So I’d really like to start taking this MMA thing more seriously.
I’m setup for my second MMA fight (probably won’t do much kick-boxing in the short-term, will still do grappling comp) in August.
I have no illusions about supporting myself doing this, but it’d be great if it wasn’t just a huge money pit.
The promotion will basically give me all the tickets I want, and I get a cut of my sales (10-15% I think).
I’ve had a couple ammy-friends who were able to grab some sponsors, and some who started in this same promotion and have been able to make a couple grand per fight from ticket sales.
I’m looking for non-training fighter advice here, both on promoting oneself and selling tickets, and about how to approach businesses for sponsorship, and what would be reasonable for an amateur fighter to do/expect.
The ammy fighters I’ve known who’ve done this ended up putting patches on their fight shorts and the like, but they weren’t comfortable telling me what kind of compensation they got.
Tactics, ideas, strategies much appreciated.