Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White at UFC 100
The UFC Fighter Summit kicks off in Las Vegas this week with almost every fighter under the Zuffa banner coming to town on Monday and Tuesday.

The UFC Fighter Summit has been an on going meeting with UFC executives and their employees over the last few years.

The goal of the summit is really education, whether that’s financial planning, social networking, media relations or any other number of subjects.

Last year’s fighter summit focused on a great number of topics, but most famously produced details about the first ever of its kind fighter insurance plan as well as the focus of Zuffa on the growth of social networking goals.

The fighter insurance was a revolutionary idea and the first ever in the industry where competitors would be covered for medical costs even in out of competition situations where things like major injuries occur.

The social networking agenda focused on fighters being able to build a brand via websites like Twitter, where the advertising and connection with fans comes at no price outside of the fighters taking time to reach out.

The promotion introduced ‘Twitter bonuses’ paid out quarterly for different initiatives like most grown in Twitter followers and most creative Twitter.

The two-day seminar also covered subjects like proper weight cutting while having doctors speak about things like cuts and lacerations and many other varied topics.

“They’re on top of everything. I equate them to Facebook,” UFC weltewreight Charlie Brenneman said following last year’s summit. “Mark Zuckerberg’s not your traditional businessman. He has initiative. He does things differently. He’s not the standard business guy. Dana and the UFC are the same way.”

The UFC Fighter Summit will draw nearly every fighter under contract to Zuffa, outside of those fighters with upcoming bouts like the UFC on Fuel TV 4 card and the Strikeforce show on July 14, as they conduct their meetings and announce new initiatives aimed at further growth of the competitors, their brand, and the UFC for the rest of 2012 and beyond.

UFC officials will cover any number of subjects while also educating the fighters, with topics this year likely speaking out on the dangers of performance enhancing drugs as well as conduct via social networking.

The two-day meeting will run in Las Vegas on July 9 and 10 prior to the next UFC show heading to San Jose on July 11 for UFC on Fuel TV 4.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Ali Abdelaziz (in studio), looking ahead to UFC 207

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Ali Abdelaziz.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): UFC 207's T.J. Dillashaw and Marvin Vettori

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests T.J. Dillashaw and Marvin Vettori.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Max Holloway, Jeremy Stephens, Dan Tom, UFC 207 breakdown

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Max Holloway, Jeremy Stephens and Dan Tom.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

BJ Penn's UFC Hall of Fame Speech (Fight Night Phoenix Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 25 views

Check out former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn's Hall of Fame speech from July of 2015. He returns to the Octagon at UFC Phoenix on Jan. 15. read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): UFC 207's Louis Smolka and Alex Garcia, Eric Del Fierro (in studio)

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Louis Smolka, Alex Garcia and Eric Del Fierro.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Doping: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 18 days ago
  • 11 views

Brock Lesnar's brief return to the UFC last July has cost him once again, as the former heavyweight champion has been suspended for one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Per Marc read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): UFC Fight Night 103's Joe Lauzon, Jon Anik, John Morgan

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Joe Lauzon, Jon Anik and John Morgan.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio at 1 p.m. ET here: UFC's Todd Duffee, Justin Ledet

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Todd Duffee and Justin Ledet.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET): UFC featherweight and ex-Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Gilbert Melendez.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

Citing need for family time, UFC Fight Pass executive Eric Winter leaves UFC

  • 2 days ago
  • 17 views

Eric Winter joined the UFC in July 2015 to spearhead the promotion’s online digital network. Now, he’s departing the company to spend more time with his family.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>