The change continues behind the scenes at the UFC.
James Elliott, the UFC vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has tendered his resignation and will depart the company following this weekend’s event in London.
The news was first reported by MMAJunkie’s Simon Head. Elliott’s upcoming departure is the latest high profile departure from the UFC since it was bought by WME-IMG last summer. During that time, well-known figures within the UFC such as Joe Silva, Dave Sholler and Mike Goldberg have also departed from the mixed martial arts organisation.
Elliott has been in his role as VP of the EMEA region since succeeding Dave Allen in 2015. Prior to that he had overseen content for the UFC in the same area. Joe Carr, current Vice President of UFC International and Content, will assume the role in an interim capacity.
Speaking upon news of his departure, Elliott said: “I am incredibly proud to have been part of such a phenomenal organization and to have made my own impact on one of the fastest growing sports in the world. I’d like to thank all those involved in letting me be a part of the UFC’s journey.
“As I decide to move on to explore new avenues, I leave behind me a team of talented individuals who will continue to grow the brand and sport across the EMEA region. I wish everyone involved continued success.”