The head of UFC Fight Pass, Eric Winter, has announced that he is leaving his post with the UFC, effective immediately. Winter, who joined the UFC in 2015, announced on Facebook that he was leaving his position to focus on his family.
"Today is an extremely sad (business) day for me as it is my last day working for the UFC," Winter wrote. "It is a tough decision to leave a company, but the personal sacrifices I was making commuting away from my family to Las Vegas on a weekly basis proved too challenging for me to overcome. I cannot thank the executives at UFC enough for working with me on my transition and affording me the opportunity to leave on my own terms. And the WME-IMG leaders couldn’t have been more professional and understanding."
Winter, who has also been an executive at other companies such as Yahoo Sports and Direct TV, will be an board advisor for Seat Geek going forward.
Winter posted the following on his Twitter:
Thank You to all UFC FIGHT PASS customers for believing in me and the product we put in market. Gonna spend some time doing more of this ... pic.twitter.com/1ROaIkfvDE— Eric Winter (@elwinter) January 20, 2017
UFC Fight Pass, besides airing live UFC events and preliminary card bouts, also airs live events from promotions like Invicta Fighting Championships, Titan Fighting Championships, Glory Kickboxing, Eurasia Fight Night, Tech-Krep FC, Shooto Japan, Pancrase, Combate Americas, Alaska Fighting Championships, Eddie Bravo Invitational Cage Warriors and others.