UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard provides perception on scouting regional expertise

by Christina S. Brown
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UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard gave a uncommon perception into the method of scouting expertise for the promotion.

Maynard, who began as an MMA promoter in 2006, has been across the battle recreation for fairly a while, with a novel eye for expertise. After operating Legacy Preventing Championship as proprietor and president, he was employed by the UFC because the vp of expertise relations in 2016 alongside senior vp of expertise relations Sean Shelby. The pair make up the UFC’s matchmaking workforce, creating fights that happen week in and week out.

“There’s so many points that Sean and I actually consider,” Maynard began in a video posted to TKO Group’s social media. “Clearly, you bought to take a look at the document. It’s a must to take a look at, are they ending fights? Fairly frankly, in the event that they’re not ending fights on the regional degree, they’re not going to return into the largest league on the earth and end individuals, and that’s essential.”

Shelby is the matchmaker for the boys’s bantamweight by means of welterweight divisions, whereas Maynard is accountable for the ladies’s divisions, males’s flyweight and middleweight to heavyweight divisions.

At the moment, fighters have a number of paths to enter the UFC. A hopeful may be supplied a contract to enter the promotion instantly, be chosen after a formidable efficiency on Dana White’s Contender Collection, win a season of “The Final Fighter,” or win the Highway to UFC match.

“Clearly, you search for expertise first, and also you need them to be one of the best fighters on the earth, however then from time to time you’ll get a Conor McGregor that has this character that’s off the charts, and you’ve got an entire new animal, you may have superstars. … All of these issues mixed, we consider.”

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