UFC announces stable of celebrity investors.
A few months ago UFC officially confirmed the $4 billion sale of the company, and today a list of new celebrity investors has been revealed.
According to ESPN, Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG., the group that purchased the UFC, welcomed a bunch of celebrity investments at a minimum of $250,000 each. Among those who took a "small ownership stake" in UFC include Cam Newton, Conan O'Brien, LL Cool J and The Weeknd.
"Expanding our ownership group to include this caliber of talent and entrepreneurs is a strong indicator of UFC's fast-growing global presence," UFC president Dana White said Friday in a statement. "Our new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal."
The celebrity group, which also includes Tom Brady, Tony Parker, Serena and Venus Williams and Jimmy Kimmel, will reportedly help market the UFC moving forward.
Here's the full list of the UFC's new crop of celebrities who invested, at minimum, $250K in the ever-growing sport.
Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, Mark Wahlberg, Adam Levine, Cam Newton, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, The Weeknd, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Li Na, Guy Fieri, Calvin Harris, LL Cool J, Michael Bay, Trey Parker, Tyler Perry, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Dyrdek and Sylvester Stallone.