At least four bidders are believed to have submitted bids for the organization, including WME/IMG, China Media Capital, The Blackstone Group and Dalian Wanda Group. The winning bid, should things proceed, is expected to be for a valuation between $3.5 billion and $4 billion, multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN.com.
"As a private company, we don't discuss speculation or rumors related to our business," said David Sholler, vice president of public relations and athlete marketing for the UFC.
Maybe Conor McGregor had the inside track on a possible deal. I don't know that for a fact, but it could explain his interest in cashing in big with a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
The game's about to change. Especially if Dana White is no longer running the show.