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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 02:21 AM
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Mike, thank you for starting this thread. Josh, thank you for your interest and remaining open minded.

Probably the first, most important issue I should address here in this thread is that of the questionable backgrounds of a couple of the Advisory Board members.

Bernie Kerik, and Chuck Zito.

First let me make something very important clear. Our Advisory Board, is a volunteer steering committee only. It is NOT a legal board, where the members are actually part of the company. These guys all serve the MMA Fight Council at their pleasure, AND at ours. If at any time, for any reason, they or we feel like it's best, we'll part ways. They do NOT run the company, or have ANY direct control over it. They simply have a wealth of experience, connections, and name recognition that will help us moving forward.

Bernie Kerik may be many things, some proven, and some not. He has proven over a lifetime of service to our country, to be a real American hero. If you want to look him up and study his life, not just his recent problems, I think you'll see what I mean. He is also a lifelong martial artist, holding a 5th degree black belt. Time will tell if his recent problems are true cause for concern or not. ALL the allegations, stem from two specific situations, and two only. If things get too bad for him, then I expect we would part ways. I am willing to wait and see.

Chuck Zito, has lived life to the full, and a lot of it on the wrong side of the law. He paid for that. After much deliberation and consultation, I am assured that he is living cleanly and on the right side of the law. Assuming that's true, he also, is a lifelong martial artist and has many interesting and advantageous connections. I realize that he is a polarizing figure, but I believe that he will be able to help us accomplish some of our lofty goals.

Three more men have joined our Advisory Board. Ron Van Clief (The Black Dragon), John "PapaJohn" Gorman, and Carlos Machado.

I'll talk more with Josh, and we'll put "pen to paper" and explain some more of what we've done so far, and what we have in mind.

Thanks for your interest!
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I'll talk more with Josh, and we'll put "pen to paper" and explain some more of what we've done so far, and what we have in mind.

Thanks for your interest!
Thanks for the post, Aaron. I'm glad to see you addressing Bernard Kerik and Chuck Zito.

Personally, I like Chuck. He's a great guy, and he's been a class act on the occasions we've interacted. His legal issues worry me, but I'm glad that you guys have acknowledged them and made a conscious decision about it.

I'm glad to see Carlos Machado and Van Clief on board, too. We talked about this a little bit privately, but I'll say, Carlos Machado is a great guy and a fantastic martial artis, so I'm glad that you guys have him working with you. It certainly makes a statement about the credibility you guys have been developing since the expo.

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So what is this group about again?
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So what is this group about again?
Hey kantowrestler, thanks for asking. I'll post here our membership info doc for "early responders". Feel free to ask me here, or by email, any other questions you might have.



If you're not sure how to answer that question, you're a follower! You can stop reading here, because this message isn't for you.

If you know that you're a follower, don't feel badly. We need you, or we'd have no one to lead! Again though, you can stop reading here. This message is not for you.

OK, now that we've cleared the path for the MMA Fight Council's core group of LEADERS, DOers, and DECISION MAKERS, let's get right to it!

The time has come, and we have officially launched at the UFC Fan Expo! We were there July 10/11, Fri./Sat. It was a real blow away experience! We met so many great people, and made so many important connections that will really benefit our MMA Fight Council community.

Also, our website, the meeting place for our community, is newly live! We’re already working on some revisions, to get it to where we want it to be. It's REALLY cool, and it's only going to get better! Join us along with such notable people on our board as Bas Rutten, John Hackleman, Carlos Machado, Ron Van Clief, Chuck Zito, Doc Hamilton, Ian “The Machine” Freeman, Elvis Sinosic and many others!

With our launch, we decided to do something special for you, the people that make decisions, and DO things!

We have created the MMA Fight Council Charter 300 Group! It's for you leaders to join our community before the rest of the world realizes that they can too!

The offer for you to act on, is a 1/2 price offer for membership in the MMA Fight Council community. It will cost you $99.00 USD to join for all of 2010 (also giving you half of 2009 for free!) After the first 300 of you take advantage of this offer, the regular annual fee will be $199.00 USD.

Why are we doing this? Well, for starters, we like the movie 300! So we're going to give you a copy for becoming one of the MMAFC Charter 300 Group members! More importantly, because we really, truly value you, and your partnership with us in our passion for MMA!

As a member of the MMAFC Charter 300 Group you will ALWAYS receive every new development, offer, special, promotion, product offering, etc. FIRST! Before all the rest of the membership, YOU get the first crack at EVERYthing!

So you will receive all the standard benefits of membership, and the extra ones described above (for an extra six months FREE, AND for 1/2 the price!) as an MMAFC Charter 300 Group member!

-As a member, you will enjoy unprecedented access to fighters, promoters, and the people, products, and companies that you are most interested in! You will be brought INTO the world of MMA, or better connected, if you're already IN it!
-You will receive membership into USA Jiu-Jitsu (
-You will enjoy the benefit of the most up to date MMA news, as well as exclusive content not found anywhere else.
-You will benefit from significant group discounts from hundreds (thousands soon!) of vendors and businesses. These will be places that you would already be spending money, so why not spend less as a member of the MMA Fight Council?
-You will receive your own copy of our MMA insiders guide! This is an awesome, comprehensive guide to MMA that's being written even now, as you read this!
-You will receive an exclusive MMA Fight Council shirt (coming soon), as well as preferred rates on other gear!
-You will receive free product samples, and exclusive offers from many of our sponsors!
-You can possibly be on the receiving end of a MMAFC live party in your neighborhood, where we provide the PPV and the food, and our sponsors would throw in some of their cool stuff too!
-You can take advantage of a steeply discounted MMA Cruise later in 2010, with fighter/s to be announced!
-This list will continue growing, and YOU, will always benefit FIRST, as an early decision maker.
-You'll also be able to participate in our rankings process, and in our annual MMA awards voting!
-MANY more site specific members only benefits, and other benefits to come!! In fact, tell us what you’d like, and we’ll see what we can do!

Send me an email if you're ready to DO!

If you're not yet ready to jump in with both feet, and need more info, then email me at!

Most methods of payment can be accepted, from most parts of the world.

OK, only 300...........GO!!

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