27 Sep 50 Cent Will Award $1 Million To Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Winner
50 Cent won’t be the only one saying, “I Get Money”.
The G-Unit rapper and his new champagne, Le Chemin du Roi Champagne, are teaming up with Bellator. The “comprehensive relationship” includes a new apparel line and a champagne sponsorship.
Perhaps most importantly, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will offer $1 million in cash to the winner of the upcoming Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.
“I am excited to partner with the Bellator Viacom franchise,” Jackon said in a press release. “Mixed martial arts yields some of the most action-packed events in the world. I’m excited for people to see how I plan to shake up MMA with the integration of my ‘Get The Strap’ trademark as well as my luxury champagne Le Chemin du Roi.”
“Bellator has a roster filled with some of the most charismatic athletes in the world,” he added. “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.”
50 Cent and Scott Coker have been closely linked for some time now. The entrepreneur was even rumoured to step in the cage. It seems, however, 50 Cent will stick to sweeping the competition behind the scenes.
The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a trilogy bout between former champions Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. Bellator 206 also features a super fight between welterweight and middleweight champions Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva square off for a fourth time in the co-main event.
The full tournament lineup is as follows:
Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN First-Round Matchups:
Douglas Lima (29-7) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (21-2)
Paul Daley (40-16-2) vs. Michael Page (13-0)
Neiman Gracie (8-0) vs. Ed Ruth (6-0)
Rory MacDonald (20-4) vs. Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC)
Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (20-0)
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