Marshawn Lynch to invest in Professional Fighters League

Marshawn Lynch

Former All-Pro NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has joined the Professional Fighters League as an investor and brand ambassador, the promotion announced Thursday.

Lynch has been a longtime fan of the MMA and he is the latest celebrity to partner with the league.

"I'm really on that owner hype right now, ya feel me," Lynch said in a statement.

"Pro teams, leagues, companies and brands, I'm wit it. Ownership allows you to be closer to the action, to keep learning and making a difference. At the end of the day, the PFL opportunity is another blessing, that's all I can really say. PFL is the future of MMA and it's always a win-win when you can work with like-minded folks."

While details of the investment have not yet been released, the PFL will already use the Lynch and his brand to promote their products. Their second fight of the season is scheduled to air tonight from Atlantic City, and at the end, PFL will announce a "BeastMode Fighter of the Night."

We're sure this partnership will prove to be a fruitful one.