UFC Fight Pass, the innovative subscription network that has long been touted as the “Netflix for MMA”, is now looking for a new boss. Eric Winter, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC Fight Pass, took to his Facebook page today to announce that he was stepping down.
“Today is an extremely sad (business) day for me as it is my last day working for the UFC. It is a tough decision to leave a company, but the personal sacrifices I was making commuting away from my family to Las Vegas on a weekly basis proved too challenging for me to overcome.
“I cannot thank the executives at UFC enough for working with me on my transition and affording me the opportunity to leave on my own terms. And the WME-IMG leaders couldn’t have been more professional and understanding.”
Winter came to the UFC from Yahoo Sports and DirecTV, and will take some time to himself before transitioning to a board advisor role for SeatGeek.
We here at MikeSwick.com want to wish Eric well in his future and endeavors and offer a very big Thank You for growing UFC Fight Pass for all fight fans to enjoy.
Thank You to all UFC FIGHT PASS customers for believing in me and the product we put in market. Gonna spend some time doing more of this … pic.twitter.com/1ROaIkfvDE
— Eric Winter (@elwinter) January 20, 2017