Industry re-defining annoucement involving GSP, Rebney coming Wednesday

November 28, 2016

A press release sent out Monday indicates that there will be a major MMA announcement this week.  Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, T.J. Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, Tim Kennedy and former MMA promoter Bjorn Rebney are linked to an “industry re-defining” announcement on Wednesday.

A conference call Wednesday afternoon will reveal the details of the announcement.

The speculation is that another MMA Association may be in the offing.  Notably, GSP, Cain, Dillashaw and Kennedy are represented by CAA.  Although I can’t confirm, Cerrone may be represented by CAA as well.

Payout Perspective:

This will be an interesting announcement to learn about.  If it is another take at organizing fighters, it will be the first with big-named fighters putting their name to it.  MMAFA have had support from the likes of Jon Fitch, but GSP is one of the top-tier fighters in MMA.  The other fighters are current UFC fighters.  We may be seeing the rivalry between top Hollywood power brokers (WME-IMG and CAA) seeping into the world of MMA.

5 Responses to “Industry re-defining annoucement involving GSP, Rebney coming Wednesday”

  1. Fight Fan on November 28th, 2016 4:39 PM

    Get your popcorn ready folks, ufc owners knew this was coming and had to bounce just in time.

  2. d on November 28th, 2016 7:56 PM

    They bounced because the got paid around 4b.

  3. Fight Fan on November 28th, 2016 8:43 PM

    True can’t blame them on that. Especially knowing this was coming.

  4. d on November 29th, 2016 12:10 AM

    Everyone analyzing the situation said the same thing- the sale had nothing to do with a potential union, etc. They were blown away with an offer and took it.

  5. tops E on November 29th, 2016 4:52 AM

    Hahahahahaha…

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