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May 25, 2015 7:33 AM ET

Global Proving Ground Sports League – is the premier mixed martial arts developmental fight league.

iCrowdNewswire - May 25, 2015

 

 

Global Proving Ground Sports League

 
 

The Company

Global Proving Ground is the premier mixed martial arts developmental fight league. 

GPG discovers and builds the next generation of professional athletes by working with the best MMA fight promoters, content producers, and broadcast partners in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. We streamline the management, production, distribution, licensing, and marketing process for all of our fighters and partners.

Global Proving Ground promotes and hosts live events worldwide, many of which are televised by regional broadcast networks and distributed through various global content platforms. Our strong social-media presence helps our fighters develop their brands and grow their fan bases organically.
Global Proving Ground is where fans have a voice, great warriors are discovered and champions are made.

 
 
 
 

The Mission

GPG’s unique, authentic, high quality content is available globally to over 500 million viewers on TV and as PPV  through major distributors like Orange, TuffTV, Comcast Sportsnet, Roku and Go Fight Live.  From experiencing a live event in person to watching a GPG Fight from anywhere in the world, Fans can experience unique content anywhere anytime. 

GPG provides unique management services to our fighters to help them develop their careers and grow their brands. We give them the marketing, PR, and promotional tools to become the best fighters they can be.GPG’s unique, authentic, high quality content is available globally to over 500 million viewers on TV and as PPV  through major distributors like Orange, TuffTV, Comcast Sportsnet, Roku and Go Fight Live.  From experiencing a live event in person to watching a GPG Fight from anywhere in the world, Fans can experience unique content anywhere anytime. 

GPG provides unique management services to our fighters to help them develop their careers and grow their brands. We give them the marketing, PR, and promotional tools to become the best fighters they can be.

 
 
 
 

GPG Accomplishments

Global Provingn Ground has already made a difference with its 15 live Pro MMA events around the world.  We are changing the industry by implementing our Fighter Code of Conduct bringing back the Honor, and Respect of Traditional Martial Arts to the Cage.  This has now filtered up to the UFC where now you see many fighters following our standards.  

GPG’s unique, authentic, high quality content is available globally to over 500 million viewers on TV and as PPV  through major distributors like Orange, TuffTV, Comcast Sportsnet, Roku and Go Fight Live.

 
 
 
 

WHY IS GPG DIFFERENT

Global Proving Ground operates like a League.  Similar to the NFL we have League Partners around the world that benefit from GPG.  Benefits include TV Production, Marketing, Sponsors, TV Broadcasts, Higher calliber fighters, Branding, Public Relations, Legal and Accounting advice.  A regional promoter can not afford on their own what GPG provides them. 

GPG is also the only MMA league that provides top-notch management services to their fighters  We help develop fighters from amatuer to professional all along working with them to develop business and marketing skills to build a career.

 
 
 
 

TEAM GPG

 

James B. Jefferson – President CEO

Almost 30 years iin Sports Entertainment. 

 

Mr. Jefferson has been in the Sports Promotion Industry for the past 27 years. In 2013, James received an award from the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors for lifetime dedication to Martial Arts. He is the creator and host of the MMA & Sports Xtreme TV show, which covers large combat promotions like the UFC and Bellator. The TV show is in its 5th season and has fans worldwide. Mr. Jefferson has been instrumental in producing fight promotions over the past 12 years in Atlantic City, NJ, Branson, MO and Philadelphia, PA in large facilities like the Philadelphia Spectrum and the Trump Taj Mahal. Mr. Jefferson has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and a background in Professional Football, Bodybuilding, Boxing, and Martial Arts. James has been developing his vision of Global Proving Ground and Warrior Island for many years

 

Steve Tornabene – COO

Leader in the World of TV Production. 

 

Chief Operating Officer of GPG: Mr. Tornabene served four years as Vice President of Production and Coordinating Producer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He oversaw development and production of all live events and Pay-Per-View television broadcasts in the US and England, FOX television show specials countdown shows, documentaries, Fighter features, and television and radio promos. Mr. Tornabene also developed and produced the UFC’s first Spike TV fight shows, created the company

 

Benjamin J. Perry – Executive Producer/Writer/Director

30 years in the Motion Picture and Television Industry 

 

Benjamin J. Perry, Executive Producer / Writer / Director: Mr. Perry has spent over 30 years in the Motion Picture and Television Industry as a highly acclaimed Hollywood motion picture and television Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, Director, and Producer. He has credits in over 30 productions including the films “The Octagon” and “Soapdish” and the TV series “CHiPs” and “The Fall Guy”. He has directed motion pictures in the United States as well as throughout Europe and Eastern Europe. He is a member of the prestigious Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild. Mr. Perry won the World Karate Championships in Seoul, Korea, and holds Black Belts in 6 different styles. He is the Founder of both The American Tang-Soo-Do System and The United Fighting Arts. He is an expert in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and was Co-Creator of and Expert Color Commentator on the highly successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Mr. Perry has also served as Chairman, President, and CEO of many successful corporations over the past 35 years. [email protected] Cell: 702-580-8008

 

Sam Caplan – Matchmaker

former Vice President of Talent Relations for Bellator MMA, a nationally televised MMA promotion broadcast on Spike TV and owned by Viacom, Inc. 

 

President of Combat Sports Media, one of the leading consulting firms in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Additionally, he is the former Vice President of Talent Relations for Bellator MMA, a nationally televised MMA promotion broadcast on Spike TV and owned by Viacom, Inc. An inaugural inductee to the New Jersey Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2012, he has over nine years of experience as a business professional in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Caplan has assisted in the matching and promotion of shows all throughout the continental United States and around the Globe in countries such as Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, The Netherlands, and Bulgaria. Fight cards he has been the architect of have aired on Mark Cuban’s AXS TV (formerly HDNet), Fox Sports Net, MTV2, Spike TV and Pay-Per-View. With a keen eye for identifying young talent during the early stages of their career, Caplan is responsible for bringing young superstars to the Bellator brand such as Mike Chandler, Pat Curran, Douglas Lima, Will Brooks, Liam McGeary, Patricio and Patricky Pitbull, Eduardo Dantas, Rick Hawn, Marcin Held, and many others. Prior to joining Bellator in 2009, Caplan worked for Fedor Emelianenko’s M-1 Global; served as a matchmaker of record for Joe Kelly’s Titan Fighting Championships; assisted the Binns Family in the creation of Matrix Fights; and was a part of SHOWTIME’s and CBS’ telecasts of EliteXC and Strikeforce. While with SHOWTIME and CBS, Caplan was given the honor of being part of the crew for the first-ever Mixed Martial Arts event televised on network television. Additionally, Caplan was the founding owner and publisher of the popular MMA-content website FiveOuncesOfPain.com, a site that he sold to Relativity Media in 2010. In 2013, Caplan was named USA Today Sports/MMAJunkie.com’s “Top 20 Most Influential People in MMA” as well as Fight Magazine’s “Power 20 in MMA.” A lifelong fan of the martial arts, specifically Bruce Lee, Caplan began training Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu under the guidance of Master Jeong Jeon Hoon in Elkins Park, PA in 2001. In 2004, he transitioned to MMA, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under renowned trainer Brad Daddis. While training under Daddis, Caplan competed in several amateur MMA and Muay Thai bouts, with his most recent bout having taken place in 2012.

Contact Information:

James B. Jefferson
Steve Tornabene
Benjamin J. Perry
Sam Caplan

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