UFC executive Dave Sholler leaving UFC for Philadelphia 76ers

UFC Vice President of Public Relations and Athlete Marketing Dave Sholler will be stepping down from his position to accept a job offer from the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

UFC president Dana White appeared on FS1’s “TUF Talk” on Wednesday where he revealed that that Sholler will be leaving the company. A short while later, Sholler confirmed the news on social media. The last event he will work at will be UFC 205 on November 12.

“As Dana just announced on FS1, I’m heading home. I’ve accepted a job w/ my hometown team, the Sixers. This has been the ride of a lifetime,” Sholler said in a tweet. “It’s time to go home to the organization I grew up rooting for. Will miss fight game very, very much, but excited for the new challenge.”

Sholler initially worked as a public relations executive for the WEC in 2009 under Zuffa and he joined the UFC when the two promotions merged a year later.

Long-time UFC executive Joe Silva also announced his resignation a couple months ago, which follows the $4 billion sale of the UFC to WME | IMG in July.

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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.

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