If you are currently a fighter for the UFC and you want to meet some of the new owners of the promotion, then you may want to head to Las Vegas this weekend.
WME-IMG is holding the “2017 UFC Athlete Retreat” this weekend, all UFC fighters are invited, but it’s unknown at this time just how many will attend.
Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, two of the UFC’s newest owners, are going to be available during this time to meet with every fighter that they can.
“This event represents a unique opportunity for you to interact with your fellow athletes, UFC staff and your new ownership group, while hearing from a wide variety of experts across sports, entertainment and business,” an e-mail sent to the fighters stated, which was obtained by MMA Fighting.
The festivities begin this Friday at the UFC offices in Las Vegas, where fighters will take part in the grand opening of the UFC Performance Institute.
Then there’s going to be a wide variety of events for the fighters to participate in during the Saturday and Sunday portion of the weekend.
While WME-IMG wants all fighters to attend, those with previously existing commitments are given a pass and will not be attending at all.