Donn Davis’ Midas touch turns PFL into gold standard in MMA

PFL co-founder and chairman Donn Davis

Professional Fighters League co-founder and chairman Donn Davis has put together an amazing group of investors that helped fast track its rise in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

Among those investors include Swan & Legend Venture Partners and Matterhorn Private Equity and the likes of NBA’s Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, NHL’s New Jersey Devils co-managing partner and minority owner David Blitzer, MLB’s Washington Capitals owner Mark Lerner, actor Kevin Hart, MGM Television chief Mark Burnett, and American author, life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

The PFL has risen to the top two MMA leagues in the world, along with the UFC, thanks to its exclusive regular-season tournament-style league format, as well as its revolutionary use of tech to enhance fan and viewer experience with the use of their proprietary SmartCage technology.

Currently preparing for its 2021 season next year, the PFL is looking forward to massive growth through global expansion, including signing talents from across the world and potentially taking the product to international soil in the future.

Davis has been a huge part of the PFL’s success.

And it’s not hard to imagine how it came to be because Davis’ track record of success speaks for itself.

Davis, a Miami University graduate and University of Michigan Law School alum, began his career as an associate at the Sidley Austin law firm, before becoming Chief Legal Counsel for the Chicago Cubs.

In 1998, he earned what many believe as his big break, joining America online and helping take the American web portal to the next level.

Then in 2005, Davis, along with Steve Case, founded Revolution Growth, the venture that was responsible for putting brands such as Scopely, ZipCar, DraftKings, SportRadar, and BigCommerce on the map.

With his unbelievable foresight, Davis invested and became a co-owner of Team Liquid in 2016. It’s the most decorated franchise in eSports today.

Davis’ Midas touch has carried over to PFL.