October 31, 2022
Heavy Duty Fight Management & Jackson Wink MMA Athlete Management Sign Exclusive Partnership Deal Aimed At Global Expansion In Combat Sports
Leading athlete management agencies join forces as they plan for global expansion.
LONDON, United Kingdom - Jackson Wink MMA Athlete Management and Heavy Duty Fight Management have signed an exclusive deal which will see the 2 entities merge combat sport athlete operations on every major continent with immediate effect.
President of Athlete Management & Director of Athlete Development for Jackson Wink MMA Jeffrey Chavez commented, 'We are extremely pleased to get this deal over the line with Heavy Duty Fight Management. We believe this is the first deal where 2 major combat sports athlete management entities have come together for the better good of the athletes they represent. It was also important that we found a partner who shared the same core values as Jackson Wink for us to confidently move forward on an agreement like this.
These are exciting times for everyone involved in this partnership as we look to build on our joint successes & expand our global reach into new territories’.
Heavy Duty Fight Management CEO Jason Van Schalkwyk commented, 'We are entering an exciting new phase of athlete management with this new partnership. The team at Jackson Wink have been involved at the very top of combat sports for many years & produced some of the very best athletes to ever compete in mixed martial arts.
This partnership will not only continue to create a pathway to every major global mixed martial arts promotion for our athletes, but it will also see us break new ground into other areas of combat sports such as Boxing, Muay Thai & Bare-Knuckle Boxing'.
While continuing to focus on territories where both teams already have a strong presence, the plan will be to look to implement strategies for key territories such as Africa, Australasia & Asia for athlete management & athlete development.
The foundations are well & truly in place for the new team to create something unique for athletes across a whole range of combat sport disciplines in the coming years.
This article first appeared on JACKSONWINK.COM on 10/31/2022