Saudi Arabia bosses pour $100,000,000 into Dana White’s rising rivals which could potentially aid Francis Ngannou and Jake Paul’s super fights

Saudi Arabian company SRJ Sports Investment cracks a deal with the promotion PFL to host number of stars like Francis Ngannou and Jake Paul.

Saudi Arabia bosses pour $100,000,000 into Dana White’s rising rivals which could potentially aid Francis Ngannou and Jake Paul’s super fights

Francis Ngannou, Dana White and Jake Paul(Image courtesy: IMAGO)

After hosting the Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury bout in Saudi Arabia, the country is ready to welcome many more such sporting events. The organization PFL is en route to the Middle East in recent developments. The promotion struck a deal with SRJ Sports Investment, a company launched by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.


As part of the deal, Saudi Arabia will host PFL’s mega events in the future. This also includes the debuts of former UFC champion Francis Ngannou and YouTuber Jake Paul in the proposed super fight division. This investment also includes potential signings of top talents and starfighters. PFL founder and Chairman Donn Davis, “ This investment by SRJ continues the monumental growth that PFL has experienced throughout the world, and there is no better partner in global sports than SRJ.”

The investment company has reportedly acquired a minority equity ownership stake in PFL. Further, they also plan on becoming an investor in a new regional league called PFL MENA. This national league is set to start the next year, i.e., 2024. The Middle East will be at the center of many events from the promotion. This could lead to increased sports participation across Saudi Arabia.

This deal can potentially change the landscape of the sport. A new era of promotion could be on the rise for the Professional Fighters League (PFL). The investment does a lot for PFL, who want to expand their audience and be a global leader in the sport of MMA.


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An insight into PFL MENA and the promotion’s plans after the signing of Francis Ngannou

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PFL(Image courtesy: Bleacher Report)

The Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) made a significant deal to sign Francis Ngannou into the roster. Famous YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul has a stake in the PFL. The recent news suggests that the promotion has struck a deal with SRJ Sports Investment. This deal gave birth to a new regional, national league in Saudi Arabia called PFL Mena.

This league will serve the interests of the Middle East and will be a major factor in promoting PFL to that region. This creation is an attempt to acquire more eyes from all over the world for the organization. PFL MENA is set to begin in early 2024.

This league could turn out to be a route for many upcoming talents to the PFL. It will be interesting to see how this works out in the future. Saudi has recently made noteworthy investments in soccer, and this deal with the PFL could be the start of a new era of MMA in the Middle East.


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