Finding a Job in the Sports Business Isn't As Hard As You Think
THE VIEW INSIDE a local mma event, with a seating capacity of 1,200
Just try getting a job in the NFL, NBA or MLB.

Not one of those ticket sales rep jobs either. I'm talking about a front office position.

You'll have just as much luck if you were to apply at one of the big sports agencies like WME or CAA.

The fact is, if you want one of those glamorous sports careers you see in movies like Jerry McGuire, you'll need some combination of the following:
  • A law degree from a top institution
  • ​An existing clientele of top professional athletes
  • ​A pre-existing relationship with an executive or athlete
While many career paths are blocked by a glass ceiling, combat sports remains one of the most accessible industries in the sports business.

And the combat sports business is BIG BUSINESS.

In 2019 alone, UFC had over $1.1 billion in revenue. Bellator another $50 million. Golden Boy Promotions, Top Rank and several other boxing promoter's cleared $100 million in 2019 revenue.

"But how is that different from any of the other major sports? There are only so many jobs at those large companies."

Good question.

These large events don't fill their cards with pro debut fighters. They only feature the best of the best from local events being put on all over the world.

While the NFL has college football as a feeder program, and the MLB has it's minor league franchises, the fight business must rely on entrepreneurs.
Local business owners who are putting on fight events in their city are usually highlighting local talent on their cards. Fights who have no yet made it to the national spotlight. And those fighters have managers. Etc.

If you want to be Dana White in your local city, and then perhaps go on to work with him when a fighter graduates to the UFC...well you can do that!

In fact, the business depends on it.

That is why every year thousands of fights are put on around the country and careers are launched. Both inside the arena, and behind the scenes.
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FPU Founder: 
Roy Englebrecht

Hall of Fame boxing and mma promoter based in Los Angeles. He sold his first promotions business to Oscar De La Hoya, which then became Golden Boy Promotions. Roy still promotes shows to this day under the Roy Englebrecht Promotions banner. FPU was founded to give back to the industry he loves, and teach other entrepreneur's how to create a lucrative business in combat sports.
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