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Fight Business Podcast | Francis Ngannou Contract, Paul vs. Woodley 2 PPV Buys

Welcome back to the Fight Business Podcast, Patrick Auger’s weekly show devoted to the business side of mixed martial arts. This week, Patrick talks about why the UFC is bringing and returning touring events versus events at the Apex. Patrick also talks about who has gained the most ground as number 2 in MMA promotion. Plus, a look at Paul vs. Woodley 2 PPV purchases and what might be next for MMA as an industry.

(00:00) Episode overview
(01:13) Fan Question: Touring UFC Events vs. Using the Apex.
(26:34) Fan question: Who won the No. 2 MMA promotion the most? (Bellator, PFL, Eins)
(37:08) Paul vs. Woodley 2 reportedly sold 65,000 PPVs
(42:28) Francis Ngannou’s UFC contract and negotiations with the UFC
(54:56) What does 2022 look like for the UFC & various MMA campaigns?
(01:10:12) Outro

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