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Elite Management Group

About Elite Management Group

Founded in 2011, Elite Management Group is a global sports marketing and management company, based in Phoenix, AZ. The Elite Management team offers specialized representation of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes and brands. Top MMA personalities look to Elite Management for leadership in obtaining sponsorship rights fees, championship events, brand development, and media relations. Since inception, Elite Management has concentrated on providing media strategy, insight, analytics, planning, and execution for its growing roster of clients, with the ultimate goal of maximizing their potential. Elite Management was started by a former fighter to help and protect the fighters they represent. Elite Management is a family full of personalities and characters, and at the end of the day everyone that is a part of Elite Management is part of one the biggest and closest families in all sports.

Jason Karpel

About Jason Karpel

Jason Karpel first got introduced to MMA when he began fighting and training in Tempe, Arizona in 2007. Jason fought 4 times and amassed a professional record of 4-0 before he began his quest in law school. Jason graduated with a J.D from Phoenix School of Law and a B.A from Arizona State University. Jason has been involved with wrestling and judo his whole life, and that led him to the world of MMA. After seeing how fighters were being treated and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives; Jason started Elite Management Group to help protect the fighters and make sure they were being taken care of in and out of the cage. Mixed with a wrestlers work ethic and his passion for sports naturally brought Jason to the world of athletic representation.

As CEO of Elite Management, Mr. Karpel has concentrated all efforts on representing MMA fighters. He is loyal and one of the hardest working managers in the world, attributes which have made him one of the nation's most powerful and renowned MMA agents.

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About Michael Chen

While at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Michael Chen was introduced to the sport of mixed martial arts when he attended his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class in 2006. He instantly fell in love with the sport and the thrill of competition. After graduating from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelors in Legal Studies, he went on to attend and graduate at the top of his class from Phoenix School of Law in Phoenix, Arizona. The combination of legal education and passion for sports has lead Mike to advising fighters in contractual negotiations with sponsors and promotions. Currently, Mike excels at his management position at the ninth largest commercial real estate company in Massachusetts. He uses his negotiation and management skills to help maintain over 10 million square feet of space at a level of 91% leased. He also maintains an office in Phoenix, AZ to help accommodate his clients. His drive to excel in all facets of life pushes him to provide premier and unsurpassed representation for EMG clients.
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