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These Are the Celebrities Who Have Invested in the UFC

The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Trey Parker....

by Fightland Staff
03 October 2016, 9:45am

Photo by Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY NETWORK

A group of 23 A-list Hollywood celebrities, musicians, and sports stars have invested in the UFC. In doing so they have moved the sport closer to the mainstream – and ensured that Octagon-side tickets are now beyond the reach of the average fan.

Conan O'Brian broke the news on his show last week, 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 included a few of these names, but the UFC has since released the full list on its website. Here it is in all its glory:

Music
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
Adam Levine
Anthony Kiedis
Calvin Harris
Flea
LL COOL J

Film
Mark Wahlberg
Michael Bay
Tyler Perry
Sylvester Stallone
Ben Affleck

TV
Conan O'Brien
Jimmy Kimmel
Guy Fieri
Trey Parker

Sports
Rob Dyrdek
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Tom Brady
Cam Newton
Li Na
Maria Sharapova
Robert Kraft (*Owner of Patriots, and CEO of The Kraft Group)