After the UFC was sold to Endeavor, fight fans worldwide were scared that the company would shy away from its identity as a brand. Almost similar to how fans had reacted when Spotify became the exclusive home to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Recently, the UFC became a public traded company under the Endeavor umbrella. Fans are once again skeptical of how the UFC will handle business due to the change. And having UFC owner Ari Emanuel not know who Weili Zhang is, wasn't the best start to their next chapter. UFC Goes Public As of April 29th, the UFC became a publicly traded company. The news came as the Endeavor IPO becomes official, as the company has begun selling today in the New York Stock Exchange. The official trade symbol of the listing for purchase is marked as $EDR. Dana White made this statement on Instagram courtesy of a video post. Later, Emanuel appeared on CNBC to speak about the news. However, he completely fumbled the name of his company's former champion. https:\/\/twitter.com\/SquawkStreet\/status\/1387794509073985537 \u201cWell, here\u2019s what I would say to you: even during the pandemic \u2013 we didn\u2019t have live audiences, we didn\u2019t have commercial PPVs \u2013 we beat our EBITA number by 10%,\u201d said Ari. \u201cNow with the re-opening, you just saw we had live audiences for the first time. In Houston, we\u2019re going to have a live audience. In July we\u2019re having another live audience. Our direct-to-consumer business on Fight Pass is up 40%. Our commercial numbers and marketing numbers are up. China is going to be bigger than ever. \u201cActually, because of the fight \u2013 even though our Chinese champion lost, Li Na \u2013 there was over a billion video views out of China.\u201d Ari Had No Idea of Weili Zhang Cue the Nick Young, puzzled meme face. Li Na? How about Weili Zhang, former UFC strawweight champion. The mixup is genuinely a concern to how out-of-touch executives can be with their product. What a way to fumble on one of the biggest days in company history. Nonetheless, the UFC should be just fine in the future. We're sure many people made Ari aware of the mistake, and he won't make it again.