Online casino sponsorship in MMA

The online casino industry is advancing like never before. As you may have noticed, new online casinos pop up each year. And the industry is projected to keep growing the coming years as well. With this, we see an increase in gambling sponsorship in most sports, as new companies need to reach out to potential … Read more

What does it really cost to be an MMA fighter? (Part 2)

In the first of this two-part series about what it costs to be a fighter, I discussed things like training camp, food costs, and supplements. Now we’re back for Part 2 to talk about more expenses that come up as the fight gets closer. Every pro fighter is familiar with the medical tests required for … Read more

UFC champ Jon Jones distraught over losing Nike endorsement… or is he?

Shortly after Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing that handed down a $50,000 fine and 40 hours of community service to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, the pound-for-pound king posted a video of himself on Instagram lamenting the loss of his Nike endorsement, which is said to have been in the six-figures. We were … Read more

Bellator’s Bjorn Rebney says they will never have a sponsor tax like the UFC

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The UFC has taken a lot of heat since they implemented their discretionary sponsor tax, which can reportedly run as high as $100,000. This means if the UFC wants to they will charge a company for the right to sponsor any of their fighters. Needless to say, MMA fighter sponsorship opportunities have taken a hit because of this.

The Cageside Beat January 21, 2010: Luke and Charis Burrett

Join Brian and Mike this Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 PM ET for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Brian and Mike will be welcoming Silver Star co-founders Luke and Charis Burrett back to the show to discuss Silver Star’s rise to prominence in the MMA world and future plans for the company.

This episode is sponsored by Silver Star, and Silver Star has once again graciously agreed to sponsor our newest MMA trivia contest. Five winners will each receive one of the Silver Star shirts pictured below as well as an autographed picture of Charis.

Follow the jump for details on how to tune into the show and to download last week’s episode.

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IT’S TIME! Bruce Buffer is Silver Star Casting Company’s official brand ambassador

(IRVINE, CA) – Main “Voice of MMA” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship main events, Bruce Buffer, has inked a deal with Silver Star becoming the heavy-hitting MMA apparel brand’s official ambassador, a deal that includes an upcoming signature Bruce Buffer tee by Silver Star.

Buffer, first began at UFC 8 and has announced every show for the UFC since UFC 13, plus K-1 kickboxing events, Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championships, HBO Boxing and many other MMA events internationally. In addition to hosting the popular “IT’S TIME!” life-styles radio show on, Buffer is also a world-ranked poker player on the professional circuit who has been seen on ESPN’s World Series of Poker Main Event and placed 6th in Season 3 of the World Poker Tour and is a “Pro Player” for Full Tilt Poker. Aside from his love of the UFC and MMA, he is also an avid surfer and works in many areas of sports and entertainment.

I wanted to align myself with a brand that’s worn by champions and coveted by fans,” said UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer. “I respect the true spirit of sportsmanship fueling Silver Star and its athletes and I am proud to support the line, which I feel is the finest designed clothing line available to the fans of MMA today and for many years to come. I work with only the best and what they have planned for the future is awesome so I look forward to being an integral part of their ongoing success in their varied lifestyles marketplace.”

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Silver Star to sponsor Jerome Le Banner at K-1 World Grand Prix 2009

Although it is not MMA news, this definitely bears mentioning. As many of you probably know, Silver Star sponsors athletes across a number of extreme sports. With the addition of Jerome Le Banner, Silver Star has officially thrown its hat into the ring of another combat sport – kickboxing.

(IRVINE, CA) – Silver Star Casting Company has inked their first kickboxer sponsorship with K-1 kickboxing superstar, Jerome Le Banner. Details of the sponsorship include a signature walkout tee for his K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final fight on December 5, 2009 against Semmy Schilt in Yokohama, Japan.

Le Banner is famous for his aggressive fighting style, and knockout power. His upcoming fight will mark his 11th appearance at the World Grand Prix Finals.

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