PRESS RELEASE: UFC Fighters Ramsey Nijem and Court McGee Sign with Paradigm MMA Management
UFC fighters Ramsey Nijem and Court McGee sign with Paradigm MMA Management
August 27, 2012
(Irvine, CA) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) up-and-comer Ramsey Nijem and fan favorite Court “The Crusher” McGee have signed with Paradigm MMA Management for full service representation.
In 2011, Ramsey was the runner-up on season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality TV show. After losing in his UFC debut, Ramsey has gone on to win his next two UFC fights bringing his professional record to 6-2 (2-1 in the UFC). Ramsey, whose next fight will be against Joe Proctor on December 8th at UFC on FOX 5, stated that he is excited about the signing and the additional opportunities, “I signed with Paradigm because they bring professionalism to MMA and a new look on the business side of the sport. They bring the same passion and tenacity that I bring to the cage.”
Court McGee was the TUF season 11 winner and holds a professional MMA record of 13-3 with a 3-2 UFC showing. Court signed with Paradigm just weeks before his last bout with Nick Ring, however the move was not announced to avoid any potential distraction. Court was recently featured in an ESPN story called Dead Man Fighting: The Court McGee Story. “I signed with Paradigm Sports Management because I feel like they have a high level of professionalism and because they are willing to negotiate our contractual agreements to my liking. Also I feel Paradigm Sports Management has an ethical approach towards procuring endorsement deals that will help financially secure my families future,” The Crusher said of Paradigm.
Ramsey and Court both fight out of The Pit Elevated training facility in Orem, Utah under veteran MMA coach John Hackelman. Coach Hackelman was the coach of UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, in addition to many other top MMA fighters.
In 2012, Paradigm MMA Management has added 5 more UFC fighters to its client roster. The company continues to grow as a strong player in the business of MMA fighter representation after entering the sport 13 months ago. Paradigm President and founder Audie Attar said this about Ramsey and Court, “We are pleased in having the opportunity to work with two great athletes; with the drive, focus and dedication to take their craft to the next level. What’s even more exciting, these two men are great young leaders with high character and integrity. We are very excited to work with these two.”