How I Became a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Attorney

Tracey Lesetar-Smith
The combat sports industry is a unique legal animal.

The combat sports industry is a unique legal animal.

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“M-M-A.” If my enunciation of the acronym seems overly deliberate, it is the product of years of practice at loud bar association events. When asked about my practice industry, many often mistake “MMA” as an acronym for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). M&A seems to have far less blood, in my opinion, but I am certain that depends on whom you ask.

The combat sports industry is indeed a very unique legal animal. My practice centers on all legal aspects of running the second-largest MMA promotion company in the world, televising 25 live fighting events each year in more than 100 countries.

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