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VaynerSports Signs UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic

Just over a month after expanding into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, VaynerSports announced the signing of UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. “So happy about @stipemiocic joining us @vaynersports. This is a big deal”, tweeted Gary Vaynerchuk, Co-Founder of VaynerSports. ‘A big deal’ might be one of the understatements of the year as this […]

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VaynerSports Continues Its Expansion Into MMA

In what is slowly becoming a weekly tradition, VaynerSports has made yet another announced as the dynamic agency has expanded into the world of Mixed Martial Arts and broader, combat and action sports. VaynerSports has acquired the clientele of Lloyd Pierson, formerly of Ballengee Group, and Pierson will join the VaynerSports family and run its […]

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Gerardo Fanny Signs With Paradigm Sports

Gerardo Fanny, who boasts a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) record of 9-1, has signed with Paradigm Sports Management. Fanny’s last major fight came on October 5, 2019, when he beat Luiz Filho in an SHC Bantamweight Championship title bout. “Excited to welcome Gerardo Fanny to Paradigm Sports for full-service representation,” stated Paradigm Sports. “Gerardo […]

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Online Casino Enters The World Of MMA Sponsorship

Writer, blogger, and soundbite machine Susan Gale said: “Sometimes when two worlds collide, a better one is created.” It is highly unlikely that she had in mind either the world of mixed martial arts or that of the online casino industry, yet these apparently separate sectors have recently come together and could create something very […]

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Ballengee Group Hires Matt Vinnola as Director of Operations

According to a press release from the company, Ballengee Group has hired former MLB front office executive Matt Vinnola as its Director of Operations. Vinnola joins the agency after most recently serving as the Texas Rangers’ Director of Baseball Operations. During his time with the Rangers, the club appeared in two World Series and won […]

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Asia-Based MMA Promotion Launches Agent Certification Program To Rout Theft

If you are interested in representing fighters participating in the ONE Championship, then you now must first be certified with the organization. Chairman Chatri Sityodtong announced the creation of a certification program earlier today and made it clear that only agents and/or managers who have received certification by ONE Championship will be permitted to work […]

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NLRB Dismissal Halts UFC Union Progress

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board planned to dismiss the complaint filed by former UFC bantamweight Leslie Smith. The former fighter claims that the mixed martial arts promotional company has misclassified fighters as independent contractors and the decision to forgo renewing her contract was retaliation for her involvement in Project Spearhead. Project Spearhead was […]

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Agent Forms Advisory Boards In Effort To Unionize UFC

According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, Jeff Borris, the veteran MLB agent is introducing two advisory boards this week in an effort to unionize the UFC. One board will be made up of MMA agents and the other of UFC fighters. Borris announced plans in August to form a union for UFC fighters and without […]

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The Star That Is Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor had an outstanding debut at UFC on Fuel TV 9 where he knocked out Marcus Brimage in 1 minute and 7 seconds. Before his debut, McGregor had a lot of hype behind him and told the media, fans, the UFC, anyone who would listen that he was going to bring the […]

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Economic Impact Of The UFC/Combat Sports

MMA and Boxing both call Las Vegas the capital of their respective sports. To analyze the economic impact these sports have on the world we will look at recent fights in Las Vegas by boxing superstar Manny Paquiao and MMA superstar Anderson Silva and how those fights and future fights affect the economy. On fight […]