Just a quick note. It's January and it's cold! I've had a couple of cool opportunities in the last few weeks including one chance to write a commercial for one of our clients. It was ultimately not used because of the budget but it was a funny spot with an MMA fighter, a teddy bear and a guy dressed up like cupid (and a gorgeous model!)
I believe MMA is absolutely on the brink of going mainstream in the area of endorsements and sponsorships. Before long you will almost certainly see those guys in the octagon ring wearing trunk with Walmart, Tide and Budweiser logos on them instead of the current array of companies hawking MMA gear only.
Speaking of which, I have taken a very little side gig assisting my friend with launching his management company: http://strategic-sm.com/
Check it out!!