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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 […]

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This past Saturday, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) staged their first pay-per-view event, live from Sacramento, California. The event was a huge success given the fact that the last few weeks had seen disappointing main events put on by the UFC, and all out chaos by Strikeforce on national television. The event sold for $44.95, which […]

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UFC 112: The Aftermath from Abu Dhabi

The first MMA blog I did for Sports Agent Blog dealt with the fallout from a disappointing main event and how it affects the sports as a whole. The UFC is the 800 pound gorilla of MMA and when something happens on the biggest stage in the sport, people react. Imagine a Superbowl where one […]

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What it is Like at a UFC Event – UFC 111

Being a fan of MMA and the UFC for the last 6 years or so, going to a fight live was something I have always wanted to do, and especially recently, has become a priority of mine. The other night I was able to make that a reality as I attended UFC 111 at the […]

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MMA a Future Olympic Sport?

UFC President Dana White stated this week in Sydney, Australia, site of this weekend’s sold out UFC 110, that the UFC would support a move for mixed martial arts to become an Olympic sport. Though he also stated the the company would not actively lobby for MMA’s inclusion, he gave his blessing should the International […]

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Does the NFL Have a Place in MMA?

After last weekend’s MMA debut of former NFL superstar, Herschel Walker, I began to think if MMA could be a legitimate answer for athletes who still thrive to compete but have outstayed their welcome in the NFL either by way of retiring or through being cut. At 47, Walker is still in phenomenal shape and […]