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
It was announced yesterday that Bellator Fighting Championship founder and CEO, Bjorn Rebney as well as President and COO Tim Danaher have stepped down effective immediately from their roles with the company. This is huge news for the MMA world. While Bellator has never been friendly with the UFC, the ‘beef’
Contracts are involved in almost every business. Whether it is employment contracts, independent contractor contracts, promotional contracts, the list goes on and on. However, contracts in the MMA world can be very “shady”, “sticky”, “fake”, and down right “criminal”. In 2007, UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture was involved in a very
On May 3rd, 2014 Floyd Money Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana in one of the closest fights in recent history. Undoubtedly, the closest fight Money Mayweather has been in… quite possibly his entire career. While that fight was insanely close, fans throughout the world screamed controversy that Maidana was robbed, that
Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media will play an important role in the MMA community. Everyday people are passed over on jobs because their prospective employer searched their Facebook profile and found an inappropriate picture, post, or anything that may be considered a “red flag.”
On August 18, 2011 the UFC announced they had reached a seven-year agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. Within minutes of that groundbreaking announcement both managers and fighters began to wonder what major brands would enter into the MMA market now that the UFC had secured a network television deal.
The following “Six Questions” short interview with Audie Attar, NFL Player Agent, MMA Agent, and President/Founder of Paradigm Sports Management, was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns. Connect with Audie on Twitter and LinkedIn. 1. You founded your very own sports agency in 2009 with Paradigm Sports Management. Why