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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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COVID-19 Finds Endeavor Looking to Raise Capital

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood powerhouse Endeavor is one of the talent agencies struggling to financially meet is obligations to its employees, clients and investors. As recently reported by the New York Post, Endeavor is looking to raise $250 million to offset some of the financial windfall suffered from the agency’s entertainment-business properties, including the […]

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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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Ultimate Fighting

Alvarez Finally Gets His UFC Wish

Eddie Alvarez has finally had his wish granted by making it into the UFC after he was released from Bellator in order to enter free agency. The lightweight had been attempting to secure a move to the UFC for years, but a series of contract disputes with former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney stopped Alvarez from […]

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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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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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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/11/2013)

The big news in the agent world this week is that the State of North Carolina is backing up its word that it is serious about enforcing its athlete agent law.  The revelation is unsettling for those indicted and others who may have ignored the state’s law in recent years.  However, for those agents conducting […]

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Book Review: Renegades Write The Rules

Amy Jo Martin’s Renegades Write The Rules (officially released tomorrow, but can be ordered today), is the social media maven’s “how-to” book that explains how she used social media to reconfigure her business and life, and how all of us can do the same.  The most important take away from the 176 page (advance uncorrected […]