so much growth in the last eight years, my brother and I felt weâ€™d be better in divide and conquer mode. Heâ€™ll stay at Station Casinos and take care of that and Iâ€™ll come over here and work on the issues involving the UFC.â€
The UFC plans expansion to Brazil, Europe and Asia:
â€œThink about this for a second: India has 350 million men between the ages of 18 and 34, and thatâ€™s our key demographic…The magnitude of these markets is staggering. Dana has been doing a phenomenal job with this company, and Iâ€™ve been doing what I could given my responsibilities (at Station Casinos).
â€œThe UFC is going to have a global footprint in the not-too-distant future. Weâ€™re already working on furthering our position in Brazil. This is getting so big that it demanded I spend more time with it.â€
â€œI think the potential for the UFC within the next five years globally is that it is going to be bigger than the NFL, bigger than Major League Baseball. As huge as the NFL is here, they donâ€™t give a (expletive) about the NFL in Europe. But fighting transcends continents. Everybody on every continent understands a fight.â€
TG: CageToday reader “Roy”