While Smashing Pumpkins frontman and TNA Wrestling President Billy Corgan battles to become the majority owner of TNA, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is getting into MMA. Kiedis was revealed today as one of many celebrities who now has an ownership stake in UFC. The company recently sold to William Morris Endeavor-International Management Group for $4 billion.
Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Tom Brady, Rob Dyrdek, Guy Fieri, Flea, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Calvin Harris, Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Kraft, Adam Levine, Li Na, LL Cool J, Cam Newton, Conan O’Brien, Trey Parker, Tyler Perry, Maria Sharapova, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, Serena Williams and Venus Williams were among the others revealed by the UFC today.
“Expanding our ownership group to include this caliber of talent and entrepreneurs is a strong indicator of the UFC’s fast-growing global presence” stated UFC President Dana White. “Our new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal.”