Generates Publicity for Amateur Martial Artists through Shows like 'MMA Draft Spotlight with Trigg’

Mar 24, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2013) – Urijah Faber and Phil Davis recently announce the official launch of, a promotional platform specifically designed to generate opportunities for up-and-coming amateur martial artists. In addition to providing a high-profile platform for amateurs to market themselves, the MMA Draft team actively generates publicity for their athletes through shows like ‘MMA Draft Spotlight with Trigg’ and ‘The Great Debate’ Radio Show, hosted by Damon Martin. Registered MMA Draft athletes of all ages have the opportunity to earn their place in the spotlight.

Every week MMA Draft features a stand out amateur athlete on their show ‘MMA Draft Spotlight’, hosted by Frank Trigg. The video interviews are featured on, YouTube, and on Frank Trigg’s iPhone and Android phone App ‘Trigg MMA’. Only MMA Draft gives up-and-coming amateurs the chance to be interviewed by one of MMA’s most recognized personalities, and according to Trigg, he is very happy to do it.

“I’m very excited to be a part of MMA Draft,” stated Trigg. “It allows me to draw attention to talented amateur MMA athletes that deserve to get noticed. The show is a great way for amateurs to set themselves apart from the competition. The more interviews they do as they prepare to go pro, the better. It is a great way to get their name out there.”

Urijah Faber had this to say about Trigg’s involvement with MMA Draft, “I’ve always been a fan of Frank Trigg as a fighter, and over the years I have become a fan of his journalism and commentary as well. We are very happy to have him on the MMA Draft team. He shares our passion for the sport and genuinely cares about the future of MMA.”

MMA Draft also has the support of well-known and respected MMA journalist and radio show host, Damon Martin. Martin has agreed to showcase standout amateur MMA Draft fighters on his radio show ‘The Great Debate’. Martin, who interviews some of MMA’s biggest stars on the show, will include one lucky MMA Draft amateur fighter in the line-up each week. (amateur must be 18yrs or older to be chosen)

Phil Davis had this to add, “Frank Trigg and Damon Martin are well-known and respected in the industry, Frank as a fighter and commentator and Damon as a journalist and radio host. They both have the ability to pierce the periphery and grab a hold of the essence that makes each competitor special. For amateurs, media opportunities like this are priceless.”

The MMA Draft team utilizes their many resources in the professional world of MMA to give back to their athletes. ‘Spotlight with Trigg’ and ‘The Great Debate’ are just two examples. How do MMA Draft amateurs get chosen for opportunities like this? The more photos, videos and activity that they have on their MMA Draft profile, the more likely they are to get chosen.

Amateur martial artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to create a profile on The site is FREE to join and participating amateur athletes can upload photos and videos, document notable career achievements and more! The MMA Draft database also stores event results from Pankration, Submission Grappling, Wrestling and other sports that may lead to a career in martial arts.

The MMA Draft website also offers a variety of resources to parents, prospects and amateur MMA fans, from educational content to amateur event information. For more information, please visit

About MMA Draft: MMA Draft ( was created for martial artists by martial artists to generate opportunities and exposure for combat sports athletes at the amateur level. It is the most comprehensive “Amateur” promotional platform of its kind and was formed by Urijah Faber and Phil Davis, accomplished MMA pros that know exactly what it takes to make it in the competitive world of mixed martial arts. provides amateur fighters with a high-profile platform to showcase their skills, interactive forums to build a fan following, tips from industry pros and other valuable career resources. is also a go-to source for managers, sponsors and promoters looking for talent.

Additionally, offers a variety of resources to parents, prospects, and fans of amateur combat sports. Resources include educational information, event info and more! MMA Draft executives are also working closely with key promotions, organizations and websites to become a central database for amateur events, seminars and results. Amateur martial arts athletes of ALL ages and skill levels are encouraged to create a profile on It is FREE to join and THE place to be if you’re a skilled amateur martial artist.

About Frank Trigg: UFC veteran Frank Trigg is a mixed martial arts fighter, color commentator, television personality, radio host, and MMA spokesman. Trigg has fought for some of the most prestigious fight promotions in the world, including Ultimate Fighting Championship, PRIDE Fighting Championships, Rumble on the Rock, Icon Sport and World Fighting Alliance. As a Color Commentator, Trigg has called the fight action for many notable MMA promotions, including the Sungoku Raiden Championships (SRC), Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC), Legacy Fighting Championships, Dream Fighting Championships in Japan, and many others.


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