is thier any promoters that would pay for my trainin i really want to make a good life for myself
#1 October 26, 12:24 am
is thier any promoters that would pay for my trainin i really want to make a good life for myself
i was in and out of foster care since 5 years old a rough life butt then i saw that fighting letts me control who i am .... so was just wonderingg if a sponser could pay for my trainin so i can make something of my life.
johnathon little
#2 October 26, 8:41 am
Do you have any amateur or professional fights? Have you ever trained at a gym before? Promoters do not pick up the tab for fighters' training. Sponsors really do not exist for amateurs with no experience. Some might be willing to sponsor you with gear, but it would be rare for one to pay for your training.

You might try contacting some local companies in your city/town. Maybe one of them might be willing to assist you with your training as a sponsor. You can try knocking on gym doors to see if anyone will let you train for free. Your best bet is to find a way to pay your gyms fees and if the owner/trainers see potential, they might let you train for free if you represent their gym or workout a trade.
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#3 October 26, 9:18 am
Fighters should familiarize themselves with what different people in the industry do:

Promoter: Shells out the time and money to provide a venue for fighters to fight in order to (ideally) receive a profit from this investment. Does not pay for anything for the fighters most of the time aside from a purse for pros and SOMETIMES travel/lodging for ammys (but not always). Will hold on to their money like it is their life blood, unless you are a top name fighter and worth them spending the money on.

Sponsor: Provides money and/or gear in exchange for a fighter promoting their brand. Again, will not pay you any money unless you are a proven financial benefit to their company. This would include a gym who allows you to train for free in exchange for your sponsorship.

Manager: Works for a percentage of fighters' pay to obtain fights, review contracts, obtain sponsorships, and basically plan and guide the career of said fighter. Does not pay fighters any money for anything. Only acts as a middleman for the exchange of money. Will not pay for your medicals, training, or any other fees unless you have some express arrangement as such.

Bottom line usually is, unless you can show you have financial value to any one of these individuals, they will not help you. MMA is a business and everyone wants a piece of the pie so to speak. Having said that, finding a good gym to train is crucial and will be a financial benefit to you in the long run even if you pay full price for training.

Best of luck to you, fighters have my utmost respect, you guys give a lot of yourselves to the work you do and often gain the least from your efforts.
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#4 October 26, 4:54 pm
thinks for the help
johnathon little
#5 December 20, 5:03 pm
im in the same boat johnathon i got 4 kids an they take all my money lol
Looney
#6 December 22, 8:50 am
same bout as well. don't have any sponsors but my training is free through my gym i payed at first but then it got cheaper after every fight.I was also in foster care from 13 on so you might have to make a small investment in yourself to give others a chance to see what you see
#7 December 22, 9:09 am
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Originally posted by: Mike Smiley

same bout as well. don't have any sponsors but my training is free through my gym. I paid at first but then it got cheaper after every fight.I was also in foster care from 13 on so you might have to make a small investment in yourself to give others a chance to see what you see.



Great posting and very well put.
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#8 December 22, 6:57 pm
yeah dude i dont have any sponsors but i did manage to get into a gym and my manager talked the price way down to where i could afford if i were you try to find a legit manager dont sign any contracts up front that part is key some people will talk you into a contract and then you have to pay out of pocket mine basically put it to me like this "you are an investment im doing the work until you get sponsors then ill make 10% of the cash pay out from them" thats what you need to find dude in all honesty it will help a lot.
#9 December 22, 7:06 pm
Hi John,

Your post below was another great share and I'm sure it will answer some questions for aspiring fighters.

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Originally posted by: John Paul Drenner jr

yeah dude i dont have any sponsors but i did manage to get into a gym and my manager talked the price way down to where i could afford if i were you try to find a legit manager dont sign any contracts up front that part is key some people will talk you into a contract and then you have to pay out of pocket mine basically put it to me like this "you are an investment im doing the work until you get sponsors then ill make 10% of the cash pay out from them" thats what you need to find dude in all honesty it will help a lot.
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#10 December 23, 3:14 pm
Thank you I'm just trying to help fighters the right way I figure if I can help others maybe in the future I can receive the same help. Thank you again
#11 January 14, 8:01 am
Also you can go to different gyms and just talk to them about it I got into.a really good.place.for.free. In the past because I explained everything to them and alot of the time they work with you
#12 January 14, 7:42 pm
as a manager of fighters, trainer of fighters, gym owner and matchmaker i will say this. go to your local gym and ask the gym owner if you could train and trade out some specific labor to cover the costs, such as mopping and sweeping mats, cleaning bathrooms, handing out flyers and such. a couple of hours a day will go a long way to earn you a spot in the gym.
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