Baseball legend and prominent investor, Alex Rodriguez has joined PFL as a board member
PFL had claimed earlier this year that they have major global expansion plans and want to launch their brand new ‘PPV Super Fight Division’ series. This has led to the completion of a $30 million Series E equity round that includes financing from baseball legend Alex Rodriguez, who also joined the PFL Board of Directors.
“I love the global reach of MMA,” Rodriguez said in today’s release. “The PFL continues to build and innovate for fans, media, and fighters and there is massive demand in the marketplace.”
Details of the promotion’s “Super Fight” division have yet to be revealed.
“With this new capital, PFL is open for business to sign the biggest MMA star fighters in the world to our new PPV Super Fight Division,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray, “Just as we changed the game with our league season format, we will now disrupt the long-overdue pay-per-view business for the benefit of fighters by partnering to make them major participants in the revenue of their own fights.”
Who Owns PFL?
Professional Fighters League was formed in 2018 after the company acquired World Series of Fighting organization. The CEO of the company is Peter Murray. MMAX Investment Partners hold an ownership stake of PFL. Russ Ramsey and Donn Davis started PFL, while Davis and Ramsey both come from the Virginia-based firm that purchased fighting operations and event infrastructure of the World Series of Fighting back in 2017.
Another stake holder of the PFL is popular hip-hop sensation Wiz Khalifa. With a reported net worth of $60 million, Khalifa is one of the richest rappers currently. He is also a huge fan of MMA, and can be seen training alongside Ernie Reyes Jr., Nate Diaz’s kick-boxing coach.
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