Sports Agents Ultimate Fighting

Want to be an Ultimate Fighting agent?

UFC is the way to bePersonally, I am not a huge fan of Ultimate Fighting. My cousin used to partake in the sport, but it is just a little to gruesome for my liking. My tastes may not represent the population as a whole, though [Ultimate fighting anyone?]. Is Ultimate Fighting really already bigger than the sport of boxing? has reported that UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was among the top 5 search queries on its database after a pay-per-view event from Las Vegas. The actual event was also sold-out [Ultimate Fighting’s popularity continues to rise]. UFC is currently sanctioned in more than 20 states and has plans to legalize the sport throughout the United States and introduce it in Europe. Its fan base continues to increase, and Spike TV’s “Ultimate Fighter” show averaged 2.2 million viewers in its 3rd season [Ultimate fighting rebuilds after shaky start].

UFC lightweight champion Chuck Liddell makes more than $1 million per year, and this is in a sport that has still not really become mainstream. Viewer numbers for pay-per-view fights are already comparable to WWE events.  With increasing interest in the sport, could this become a lucrative market for Sports Agents to enter?

[tags]ultimate fighting, ufc, sports agent, chuck liddell[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.