5 Great MMA Promoters Other Than UFC Chief Dana White You Should Know
MMA has quickly become a bigger sport in the world and many fans around the world are enjoying it. As MMA as…
MMA has quickly become a bigger sport in the world and many fans around the world are enjoying it. As MMA as become a bigger sport, many MMA promotions have joined the regime to promote this sport and bring small-town fighters in front of the world. Among all the promotions, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) headed by Dana White has become the world’s biggest MMA promoter. However, in recent times, many promotions had joined the MMA business and have flourished the sport to the next level. Today, we look at the 5 great MMA promoters other than UFC President Dana White.
5 Great MMA Promoters Other Than UFC Chief Dana White
1. Scott Coker (Bellator MMA)
When it comes to MMA, Scott Coker is among the best MMA promoters around the world. Before becoming the Bellator president, the former movie stuntman started Strikeforce in 1985 which was a kicking boxing promotion. He was known for his extensive booking which later aligned him with Dana White as well. Currently, he is the President of Bellator MMA and has widely promoted the fights around the world.
Former UFC fighters like Cris Cyborg, Matt Mitrione, Gegard Mousasi, Phil Davis, and Ryan Bader have found success in Bellator MMA. They also made a great impact in their MMA career winning championships and putting some hard fights on the line.
2. Krishna Shroff (MFN MMA)
Next, we have a young Indian lady who comes from a Bollywood family who could have worked in the film industry but she ditched it and co-founded MFN MMA alongside her brother Tiger Shroff. MFN MMA is India’s first promotion which is promoting MMA in the country on a wide scale. At just the age of 30, Krishna Shroff managed to build an MMA promotion consisting of Indian fighters who succeeded in their MMA career.
Recently, UFC saw another Indian addition to their roster Anshul Jubli who is also a former MFN fighter. The promotion has brought many male and female fighters on the roster to progress their MMA career.
3. Chatri Sityodtong (ONE Championship)
Chatri Sityodtong is the founder of ONE Championship which is the biggest promotion in Asia. Being a former mixed martial artist, he himself has competed as a fighter and brought the MMA tradition to Asia. ONE Championship has become one of the top rival promotions for UFC which is getting widespread recognition. It has also dominated the UFC in the Asian continent bringing some of the former UFC champions on board.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Demetrious Johnson has found success in ONE Championship as well. Other former UFC fighters like Brandon Vera, Yushin Okami, Arjan Bhullar, and more jumped to ONE to thrive in their MMA career.
4. Peter Murray (PFL)
Peter Murray, the CEO of PFL has brought a new concept of MMA in front of the world. By adding the concept of season format and smart cage, PFL has become the first promotion to do so. Although PFL is not well established due to its recent introduction, Peter Murray has engaged himself in the business to expand the company in various parts of the world.
Recently, PFL signed the biggest heavyweight UFC star and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou putting everyone’s eye on the promotion. He has also signed YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and professional boxer Claressa Shields. Being a former NFL promoter, Murray is quickly making big moves to put the company in front of a bigger audience.
5. Mohammed Shahid (Brave CF)
Mohammed Shahid is the CEO of Brave CF which is a rising and popular MMA promotion in the Middle East and Europe. After founding the Bahrain MMA, an MMA gym, Shahid quickly progressed to join Brave CF founded by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. In recent years, Brave CF had seen a lot of interest from viewers in the middle east with rising numbers in viewership and fan attendance. Recently, Brave CF 70 broke their previous record with their return to Ljubljana, Slovenia with regional sponsors WFC.
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