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Dana White’s New Deal, Lesnar’s Opponent Gets Medical Suspension, Rousey’s Back, Joe Rogan Out?

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- UFC President Dana White could make roughly $360 million when WME-IMG’s deal to acquire UFC closes, according to a new report by ESPN. White owned nine percent of UFC prior to the deal and it’s unknown if he will retain any percentage of the new company (despite previous reports he would remain a minority shareholder). White’s new deal is for five years and for nine percent of net profits of the company. It also includes incentives for him to further grow the business rather than having a locked-in salary. White and the Fertitta brothers purchased UFC in January 2001 for $2 million. Monday’s sale for $4 billion is the largest in professional sports history. ESPN has more at this link.

- revealed the UFC 200 medical suspensions from the event via the Nevada Athletic Commission. Mark Hunt, who lost to Brock Lesnar, received a 45 day suspension with no contact for 30 days. Miehsa Tate, who suffered a broken nose in her fight, could be out for up to 185 days. You can read the full list at this link.

- Reebok launched a new campaign featuring Ronda Rousey today with the hashtag PerfectNever. You can watch it in the video above.

- The future of Joe Rogan in UFC is unknown as he stated in a May 2016 interview with The MMA Hour that if UFC was sold, he would not renew his contract. This was presumably before details of the sale broke. USA Today’s “For the Win” blog has the details at this link.

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