Weidman signs with sports agency

March 6, 2015

MMA Fighting reports that UFC middleweight champion has signed with Paradigm Sports Management.  The agency represents an array of athletes including other UFC stars such as Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Matt Mitrione and Tony Ferguson.

The Orange County, California-based firm secured the middleweight champ after he visited its offices.  Weidman is also represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency.  One might conclude that William Morris will help Weidman with mainstream media-type opportunities while PSM will handle the day-to-day MMA business.

Payout Perspective:

The only surprise here is that Weidman was without official representation prior to his signing.  The list of fighters already with PSM probably helped out with Weidman’s decision.  With the new sponsor deal set to go on in July, the management role may see a shift to helping with other fighter issues.  Obviously, there is the big issue of drug testing with Weidman’s fight with Belfort Memorial Day weekend where one might see a manager ensuring that all of the drug protocols are followed by the commission.

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