Superbowl champion RB Marshawn Lynch invests in PFL MMA League

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Modified 29 Apr 2021

Ex-NFL star Marshawn Lynch has invested in the Professional Fighters League (PFL). The former five-time Pro Bowl running back will also be used as a brand ambassador for the fight league.

Lynch has long been interested in mixed martial arts and did MMA training during his playing career.

In a PFL press release Lynch said:

"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.”

What is the PFL?

The PFL was established in 2018 and is the first major MMA organization in which individual athletes compete in a regular season, post-season and championship, rather than on a year-round basis.

There are currently six weight class divisions in the PFL. It is broadcast around the world on ESPN 2, ESPN + and ESPN Deportes.

The winner of each season is crowned the PFL world champion and wins a one million dollar prize.

The PFL goes Beastmode

To celebrate Marshawn Lynch joining its ownership group, the PFL has named a new fight award after him.

The “BeastMode® MMA Fighter of the Night” will be awarded to the most impressive fighter on the card and one lucky fan will win a signed football and gloves.

What other celebrities have invested in the PFL?

Marshawn Lynch joins fellow celebrities like comedian Kevin Hart, rapper Wiz Khalifa, Survivor creator Mark Burnett and self-help guru Tony Robbins as investors in the fledgling MMA league.

What is Marshawn Lynch’s net worth?

The former NFL star has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars. Lynch played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and his hometown team, the Oakland Raiders.

He co-owns a Fan Controlled Football Team (FCF), simply named the Beasts, while former Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman owns a team called the Glacier Boyz.

Lynch has also had sponsorships from Skittles, Subway, Pepsi and Nike. The All-Pro running back has also popped up on various TV shows. He recently starred in HBO’s hit show ‘Westworld’.

Published 29 Apr 2021
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