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In a move that could dramatically reshape the world of mixed martial arts, the UFC has reportedly been sold, according to a report on Monday.

Sources told FloCombat.com that Zuffa accepted a bid from a group consisting of WME-IMG, the Dalian Wanda Group, the Kraft Group and Tencent Holdings in the amount of $4.2 billion for the No. 1 mixed martial arts company in the world.

It's unclear if the sale includes the entire company.

The report also states that partial UFC owner Dana White will stay on in his role as president, but that a new CEO will be chosen to oversee international business.

White has denied any sale of the UFC, but multiple outlets have reported that the deal is close to being finalized.

What the sale means to the UFC is a mystery, but companies typically don't purchase other companies, especially at a price of $4.2 billion, without having some plan for changes.

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