WME-IMG Lays Off 15 Percent of UFC Employees

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The cuts, reported last month, were implemented in two phases.

WME-IMG has laid off more UFC employees, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

A source confirmed Thursday that more staff members from the world's biggest mixed martial arts organization, acquired for $4 billion in July by a consortium led by the agency, have been let go. These cuts are part of, and not in addition to, the 15 percent workforce reduction that was reported last month.

It's unclear whether this second phase completes the earmarked cutbacks, but a total of 60 to 80 jobs are expected to be eliminated.

Among the departures have been chief global brand officer Garry Cook, chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik, executive vp and Asia general manager Ken Berger and senior vp global content Jamie Pollack, as IMG manages costs by erasing redundancies within its newly integrated organizational chart.