SuckerPunch Entertainment and Champion Management LLC announced today a strategic alliance formed to represent several of the world’s top Mixed Martial Arts athletes.
The joint effort marks Champion’s entry into the wildly popular arena of mixed martial arts (MMA), the world’s fastest growing sport. SuckerPunch Entertainment represents some of the MMA’s best-known competitors, including Jeff Curran, Jens Pulver, and Amir Sadollah, winner of Spike TV’s most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter. Champion will seek sponsorship, endorsement and other marketing opportunities for all fighters and coaches currently managed by SuckerPunch.
“MMA represents a tremendous growth opportunity on today’s sports and entertainment landscape,” said Ladd Biro, Champion’s president. “Corporate America has already recognized the popularity of the sport among important demographic segments, and we believe the extraordinary talent in SuckerPunch’s athlete stable will have great appeal to brands seeking an affinity with the vast and loyal MMA audience.”
“MMA has launched into the mainstream consciousness in the United States, and around the globe,” said Brian Butler, president of SuckerPunch. “The Alliance of SuckerPunch and Champion will expose our fighters to more household brands looking to reach the legions of fans of this amazing sport.”
About Champion Management LLC
Champion Management LLC is a privately held sports and entertainment marketing agency based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The firm has secured lucrative sponsorships and endorsements for some of the biggest names in a wide array of sports, including global wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, boxing legend Roy Jones, Jr., two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon, NFL Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Randy White, freestyle motocross pro Jimmy McNeil, elite B.A.S.S. angler Gary Klein and PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes.
About SuckerPunch Entertainment
SuckerPunch is a privately held sports marketing and management company that represents athletes in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. It has formed lucrative sponsorships and endorsements for some of the most respected athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts including Jens Pulver, Jeff Curran, Amir Sadollah, Bart Palaszewski Nate Mohr and Eric Schafer.