The smoke has cleared, now is a good time as any to talk about #MickMaynardDay, the LFC and RFA Merger, and not to forget lastly but not least Mick Maynard taking the new position as VP of talent relations at the UFC!
Nation wide renowned Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance have joined forces! Two of the the nations, and top promotions have transformed into a mega promotion, fusing together as if to make a super robot! In reality a super League is what has transpired. Former leagues headed by president’s Maynard and Soares, along with the AXS.TV team, all promise the same great events with the same excellent fights, production and coverage, but just on a larger scale, as one would predict with two powerhouses coming together! They are expected to make there debut in early 2017 and forecast roughly around 30 shows for 2017. This will generate into a growth for the sport and economy, in the MMA community/world, but also significantly to the cities and fighters that will take part in these near future events. Be on the look out for LFA (LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE) and its future Champions!
#MickMaynardDay is the day I gave my good friend of many years, when I found out of his acceptance of his new position as VP of talent relations at the UFC. I was ecstatic when the news was released, partly because I predicted it two weeks prior to when I seen him on the stage at UFC 203 in Joe Silvia’s spot (formal UFC Talent Relations Coordinator). Prior to that clue was the resignation of Joe Silva, choosing not to renew his contract with the UFC. In my opinion, he has made his money and has done a great job for so many years, contributing abundantly to what MMA is today. I assume he wants to enjoy life and the mass fortune he acquired from his diligent work. Now he can spend his days spoiling his kids and grand kids!
Well #MickMaynardDay was a blast, I surly cant wait till next years!!! One thing that the community had feared as so did I myself, was that we would be loosing our favorite MMA mate, the Aussie that took TX MMA to a whole other level and truly the reason why our city is so fortunate! So I reached out to Mick and he had this to say in reassurances to us. “I’m not going anywhere, Houston MMA has only gotten stronger!” This month in the MMA world has been BIG… from the big shift in Talent Relations at the top, to the well renowned league merger, and not but not least all the great fights that took place in the great state of Texas and our Nation!!!