After months of rumors and hypothesis, PFL’s acquisition of Bellator is closing.
PFL chief Donn Davis on Monday introduced the information on social media, prompting an instantaneous response from fighters within the PFL fold, which incorporates influencer turned boxer turned MMA hopeful Jake Paul.
Paul, who purchased in to PFL along with linking to the promotion for his MMA debut, was amongst a number of rapid reactions to the acquisition. Right here’s how fighters reacted to the information.
It’s unhappy to see @BellatorMMA as we all know it ending. Bellator is an enormous a part of my story. I hope the long run is shiny and to see what @PFLMMA has in retailer for us, and that Mike Kogan and the group keep.
— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) November 20, 2023
Excited for the fighters and the brand new challenges they’ll face with the merging of rosters. What fights do you wanna see them make first? https://t.co/gcRpXnRUna
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) November 20, 2023
I’m interested in the way forward for the @BellatorMMA Bantamweight division and what’s subsequent with @PFLMMA. The Bellator crew was nice, I hope they and Mike kogan are nonetheless a part of the promotion.
— Leandro Higo (@LeandroHigoMMA) November 20, 2023