Report confirms matchmaker Joe Silva leaving UFC

August 31, 2016

Longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva will be leaving his post for the company at year’s end.  Multiple sources confirmed the news.

On the heels of a $4 billion sale to WME-IMG, Silva likely leaves the UFC on good terms.  MMA Junkie noted that Sean Shelby will likely takeover Silva’s duties.

The UFC has not confirmed Silva’s impending departure.

Payout Perspective:

The inference drawn here is that Silva is likely cashing out after the sale.  Silva has been the Vice President of Talent Relations since the company was taken over by Zuffa.  We shall see if there will be any more departures as a result of the UFC sale.

4 Responses to “Report confirms matchmaker Joe Silva leaving UFC”

  1. tops E on August 31st, 2016 7:10 PM

    So did the new owners want him out or fertitas want key people out with them?.joe silva is a good matchmaker one of the key people in the ufc….

  2. edi on August 31st, 2016 10:07 PM

    Joe Silva – 1 of THE most powerful people in MMA. Dream Maker. Heart Breaker.

  3. Jimmy Dee on September 1st, 2016 4:58 AM

    Hey Edi

    You’re a poet and don’t know it!

  4. BrainSmasher on September 1st, 2016 12:59 PM

    He was very good. People don’t realize how important match making is. In a sport anyone can and will lose and there is no “better than everyone” in this sport. You have to be able to guide stars around horrible match ups while avoiding no win situations. It’s not easy to set up fights where the ufc can run with either outcome. But in big fights you have to do that. This has killed companies in the past.

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