Jul
17

The Star That Is Conor McGregor

Connor McGregor at the UFC Dublin press conference. Photo courtesy of Darren Heitner, Sports Agent Blog.

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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Jul
07

Economic Impact Of The UFC/Combat Sports

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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…
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May
14

Controversy Will Continue With The 10-point Must System

Robbie Lawler (blue gloves) is declared the winner after his welterweight bout during UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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 boxing is corrupt, that something…
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Apr
15

MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

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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.”  However, social media can…
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Mar
20

Mainstream Mixed Martial Arts Leads To Decline In Sponsorship Dollars

Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With major MMA leagues airing on network television including FOX, NBC sports network, CBS, and Spike T.V. one would assume that fighters are being paid more to represent companies in and out of the cage. Well that assumption is dead wrong. In the last few months we have seen fighters such as Mac Danzig voice…
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Mar
18

Mega Brands Enter Into The Mixed Martial Arts Market

Jon "Bones" Jones. Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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. Fast forward to 2014 and…
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Jan
09

The UFC, A Growing Juggernaut

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The following article was written by Warren M. Jackson, a Sports Marketing Agent. Make no mistake about it: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the premier mixed martial arts promotion company on the face of the earth. Perhaps you consider them monopolistic. Maybe even bullies. In your opinion, Dana White is probably an aggressive promoter/businessman/asshole. You may…
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Sep
28

The UFC Boasts Big Earnings

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In 2008, Forbes magazine valued the UFC/Zuffa LLC at 1 billion dollars. Since then, according to an interview UFC President Dana White did with the Indianapolis Star, that figure has nearly tripled with White estimating that the company is now worth around the 2.5 billion dollar range. This is an impressive growth margin for a…
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Sep
02

UFC President to Join U.S. Presidents

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It looks like UFC president, Dana White has a new reason to be smiling. Not only have the last few UFC events been extremely successful and entertaining, accompanied by a sold out and much hyped UFC fan expo in Boston this past weekend, but he was just invited to be the guest speaker this year…
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Jul
30

MMA Agent Ken Pavia Sued by UFC

MMA’s biggest agent (and SAB interviewee), Ken Pavia along with the up-start Bellator fighting promotion have been sued by UFC parent company, Zuffa LLC. The suit alleges that Pavia passed along trade secrets and confidential Zuffa documents to upstart MMA promotion Bellator. Zuffa believes that Bellator used these documents to help run their business. Bellator…
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