The Sports Business Journal has a story about the WWE-UFC merger that features WWE President Nick Khan commenting on what the merger into TKO means for WWE’s future media rights.
Khan expects to “start really pushing on negotiations” as the NFL season takes off. He believes UFC being with Disney and WWE being with NBC should help negotiations/
“You’ve seen bidding wars between Comcast and Disney on things like the Fox assets, which ultimately went to Disney, and Sky, which ultimately went to Comcast,” Khan said. “It does make one wonder how this might look down the road as both companies and as TKO enters into these negotiations. We think ratings, relevancy and revenue for both properties are off the charts, and, of course, we always want to grow that.”