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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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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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Ballengee Group Acquires Football Agency, Signs Record Breaking Baseball Extension And Pushes The Combat Sports Scene

Per a press release from the company, Ballengee Group has acquired Fischman and Wiltz Sports, an NFL representation practice, introducing the full-service Ballengee Group to football representation. Certified NFL Agents Martin Fischman and Dr. Stanley Wiltz will be leading the new football division. Long-time client service managers Rick Roberts and Matt Gilley are also joining […]

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Contracts In The MMA World

Contracts are involved in almost every business. Whether it is employment contracts, independent contractor contracts, promotional contracts, the list goes on and on. Furthermore, navigating the complexities of contract law can be particularly overwhelming. This is why so many businesses rely on the services of contract law experts such as LegalVision. However, contracts in the […]

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MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

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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Mega Brands Enter Into The Mixed Martial Arts Market

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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Six Questions With NFL And MMA Agent Audie Attar

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 did you decide to […]

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University Of Oregon Sports & Entertainment Law Conference

*Cheerleaders may or may not be in attendance. What: University of Oregon School of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Conference 2011 Where: White Stag Building, Portland, Oregon (map) When: Friday, January 28, 2011 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Schedule: 8:00am-9:00am: Registration 9:15am-10:30am: MMA: The Legal Aspects of an Emerging Sport Brad Darcy – Executive Director […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/20/2010)

I am up in New York for the weekend, staying in Scarsdale, but I will be in the City all day today.  A lot of business meetings scheduled.  Saturday will be a true day of rest, as I celebrate a friend’s birthday.  Can’t beat the fact that one of my clients will be at the […]

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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 […]