can my dad be my mma manager?

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  1. Edgar Lopez

    Edgar Lopez White Belt

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    I'm 16 I'm doing wrestling in high school first then taekwondo, jiu jitsu, and mma. Can my dad be my mma manager after my first amatuer fight?
     
  2. Yrat

    Yrat Purple Belt

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    yes and no, you are still young , the best would be to have a trainer as a manager.
     
  3. qw3rty

    qw3rty PM me for free filler-room uppercuts

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    Maybe his father is his coach, that's the only scenario I'd say yes it's ok
     
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    Your call, champ.
     
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    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Anyone can be your manager
    I dont agree that its best to have a trainer as a manager
    I work in regional MMA and not all trainers have your best interest at heart
    I've seen trainers sacrifice their own students to make another fighter look good or just to have enough fights to put on a show
    Theres a lotta shady shit in small time MMA best to have someone you can trust completely looking out for you
     
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    NHB7 Steel Belt

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    You mean like legally? Of course. Dads are often managers in fighters careers.

    If your Dad wants to be your manager, shouldn't he be the one figuring out these logistics?
     
  7. SalvadorAllende

    SalvadorAllende Interim Belt

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    Ask Stephen Thompson...

    Or if your daddy is a bodybuilder cocaine-steroid dealer you can be like Sage Northcutt.
     
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  8. flyingscissorsheelhook

    flyingscissorsheelhook Brown Belt

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    Worked well for Jake Shields for a long time.
     
  9. Stan

    Stan Black Belt

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    Basically when you turn 18 anyone your mom, dad, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife and even the local hooker can be your MMA manager. When 17 and under only your mom and dad can manage you or someone they agree on and sign a contract with can manage you.
     
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    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Stephen Thompson, Jordan Mein and Sage Northcutt were/are all managed by their fathers if I'm not mistaken.
     
  11. carlos cadona

    carlos cadona Opinions subject to change Banned

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    Sure why not? You don't need anyones permission to hire a manager.
     

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