A major shift in MMA management has occurred.
Tim Simpson, a former Paradigm Sports agent, has established his own MMA management company and has taken a slew of top clients with him including reigning UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto revealed a list of Simpson’s initial roster of talent which included some former world champions and budding prospects in addition to the UFC’s 170-pound king.
“Big news in MMA management space, longtime Paradigm agent Tim Simpson has founded a new firm, Chosen Advisory Group,” Okamoto tweeted. “His initial roster is Adesanya, Edwards, Prochazka, Holloway, Casey O’Neil, Jack Della Maddalena, Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Hermansson and Don Madge.”
Big news in MMA management space, longtime Paradigm agent Tim Simpson has founded a new firm, Chosen Advisory Group. His initial roster is Adesanya, Edwards, Prochazka, Holloway, Casey O’Neil , Jack Della Maddalena, Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Hermansson and Don Madge.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 6, 2023
Simpson’s newly-formed firm, Chosen Advisory Group, issued a press release detailing the organization’s structure and the services it will provide to the talent they represent.
Big congrats to Tim Simpson on the start of his new management firm Chosen Advisory Group.
Tim is incredibly sharp and will no doubt continue to do great things in the management space.
Here is a release about his new venture and clients: pic.twitter.com/2i3PZnwiCA
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) February 6, 2023
“I am thrilled to start this new chapter in my career, and I’m honoured to be working with this small group of incredible athletes I value so highly both professionally and personally,” Simpson said in statement.
Despite the split from Paradigm, Simpson is still on good terms with his former employer and hopes to maintain a relationship with the organization.
“I wish my friends and former colleagues from Paradigm nothing but continued success and happiness. I will always cherish the experiences and memories from my time, and I’m happy that we will have an ongoing professional partnership.”
Welcome to the Chosen Few.
Chosen Advisory is departing from the traditional MMA management model, instead deliberately limiting its roster size, with the focus on client servicing and top tier management outcomes for its small client base of elite mixed martial artists. pic.twitter.com/kNqRWGpU2f
— Chosen Advisory (@chosenadvisory) February 6, 2023