Bellator MMA and 50 Cent have raised the competition price of its upcoming welterweight grand prix, to the tune of a $1 million prize to the last man standing.
Bellator MMA announced it had reached an “extension agreement” with Jackson, which includes a new apparel line ‘Get the strap’ as well as integrating his champagne brand, Le Chemin du Roi, into future promotional events.
The press release by Bellator says:
“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.”
“Bellator has a roster filled with some of the most charismatic athletes in the world,” stated Jackson in a press release. “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 170-pound tournament includes a talented field of Lima, Koreshkov, current champion Rory MacDonald, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Neiman Gracie, Jon Fitch, and Ed Ruth with Lorenz Larkin and Yaroslav Amosov being alternative fighters.
Joe Rogan would love for BELLATOR to become a full rival to UFC