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Elon Musk could really be a figurehead for Midnight Mania. The eccentric billionaire and Tesla CEO most definitely keeps it “weird and wild,” as his late-night tweets have shifted the stock market and earned him multi-million dollar fines in the past. Now, NY Post reports that Musk is joining the board of directors at Endeavor, the entertainment company which owns UFC.
In their filing, Endeavor explained the reason for recruiting Musk, citing his “professional background and experience running a public company” and “previously held senior executive-level positions, his service on other public company boards and his experience starting, growing and integrating businesses.”
In a move that is also related to a forthcoming initial public offering (IPO), The Post reports that Endeavor is looking to consolidate complete ownership of UFC, buying the remaining 20% stake. Buying 100% of the combat sports promotion and bringing Musk on board are surely moves to help bolster next month’s Endeavor IPO, which previously came to a halt back in September 2019 after low interest.
This will not be Musk’s first crossover into the world of MMA. He’s appeared at UFC events in the past, as well as been a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast — to disastrous results! It remains to be seen how much influence Musk will have over the UFC, which may just be in need of some union-busting given recent fighter pay debate.
Two men who were looking to fight Leon Edwards react to his new (and unexpected!) match up vs. Nate Diaz.
March 31, 2021
I’ll stay ready— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 31, 2021
I guess I’ll settle for colby— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 31, 2021
Former UFC and Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith is heading the WWE.
Khabib shuts down Tony Ferguson’s continued trash talk:
You have a fight soon, your opponent is very tough and most underestimated in lightweight division, focus on him. I wish you and your family best, even though you look like a shit.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 31, 2021
Derrick Lewis smells an opportunity.
I’ll do it for 8 million shiiiittt @ufc— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) March 31, 2021
Georges St. Pierre hitting mitts as a Southpaw with Freddie Roach. I think stance-switching “GSP” is a new mythical fighter!
I found the results of this study both interesting and surprising, but my main takeaway confirmed a belief my own years of training gave me: a lot of people give up on chokes too quickly!
Nate Diaz dropped a new anti-Conor McGregor rant on Twitter today, and it’s somewhat coherent!
Who went up two weight classes in half a day notice no hesitation and not promotion about it just did it cause I ain’t no bitch how’s that Conor fuck u— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Whatever u think u did already been done by a real G
Try not to get finished agaaaain pic.twitter.com/eA5zK7Ffp3
40 mill is too low— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
I do it myself— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
They give u a booster seat
Salty asss bitch
Remember when you never got this back and tried to carry on with your life real martial artist learn where they fucked up .. pic.twitter.com/NC0EZEPY3O— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Rafael Fiziev has RHYTHM!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
The art of deception applied at the highest level — Sun Tzu would be impressed!
Ben Askren’s highlights from his college wrestling career are a lot of fun to watch. The man earned his nickname!
A telegraphed punch goes very, very wrong.
No guts, no glory!
Midnight Music: Some of the hardest bars ever spit!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.