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Dana White, Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta have built a powerhouse company in Zuffa, LLF. The company has taken almost complete control of mixed martial arts all over the world through a series of acquisitions of their main competitors like Pride, Strikeforce, the WEC and similar smaller companies. They have also formed a powerful alliance with Fox by agreeing to a seven-year deal giving the network the rights to televise bouts in prime time.
However there are still a couple of hurdles the company would like to overcome. Despite being one of the fastest growing sports in the word, with licenses to hold events in almost every country and state in the U.S., New York still won't allow the sport to be legalized in their state.
The UFC would also like to see mixed martial arts become an Olympic sport. In a recent interview with TMZ, Dana White listed reasons he feels the mixed martial arts should be allowed in the Olympics.
"Just think about it," Dana said. "Boxing you can punch to the head and body. Judo you can do throws and you can do submissions. Taekwondo you can kick and punch. And wrestling you can take down and you can do throws. All those things are all what the UFC is mixed martial arts. So we should bring them all together."
Do you agree with Dana? Would mixed martial arts be a sport you would like to see in the Olympics