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AEW owner Tony Khan wants to buy Bellator MMA

Tony Khan, president of AEW, and principal investor Shahid Khan have expressed interest in purchasing the Bellator MMA.

The Khan Family is one of several organisations who have expressed interest in buying Bellator MMA from Paramount Global, according to Ariel Helwani's story on The MMA Hour. It's unclear whether The Khans are still interested or how genuine the interest is.

Along with other non-sports/entertainment businesses, the Khan Family presently owns AEW, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Premier League's Fulham football club.

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the party most interested in buying Bellator MMA, even if this hasn't been officially stated.

Helwani pointed out that PFL initially withdrew and then returned to the discussion a few weeks ago, possibly in connection with fresh investment funds that may be made public in the next weeks or months.

The negotiations this past weekend were acknowledged by the heads of Bellator and the PFL, Scott Coker and Rey Sefo.

Helwani claimed that Liberty Media, a consortium of investors who were also interested in purchasing WWE, has expressed interest.


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