Wiz Khalifa, who recently became an owner of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), sees himself getting in the ring in future. The Dakota-born rapper isn’t one to shy away from expressing his love for combat sports, according to BJPenn.
In an interview with Maxim, Khalifa, 34, revealed he’s been training in combat sports would definitely get in ring if the right opportunity presented itself. “I’ve always been a boxing fan and when MMA started to become big, my cousins convinced me to start training in jiu-jitsu,” he said.
“That was about 5 years ago. I love watching and (fighting is) definitely something I think about, but for now I’m happy as an owner. But you never know. I am always training so if the opportunity presents itself and is something that could be fun and good for everyone, I could see myself getting in the ring.”
Meanwhile, the promotion has expressed their interest in getting the hip-hop artist in the ring for a charity contest, amateur fight, or a professional bout; saying PFL has got him covered.
“If Wiz ever wants to get in the cage, whether it be for an exhibition, for charity, or for a professional bout, he’s got the PFL in his corner. He knows who to call,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.
The PFL was launched in 2018 following the acquisition of the Word Series of Fighting (WSOF) by MMAX Investment Partners. The league made its official debut on June 7th of the same year at MSG.
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