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Jake Paul Takes Interest, Invests In UFC Parent Company

It would appear as if Jake Paul now owns a piece of the UFC, at least through Endeavor, the parent company to the promotion.

Jake Paul continues to show his interest in the UFC.

The YouTube-turned-boxing star announced on social media he has invested in Endeavor.

Why is that important? Endeavor is the parent company of the UFC and technically Dana White’s boss.

“I’ve invested in EDR (UFC) stock with my partner (Geoffrey Woo) 2 focus on UFCs ESG standards relating to fighters,” Paul posted on Twitter. “We believe EDR can drive long-term economic value by increasing UFC fighter pay & providing them healthcare.

“Reaching out to (@EngineNo_1 to partner on this ‘endeavor.'”

Paul, who recently scored his second straight win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, has been pushing for changes to the UFC ways. He also has made it known he would like to face Jorge Masvidal.

In a series of back-and-forth messages on social media, White and Paul had some interesting exchanges. Each asked for the other to be tested and commented on how they view things. 

Woo, who Paul mentioned, confirmed the decision.

“Jake Paul, our partners, and I are excited to announce our latest @antifundvc) investment – Endeavor (NYSE: EDR), the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – and our goals for the business as impact investors & venture capitalists.”

Woo continued, praising Paul for his work to “lead the way in changing the business of combat sports.”

 

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