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Marshawn Lynch Latest To Join PFL Ownership Group

Former NFL standout Marshawn Lynch is the latest to join the world-class ownership group of the Professional Fighters League, the PFL announced.

The PFL will also be launching the “BeastMode MMA Fighter of the Night” through fan engagement activation starting with PFL 2, which takes place Thursday live on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

Along with Lynch, the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Ted Leonsis, Kevin Hart, Brandon Beck and Mark Burnett are also involved in the PFL ownership group.

“I’m really on that owner hype right now, ya feel me,” said Lynch. “Pro teams, leagues, companies and brands, I’m wit it. Ownership allows you to be closer to the action, to keep learning and making a difference. At the end of the day, the PFL opportunity is another blessing, that’s all I can really say. PFL is the future of MMA and it’s always a win-win when you can work with like-minded folks.”

Lynch made a name for himself with his powerful running style for the Seattle Seahawks and others. He helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl and ran for 10,000 yards in his career.

“The Professional Fighters League is excited to welcome Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch to our world-class sports ownership group,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “BeastMode’s winning spirit and passion to build disruptive and innovative companies in sports is the perfect fit for PFL and MMA, which is the fastest growing sport in the world with 550 million plus fans and the youngest fanbase of all major sports.”

PFL 2 features Rory MacDonald in his promotional debut against Curtis Millender.

 

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