Ultimate Fighting Championship: License to Operate (A)

Posted: 29 Feb 2012

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George Serafeim

Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Kyle T. Welch

George Washington University; George Washington University - Department of Accountancy

Date Written: February 1, 2012

Abstract

The case describes the challenges that Ultimate Fighting Championship faced as a result of regulatory opposition and loss of the license to operate. The genesis of the business idea, the subsequent growth, and the fall of the UFC are described. The case concludes with Lorenzo Fertitta deciding whether to invest in the company.

Learning Objective: The importance of the license to operate for the sustainability of the corporation.

Suggested Citation

Serafeim, George and Welch, Kyle T., Ultimate Fighting Championship: License to Operate (A) (February 1, 2012). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2013408

George Serafeim (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Business School ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://goo.gl/q4cJ5A

Kyle T. Welch

George Washington University ( email )

School of Business and Public Management
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://business.gwu.edu/kyle-welch

George Washington University - Department of Accountancy ( email )

School of Business and Public Management
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://business.gwu.edu/kyle-welch

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