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'Whitey' Bulger arrest recalls UFC owner's roots

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The capture of one of the most wanted U.S. fugitives touches on the origins of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company.

James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested Wednesday near Los Angeles, law enforcement officials said. Bulger, one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, is accused of leading Boston mobsters for decades. If at least one allegation is true, his organization also launched a chain of events that led to the formation of UFC owner Zuffa.

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It's long been known the Fertitta's have certain ties to a certain group of people of whom I won't name.
The only thing that suprises me is that as much as we talk about this in Japanese MMA we rarely hear anything about it over here. Perhaps with good reason or perhaps because it's too detrimental of an issue to bring up casualy.
This is a very tightrope subject so I doubt i'll say much more but this is interesting if nothing else.

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i do find it interesting that this man was the basis for The Departed bc I've also read before that the Fertitta's dad was in the casino scams that were the basis for the movie Casino.
& the mob in 2 totally different & unknowing ways have a HUGE impact in how the UFC came to be.

small world...

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as long as they keep putting on great product i could care less. if they pulled the **** the nfl is pulling and not there come the start of the season then i would have a problem till then that's their bis.

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The Yakuza(sp) is very involved in Japanese MMA... where there's big money, there's "groups" like them involved

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Posted by SpiderSilva

as long as they keep putting on great product i could care less. if they pulled the **** the nfl is pulling and not there come the start of the season then i would have a problem till then that's their bis.



Somebody didn't read the article.

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Post #6   6/24/11 9:57:52AM