If you’re an up-and-coming female mixed martial artist looking to claw your way into Invicta FC, but are being strong-armed to signing with a manger who is misrepresenting themselves as the “it guy” that can get you into the all-women organization, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp (Pictured) has important news for you – DON’T TRUST THEM.
Knapp took to her Facebook Tuesday to clear the air regarding the shady managers out there trying to take advantage of naive and inexperienced female fighters.
Here is Knapp’s message for aspiring Invicta athletes:
*** Attention Female Athletes ***
It has come to my attention AGAIN that there are still issues with Fight Managers out there that are saying that the only way female athletes will fight for Invicta FC is if the athlete signs with them and that these Fight Managers have the “in with Invicta FC” or they can have an athlete blackballed from our promotion.
YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND…THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE!!!
Please note…just because a Fight Manager has a lot of female athletes signed with Invicta FC doesn’t make them the “it guy” or the best Fight Manager, or the only Manager we prefer to deal with.
I will REPEAT this LOUDLY and CLEARLY so hopefully all female athletes, pro, and especially amateur female athletes, understand Invicta FC plays NO favorites to any Managers or Management Company and we NEVER will!
Female athletes are signed on their ability alone! If you want a contract with Invicta FC keep winning, fighting hard and you will get that contract!
The Manager works for you! It is your talent and ability alone that will get you a contract with Invicta FC. If you feel that you are being bullied or a Manager is making any of these claims in trying to sign you to their Management Company contracts please notify me personally.
I WILL NOT TOLERATE FEMALE ATHLETES BEING BULLIED, OR MANAGERS MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES, OR THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH INVICTA FC TO SIGN FEMALE ATHLETES TO THEIR MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS.
Please help to pass this information along so hopefully it will reach all the female athletes.