Dana White: No Deal in Place to Buy PRIDE
UFC president Dana White told Sherdog.com Saturday night in Las
Vegas that there is not a concrete deal in place for Frank and
Lorenzo Fertitta to purchase PRIDE at this time.
When questioned about reports claiming PRIDE president Nobuyuki
Sakakibara had informed his American staff that PRIDE was in the
process of selling to the Fertittas, White quipped: "I ran Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) out there and said he was going
to fight Chuck Liddell
(Pictures) because Mr. Sakakibara said
it was done. So take that for what its worth."
White was adamant about the lack of a deal despite the flurry of
reports claiming an agreement had been reached.
"Like most things," he said, "about 70 percent of what you hear is
White, who was scheduled to box former UFC light heavyweight
champion Tito Ortiz
(Pictures) in an exhibition bout
Saturday, declined to comment on the record about the circumstances
that prevented the bout.
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