UFC fight managers set to meet next week

May 13, 2015

MMA Fighting reports on an upcoming meeting among UFC fight managers to discuss the business of the sport in light of the upcoming changes to the company’s sponsorship policy.  With the release of the Reebok pay tiers, it’s clear that managers and their fighters are concerned.

The meeting will occur before UFC 187 which takes place in Las Vegas.  It is being put together by MMA managers Mike Roberts and Jeff Meyer of MMA, Inc.  While no agenda has been revealed to the public, it’s clear that the Reebok deal will be a central focus of the discussion.

UFC fighters’ opinions on the Reebok deal have been split after the money figures were disclosed.  Certainly, the negative opinions of the deal on social media by many have received the most notoriety.

Payout Perspective:

One might surmise that a reason this meeting is set to take place is to determine the future of the MMA manager in the UFC.  It’s clear that eliminating sponsors in July negates one of the main tasks of the manager.  While there are other ways that a manager may be of service to a fighter, obtaining sponsors is key.  One has to wonder how many managers (and fighters) show up at the meeting.  Also, what will come out of this meeting?  Will there be a unified request to the UFC to ask for a reconsideration of the sponsor pay schedule like the UFC amended its sponsor pay model?  We will see.

3 Responses to “UFC fight managers set to meet next week”

  1. tops E on May 13th, 2015 9:09 PM

    Start a union hahahaha

  2. saldathief on May 13th, 2015 9:11 PM

    the coffee and donut bill form this meeting will cost more then what they are discussing hahaha

  3. d on May 13th, 2015 9:33 PM

    Sal considers coffee and donuts nutritious meals. I guess it would be for a lard ass diaper wearer like him. HAHAHA!

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