Could a collaboration between the UFC and RIZIN FF be in the works? Maybe.
RIZIN FF CEO Nobu Sakakibara recently visited Las Vegas and stopped by UFC headquarters to meet with UFC CEO Dana White.
Sakakibara did not share any specific details behind what the meeting was about but described it as a “secret” and told fans to “stay tuned” for more information (via X):
— 榊󠄀原信行 Nobuyuki Sakakibara (@nobu_sakakibara) February 7, 2024
Sakakibara and White have done business in the past when UFC acquired the now-defunct PRIDE organization in March 2007.
What could be in store between them again all these years later? That remains to be seen.