50 Cent Agrees Deal With Bellator MMA, Will Pay Grand Prix Winner $1 Million In Cash
50 Cent is officially part of the MMA world.
Bellator MMA has struck a partnership with the rapper who will fork out a $1 million, in cash, to the promotions Welterweight Grand Prix winner.
A press release stated the following: "A passionate and knowledgeable MMA fan, Jackson has already agreed to re-invest a portion of his deal by offering one million dollars in cash to the winner of the upcoming Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix that will air exclusively on DAZN."
Which one of these two men will move on to the next round of the Welterweight World Grand Prix & one step closer to going home with $1 million dollars of @50Cent's cash? :moneybag:
Follow the #BellatorWGP exclusively on @DAZN_USA, beginning with #Bellator206 on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/6oAGU03nzI
- Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) September 28, 2018
Bellator announces the winner of its planned welterweight grand prix will receive additional $1 million, from a new sponsorship with 50 Cent and Le Chemin du Roi champagne.
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 27, 2018
The man himself then posted a video on Twitter, confirming the deal accompanied with the words: "lm gonna put up a million cash of my own money up for the Winner of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix. #DAZN #Bellator #lecheminduroi."
As well as Fiddy's moolah, the deal also includes a new apparel line which will feature his popular 'Get the Strap' trademark.
Not to mention incorporating 50's champagne brand, Le Chemin du Roi, into future events.
:eyes:oh so ya'll thought l was on some Bow Wow challenge shit. Go head keep acting like l ain't who l am.get the strap #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/oYJRinUIAy
- 50cent (@50cent) September 27, 2018
The American businessman is planning to move into fighter management, too.
"Bellator has a roster filled with some of the most charismatic athletes in the world," he said.
"As my relationship with Bellator deepens, you will see me moving into fighter management opportunities that will allow me to integrate top stars into both scripted and unscripted projects across the Viacom networks, as well as the other outlets I have access to."
The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix will crown a Bellator Welterweight champion, and it features some of the best 170lb'ers.
Douglas Lima, Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley, Michael Page, Neiman Gracie, Ed Ruth, Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch are all vying for gold.
So, a world title and $1 million in cash for the tournament victor. Not bad.