The Weeknd Now Owns a Part of the UFC

Alongside almost two dozen other celebrities.

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The Weeknd has just been announced as a new partial owner of the UFC. Following the UFC’s $4 billion USD acquisition in July, celebrity owners listed not only includes the Canadian crooner, but also Adam Levine, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis, Ben Affleck, Calvin Harris, Cam Newton, Conan O’Brien, Flea, Guy Fieri, Jimmy Kimmel, Li Na, LL Cool J, Maria Sharapova, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Bay, Rob Dyrdek, Robert Kraft, Serena Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Brady, Trey Parker, Tyler Perry and Venus Williams. According to reports, these celebrities had to drop at least $250,000 USD for the stake.

According to UFC President Dana White, “Expanding our ownership group to include this caliber of talent and entrepreneurs is a strong indicator of UFC’s fast-growing global presence. 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.”

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