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Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Management is the premier management agency in  professional Mixed Martial Arts.  Representing many of the best athletes in the sport, including Daniel Cormier, Aaron Pico, Chuck Liddell, Luke Rockhold and Forrest Griffin, Zinkin has successfully guided the careers of multiple MMA champions and continues to sign, develop and promote world-class talent.

Home and Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Management are dedicated to the sport professional mixed martial arts (MMA).  Zinkin, and its principals Bob Cook and DeWayne Zinkin, Jr. train and manage many of the sports top names including Daniel Cormier, Chuck Liddell, Phil Davis, Luke Rockhold, Ben Askren, and many other fighters.  Zinkin's fighters compete in the UFC, ONE Fighting Championship, Bellator, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and other promotions.  

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Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Management is a full-service sports management and marketing firm specializing in Mixed Martial Arts.

Founded in 2001, Zinkin has risen to become the top management agency in professional Mixed Martial Arts.

Zinkin has successfully guided the careers of multiple MMA champions and continues to sign, develop and promote world class talent.


August 18, 2019

Cormier defeated by Miocic after abandoning his game plan at UFC 241

Daniel Cormier lost his UFC Heavyweight title rematch to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 via fourth round TKO despite having early success against Miocic. Cormier knocked out Miocic in their previous fight, and out-struck Miocic in the first three rounds of Saturday’s bout. After the fight, Cormier disclosed that his coaches “were begging me to wrestle” but Cormier instead opted to stand toe to toe with Miocic, eventually succumbing to a number of punishing left hooks to the body followed by a couple of big blows to the head.


March 2, 2019

Askren Successful in UFC Debut

Ben Askren continued his winning ways in his debut with the UFC, submitting former middleweight champion Robbie Lawler at 3:20 of the first round. Askren waited 10 years and 19 fights to make is UFC debut and survived being nearly stopped by Lawler before coming back for the win. The 34-year-old Askren improved his professional record to 19-0, with 1 no contest.


July 30, 2017

Jon Jones defeats Daniel Cormier to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title

Jon Jones (23-1) knocked out Daniel Cormier (19-2) in the third round of their championship bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California.  The third round knock-out win put an end to Cormier’s two year run as UFC light heavyweight champion.

The match was close, with Cormier being the aggressor throughout the bout until Jones landed a head kick that sent Cormier staggering.  Seconds later, referee John McCarthy stopped the bout.

Cormier’s only two professional losses have come again Jones, who praised Cormier after the fight.

March 12, 2017

Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2 is set for UFC 210

Daniel Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 in Buffalo on April 8.  The fight was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 206 in Toronto last month but Cormier had to withdraw with a groin injury.

Cormier beat Johnson at UFC 187 in May, 2015 to become the light heavyweight champion after Jon Jones was stripped of the title due to legal issues.

Cormier's last fight was a decision win over Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in July.  Johnson knocked out Glover Teixeira in his most recent bout at UFC 202 in August. Johnson has won three fights in a row since losing to Cormier at UFC 187.

February 2, 2017

Jones Cormier II may be in the works

Dana White recently said that the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be next in line for the winner of the Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson bout scheduled for April.

Jones remains under a one-year suspension for a failed drug test prior to UFC 200, but that suspension is set to expire this summer.

Jones was stripped of the interim title he won in April 2016 after returning from legal troubles. 

October 14, 2016

Dana White announces that Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson will headline UFC 206

Dana White confirmed this week that Cormier and Johnson will headline the December 10th event.  As of Wednesday evening on, Cormier vs. Johnson is listed below a “to be determined fight,” which has only increased speculation that the event may feature the return of former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.  White denied that rumor.

June 24, 2016

Former NFL star Hershel Walker ready to step back in the cage after a five-year layoff

54-year old Walker recently told that he is interested in getting back into MMA.

"I told people guys I can fight again. I don't know why people think I can't. I'm a little different. I'm not like everyone else. There's not a doubt in my mind I could fight again and I would love to do it."

Walker had his first professional fight at age 47 in 2010 for the now defunct Strikeforce, which he won by TKO.  In his second bout in 2011, Walker earned his second win by TKO.  Since the he has been inactive.

Walker has told Bellator CEO Scott Coker that he hopes to fight this year, “Scott Coker's a good friend of mine. When Scott gets ready he'll give me a deal, and I told him I want to do something by the end of the year."

April 3, 2016

Daniel Cormier issues an apology via Twitter for bowing out of UFC 197 due to injury

"The decision to not fight on April 23rd was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. I've been scheduled to fight 18 times and I have made that walk every time. I want to apologize to Jon Jones, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White and all of the UFC fans for not being able to defend my title. This truly saddens me, but as with everything else in life, it goes on. The recovery should not take very long and I can't wait to compete and defend my title again. For all the fans, thanks for your support, I appreciate each and every one of you. DC"

April 2, 2016

Daniel Cormier forced out of rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 197 due to leg injury

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will not be able to defend his belt against Jon Jones at UFC 197 on April 23rd due to a leg injury he sustained.  According to sources, Cormier suffered an injury to his shin sometime last week.

Jones tweeted “I don’t wish injuries on anyone, I hope you have a healthy recovery Daniel.  Enjoy that belt”

It is not clear is Jones will still fight at UFC 197.  Jones has not fought since his arrest in April 2015.

February 22, 2016

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 officially set for April 23rd

The much anticipated rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be the main event at UFC 197 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 23rd. 

Jones defeated Cormier in January 2015 at UFC 182 by unanimous decision in their earlier match, but Cormier won the belt from Anthony Johnson at UFC 188 after Jones was stripped of the belt and suspended by the UFC for his involvement in a felony hit-and-run incident.

The co-main event at UFC 197 will feature UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Henry Cujedo, in what promises to be a memorable evening.

UFC 182 was the last time Jones stepped into the octagon.