James Kimball has left his job as Vice President of Operations at the UFC Performance Institute for a at WWE
As first reported by ESPN, Kimball has left his position with UFC, and will be working in a senior business operations role with WWE at their headquarters in Stamford, CT.
MMAJunkie reports Duncan French will take over his role and lead UFC’s Performance Institute’s in both Las Vegas and Shanghai, China.
“Duncan was always a part of the leadership team over at the Performance Institute, and he’s just going to be taking on a larger role in light of James Kimball leaving the company,” UFC COO Lawrence Epstein said in a statement to MMAJunkie.
James Kimball worked for UFC for nearly 10-years, starting his career as a Fan Experience Co-ordinator, working his way up in the community relations department, and eventually landing a role as VP of Operations at their Performance Institute in 2017