Sophomore effort expected to surpass initial conference
Merrick, NY (USA): The Fight Summit, which held its inaugural event this past December, has announced its second event. The next Fight Summit is scheduled to take place the weekend of October 7th-9th at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Monday the 10th will be Columbus Day, so it will be a three-day weekend for many. Also, admission has been lowered (an announcement will be forthcoming), and the expo floor will increase by twenty booths.
The same caliber of names are expected to populate the speaker list this year as those who were a part of the 2010 edition. The first few speakers have been confirmed, and The Fight Summit is pleased to announce that author Brian Cain, manager Ed Soares, Hans Molenkamp of Triumph United, and world-renowned cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran will all be returning. In addition, Trevor Wittman from Grudge Training Center, renowned strength and conditioning coach Jonathan Chaimberg, Alchecmist Management’s Lex McMahon, and Bad Boy’s Mike Calmenson will be speaking, and grappling artist Chris Herzog of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu will be conducting a seminar. More speakers covering a variety of topics will be announced in the coming months.
2010’s Fight Summit took place December 17th-19th at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was the first conference and trade show for professionals in all disciplines and levels of the mixed martial arts community. Fight Summit attendees were able to learn from the best of the best, as luminaries such as MMA legends Randy Couture, Mark DellaGrotte from Sityodtong, and Greg Jackson taught MMA trainers how to coach and run their academies better. Other guests included some of the top MMA apparel companies hosting clothing line seminars, and some of the best managers in the sport, such as Ed Soares (manager to Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and more) and Monte Cox (Matt Hughes, Jeremy Horn, and more), who discussed the ins and outs of MMA fighter representation. Other topics covered included academy management, PR and media relations, handling legal situations, MMA and striking seminars, apparel design, production, and sourcing, promotion marketing, and many other subjects.
“The Fight Summit set the standard in 2010, and we’re going to do everything we can to exceed expectations this year,” said Fight Summit manager Mike Hauben. “We were very pleased with the turnout and the caliber of the speakers last year, and so it only made sense to do it again. By lowering admission prices and holding the event on a holiday weekend, we hope that we’ll be able to educate even more in the MMA business.”