Twenty-three A-list Hollywood celebrities, musicians, and sports stars have invested in the UFC, moving the sport closer to the mainstream, and ensuring that Octagon-side tickets are most certainly extinct to the average fan. Conan O'Brian broke the news on his late show last night, explaining that the new parent company of the UFC, WME-IMG, collected a group of interested celebs—which will no doubt help the sport's publicity and continued integration into popular media.
The initial report made by the Wall Street Journal yesterday included a few of these names, but the UFC has released the full list today on its website. Here it is in all its glory:
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
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Robert Kraft (*Owner of Patriots, and CEO of The Kraft Group)