13% revenue share? Fighter pay drops, UFC profits blow past every fight promoter combined
Breaking down UFC finances for 2022.
Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc filed financial statements on May 12 with the SEC for their fully owned subsidiary, the UFC. The WWE did likewise, as both companies prepare for their planned merger at the end of the year into a new entity called “TKO.”
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Endeavor’s usual filings with the SEC include some details about their Owned Sports Properties, for which the UFC makes up by far the biggest portion of the segment. For the most part, these do not contain much in the way of specifics regarding the UFC’s finances. In comparison, these new filings contain consolidated financial statements that reveal so much about the UFC’s finances from the last three years.
Looking through them, one can only come to the conclusion that the UFC is doing great. And great is an understatement that doesn’t come close to giving their current business justice. Amazing, unparalleled, mind-blowing, flabbergasting. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how good they are doing. UFC is rolling in it.
UFC filings show highest ever revenue
According to their 8-K, the UFC generated $1.140 billion in revenue last year. This is the highest revenue the UFC has ever reported for a year.
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