An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts promotion is to expand its UFC Gym brand into Europe after announcing a 10-year partnership with TD Lifestyle to open over 100 locations across the UK and Ireland.
Heed, a joint venture between Internet of Things (IoT) specialist AGT International and the WME-IMG agency, has signed partnerships with the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series, EuroLeague Basketball and the Professional Bull Riders organisation to enhance the viewing experience for fans of the three sports.
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has denied reports he will leave the mixed martial arts promotion should the WME-IMG agency proceed with plans to buy out various minority partners in the organisation.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has reportedly let a number of senior executives leave the company as the mixed martial arts series looks to make staff cuts in the wake of its recent takeover by the WME-IMG agency.