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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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UFC Completes Round Of Layoffs Following Acquisition By WME-IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The UFC laid off about 20 people yesterday, completing the planned 15% workforce reduction since it was acquired by WME-IMG. Names of the people who lost their jobs were not known at presstime, but the UFC has been laying off multiple people in departments where WME-IMG already has existing expertis...

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