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UFC Owner Endeavor to Buy Nine Minor League Baseball Teams

  • Owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has its next sport
  • Endeavor acquires affiliates of New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs
AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee.
AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee.Source: The Memphis Redbirds

The owner of Ultimate Fighting Championship and Professional Bull Riders is buying nine minor league baseball teams.

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it plans to acquire teams affiliated with some of the most popular franchises in Major League Baseball, including the Iowa Cubs, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, which are part of the New York Yankees organization. Terms weren’t disclosed.