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Lights, camera, octagon: UFC adds celebrity investors

Conan O’Brien announced Thursday evening on his late talk show the addition of 23 celebrity investors to the ownership of the company.

The company was purchased by WME-IMG for approximately $4 billion USD back in July.

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“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 in a press 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 full list of celebrity investors include:

Tom Brady, Venus Williams, Conan O’Brien, Sylvester Stallone, LL Cool J, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Rob Dyrdek, Guy Fieri, Flea, Calvin Harris, Anthony Kiedis, Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Kraft, Adam Levine, Li Na, Cam Newton, Trey Parker, Tyler Perry, Maria Sharapova, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye,  and Mark Wahlberg.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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