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UFC tweaks payment structure for Reebok deal

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

Since the UFC agreed to its first exclusive outfitting deal with Reebok in December, executives from the promotion’s newly formed equipment department have spent hours meeting with fighters, their cornermen and their managers, explaining how their lives will change when the Reebok deal takes e...

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Upstarts tout concussion tech

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