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Twitter reacts to PFL acquisition of Bellator MMA with comments from Jake Paul, Francis Ngannou, and more!

Professional Fighters League (PFL) today announced its acquisition of Bellator MMA, as well as its plans to run two independent promotions through 2024. Paramount is expected to retain a minority stake in Bellator and company executives (like president Scott Coker) will have the option to remain onboard following the merger.

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“This totally changes the MMA landscape overnight,” founder Donn Davis told Financial Times. “You essentially put two, number-two companies to create a co-leader. The combined PFL Bellator roster now has 30 percent of its fighters who are ranked top 25 in the world by Fight Matrix. That’s the same as UFC has in their roster.”

Some of the top Twitter reactions listed below:

“The combined PFL and Bellator fighter rosters are second to none in MMA,” said Peter Murray, PFL CEO. “We can’t wait to bring MMA fans what they have been asking for — best vs. best with the PFL champions vs. Bellator champions Mega-Event.”

UFC CEO Dana White has yet to comment.

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