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MMA Collective

In all of my years in the fight business, I’ve never felt so much love. Fight fans are the best. Hands down. Or “hands up” as we like to say in the fight game. Along the way I’ve worked with the best of ’em, between the countless hours of preparation, the long tedious hours of travel, all the time away from home, it’s all been worth it. I’ve made life-long friends, have worked alongside the best to ever do it, and continue to do and enjoy what I love.

I’ve always wanted to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I’m a cut-man by trade, but I’m here to do a lot more. I’m here to be the voice of those who need it most. Business is business, but when you’ve been blessed with so much, it’s only right you give back. I’m not going to say any names, or talk bad about any particular organization today. Today, as I look toward the future, I can’t help but smile. The fight game is changing dramatically, and it’s on the individual to be versatile. I want to live in a world, better yet, I want to work in an industry, where fighters are given a fighting chance. I am forever grateful to Scott Coker for allowing me to join the Bellator MMA family. His bid of confidence means a lot to me. I was just as excited when I heard he loved the idea of MMA Collective.

In the next few months, the MMA Collective team is going to grow. We will provide a turn-key option for fight managers to set their fighters up for long term success well after they step in the ring for the last time. There are no egos here. If you want to better the sport, better the ideas. This is an idea I can get behind.

From a small farming town in Planada, CA, I’ve made a living making sure you’re alright. I have always known that as my true calling, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. That is what MMA Collective is all about.

Giving the fighters one more round,

Jacob “Stitch” Duran

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