The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has just announced that it has secured 28 million dollars in investments from sports, entertainment, and business moguls, which include comedian Kevin Hart, legendary motivational speaker and author, Tony Robbins, and majority owner of the Washington Capitals, Ted Leonsis, to name just a few.
The PFL hit the ground running in 2018 and continues to grow in popularity with it’s exciting new MMA concept that has fighters competing in a regular season, followed by playoffs that feature the top eight fighters in each division battling it out to make it to the championship round and a piece of the 10 million dollar prize pool, with one million dollars going to the winner in each division.
With this exciting and innovative new MMA format, the PFL is becoming a huge success, attracting many new eyeballs to the sport, as well as die-hard MMA fans.
“Fans have enthusiastically responded to the PFL, with over 2.5 million people viewing PFL4,” said Pete Murray, CEO of PFL, “Our fights are as exciting and our broadcast is as good as other MMA companies that have been around for decades, and we’re just getting started.”
“We started the Professional Fighters League for the 300 million MMA fans worldwide who have an appetite for exciting new fights and innovative content,” said Donn Davis, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Professional Fighters League. “The PFL is reimagining MMA with a regular season, playoffs, and earned championships, providing MMA fans the transparency, storytelling, and context that exist in all other major sports.”
Currently, the PFL is wrapping up the 2018 season with only two events left before starting the playoff rounds. The last two events will take place at the Ocean Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on August 16 and August 30 and will air on Facebook Watch and NBCSN.
Looks like the UFC better put their game face on because the new kid on the block is generating a lot of buzz. And with the UFC fast becoming a circus act and demonstrating time and time again that money reigns supreme over integrity, the PFL could be adding some new fighters to the roster for the 2019 season. It’s no big secret that fighters have long felt underappreciated and underpaid in the UFC, and the one million dollar top prize offered by the PFL sounds very appealing and could attract many free agents, like this one.