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Lorenzo Fertitta: rich motherfucker

Anyone who thought Lorenzo Fertitta quitting his job with Station Casinos wasn’t a big deal should look at this:

Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, owners of Zuffa, parent company of the UFC, ranked third and fourth respectively on the list [of highest paid men]. Frank Fertitta III earned $146.6 million in compensation in 2007 as Chairman and CEO of Station Casinos. Lorenzo Fertitta earned $145.4 million as Vice Chairman and President. Fertitta left his position as President earlier this year to join Zuffa full time.

I’m sure the UFC isn’t paying him peanuts (in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes more this year than all the UFC fighter purses added together), but to leave a job where you’re being payed 145 fucking million shows that you’re serious about the UFC’s prospects and taking the sport big time.

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