It’s clear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is the premier mixed martial arts company in the world. As rumors swirl this week about on a possible sale of the UFC, it’s become such a big deal that Bovada released odds on whether Zuffa, LLC, who owns the UFC, will sell the company in 2016.
Initially UFC President Dana White, who owns a small stake in the company (brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta own the majority shares), denied the ESPN.com report, but later revealed that there has been discussion about expanding the UFC in Asia, mainly in China and Japan.
According to Bovada.lv, one of the largest online gambling sites, the over/under price for the sale of the UFC is set at $3.99 billion.
Odds are currently at -200 that sale of the UFC in 2016 will not take place and +150 that the company will be sold in 2016. For any wagers to be won, the sale of the UFC must be completed in 2016. While no other major Las Vegas sportsbooks currently have odds on the sale of the UFC in 2016, it may just set precedence for what people can bet on when it comes to the UFC.