Wiz Khalifa is always looking for new investments. Now he has embarked into the world of MMA. While speaking to Rolling Stone, the famous rapper has placed financial backing into the Professional Fight League and has attained part ownership of the group.
Khalifa is a fan of boxing and MMA. He was convinced by his cousins to invest his time into the gym and train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. That was about five years ago and he “never looked back” after making it a part of his life.
The famous rapper is in the gym at least five days a week working out at Unbreakable Performance Center in LA. Now he is a primary investor in PFL, the number two MMA league behind the UFC.
“They looked as me as a special key player not only in the fight game, but just in the the entertainment world, as well, and we all we feel like we have something to offer.”
“I love the fact that it’s an alternative to what’s already out there. People deserve to be able to make a decision with what they not only want to watch, but where they want to fight. The fighters who don’t have contracts and want to get that notoriety, I see them coming over to the PFL and being huge superstars. I see a lot of people from different sports crossing over to the PFL. I see celebrities and entertainers. I see everything. There’s countless opportunities for it.”
It wasn’t made clear if he is pegging himself for one of those celebrity fights. It seems to be on the table and not an impossibility at this point. We’ll have to see how this situation pans out for everyone involved. The PFL could see an injection of real value very soon if Wiz invests even more time and money into the promotion.
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