Unlike most business acquisitions made by Ultimate Fighting Championship undergoes, the WME-IME’s purchase of the UFC has been anything but “business as usual”. The four-billion-dollar transaction has seen several faces leave the world’s premier fight organization, and it all started with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta who officially cleaned out his office in the middle of August.
It was revealed earlier this month that UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva would also be leaving the company due to the fact that he received a major payout from the buyout and is hoping to spend time with his family.
It appears as if the UFC has found their replacement for Silva already, and it’s former Legacy Fighting Championship President Mick Maynard, according to a report from The Score. Legacy Fighting Championship will be merging with Resurrection Fighting Alliance and the news of Maynard’s employment with the UFC comes just five days after he was on stage with the rest of the crew at “UFC 203”.