New UFC owners invite entire roster of fighters to Las Vegas for 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat

New UFC owners invite entire roster of fighters to Las Vegas for 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat

2017 UFC Athlete Retreat

The UFC has previously held “Fighter Summits” in Las Vegas where organizational policies, regulations, social media training, and other topics were briefed and discussed to athletes and staff, but never have they had an all encompassing “retreat” for the entire roster.

This weekend all UFC athletes have been invited to Las Vegas to view the organization’s new headquarters.

“This event represents a unique opportunity for you to interact with your fellow athletes, UFC staff and your new ownership group, while hearing from a wide variety of experts across sports, entertainment and business,” an e-mail sent to the fighters earlier this week stated.

WME|IMG, the new owners of the UFC are footing the travel expenses for all fighters that attend.

The event is being called the “2017 UFC Athlete Retreat.”  Fighters who had previously scheduled commitments are not required to attend.

According to MMA Fighting,  “will kick off on Friday with the grand opening of the UFC Performance Institute. Then on Saturday and Sunday, there will be over nine hours of events for the fighters to partake in.”