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  • 2 years ago
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Never leave it in the hands of the judges. It's an unfortunate reality in the current MMA landscape and one that seems to rear its ugly head each and every weekend. Veteran manager Alex Davis, a frequent contributor to MMAjunkie.com, was recently involved in just such a situation in his native Brazil. Searching for answers, Davis believes he may have stumbled upon an unfortunate reality: motivated reasoning. Could it be that maybe judges aren't quite as inept as we all think? read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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I heard recently that Mike Dolce made a comment on managers, that fighters don’t need them. Now, I respect and like Mike very much, so I actually thank him for this opportunity to educate him and everyone else on this. Put simply, it was a dumb comment!Filed under: (...) read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Veteran manager Alex Davis was on quite the roll. The respected MMA personality had watched on with joy as clients such as Rousimar Palhares and Edson Barboza racked up big victories and even bigger bonus checks. But this past weekend's UFC on FOX 3 event was a different story, and Davis was the first man into the cage as two of his countrymen (Palhares and John Lineker) met brutal fates. It was those sobering moments, watching two fighters find their way back to consciousness, in which Da read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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On the night of Jan. 14, it was nearly impossible to wipe the smile off Alex Davis' face. The veteran manager watched with joy as his clients each picked up wins at UFC 142. For Edson Barboza, the night was exceedingly special, as the 26-year-old was rewarded with two "Fight Night" honors and $130,000. Davis believes Barboza's grounded roots have him prepared to deal with the attention that will soon come, but the veteran manager warns that not everyone is ready to handle what comes af read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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As a lifelong practitioner of judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, not to mention a founding member of MMA's famed American Top Team academy, noted MMA manager Alex Davis has seen the sport grow from the beaches and jungles of his native Brazil to a global phenomenon. And while Davis believes there are still plenty of opportunities for growth in the sport, he's also bothered by a growing enemy within the sport: ego. "Time and time again, I find myself staring ego in the face," Davis recentl read news >>

  • a year ago
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BARUERI, Brazil – Rousimar Palhares' manager, Alex Davis, doesn't believe his client has ever intentionally injured another human being. That said, he is expecting further sanctions following Palhares' controversial win over Mike Pierce, and he admits the powerful submission ace needs to adjust his approach to fighting. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Alex Davis is one of the most respected MMA managers in Brazil, with several athletes in the UFC. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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In recent weeks, it seems the role of MMA manager has been thrust into the spotlight - but for all the wrong reasons. With very high-profile clients such as Jose Aldo and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua departing from their longtime management teams, one has to wonder if further moves are inevitable. And if so, do fighters even need managers in their career? Veteran manager Alex Davis, who has seen MMA transform from sport to big business during his lifetime in the game, believes proper manageme read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the studio MMA manager Alex Davis. Jordan Morley also stops by to discuss the upstart iJudgeFights scoring and fan-interaction project. MMAjunkie.com editor-in-chief Dann Stupp also sits in as we recap the weekend's action, including The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmaju read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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As the sport of MMA has grown and the public has become more interested and aware of the sport and all its aspects, the function of a fighter manager has been put under the spotlight. Mostly, people don't understand what an MMA manager is, how he works, and what he accomplishes. Just recently, we saw a declaration by UFC heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos that he doesn't event understand what a manager does. In the first of our monthly "MMA is My Business" series, MMA manger Alex D read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Tune into MMAWeekly Radio Monday night to hear Jake Ellenberger, Demetrious Johnson, MMA manager Alex Davis and Casey Danford starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Read More >> read news >>

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