The Fight Summit Adds NSAC’s Keith Kizer and Fight! Magazine’s Donovan Craig Dec. 17-19

THE FIGHT SUMMIT today announced the addition of its final two speakers for the conference. Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will be covering the topic of “Understanding the Commission.” Also, the President of Fight! Magazine, Donovan Craig, will be speaking on “Running media and covering MMA.” The complete list of speakers and topics can be found at the FIGHT SUMMIT website (

  • Keith Keizer is the Executive Director of the NSAC, which is the most recognized and respected athletic commission in combat sports today. Mr. Kizer is a former Nevada State Chief Deputy Attorney General, Gaming Division, and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1991. He handles the day-to-day operations of the Commission, and regulates contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat, including licensure and supervision of boxers, kickboxers, managers, matchmakers, mixed martial artists, promoters, ring officials, and seconds. He is well-respected amongst MMA officials for his fairness and support of the sport. Mr. Kizer’s talk will be a great way to learn more about athletic commissions, and how to work with them effectively.
  • Donovan Craig is a former boxer and stockbroker who has guided Fight! Magazine into one of the most influential and popular MMA magazines in existence. The magazine has received accolades for its coverage of the UFC, Strikeforce, and other major promotions, as well as showcasing regional promotions and new talents. It also does an exemplary job spotlighting trends, and offers both amateur and professional fighters training advice. Donovan will be discussing what it takes to run an MMA news source, as well as covering the sport.

THE FIGHT SUMMIT, which will take place December 17-19, 2010 at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the first conference and trade show for professionals in all disciplines and levels of the mixed martial arts community. FIGHT SUMMIT attendees will be able to learn from the best of the best at this exciting event, as luminaries such as MMA legends Randy Couture, Ricardo Liborio from American Top Team, Mark DellaGrotte from Sityodtong, and Greg Jackson will teach MMA trainers how to coach and run their academies better. Other guests include some of the top MMA apparel companies hosting clothing line seminars, and some of the best managers in the sport, such as Ed Soares (manager to Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and more) and Monte Cox (Matt Hughes, Jeremy Horn, and more), who will discuss the ins and outs of MMA fighter representation. Other topics that will be covered include academy management, PR and media relations, handling legal situations, MMA and striking seminars, apparel design, production, and sourcing, promotion marketing, and many other subjects.

FIGHT SUMMIT is poised to be a fantastic educational and growth opportunity for everyone in the fight business. MMA academies, fight promoters, apparel companies, managers, and athletes are encouraged to attend this conference and learn from the best in the business.

Full conference passes can be purchased for $399, with students, police force members, firemen, and military members receiving a $100 discount. Attendees can register to attend at the FIGHT SUMMIT website. For more information on attending or exhibiting, please visit, call 1-888-427-4697 or 516-377-5909, or email Mike Hauben at

“There are a number MMA consumer shows for fans who want autographs and t-shirts, but Fight Summit is the first true industry trade show and conference, where businesses in the MMA community can come together, network, learn from each other, and learn the top techniques of their trade. MMA is a fast-growing, national industry that requires a high-level conference and expo to help its tens of thousands of professionals to grow their businesses and advance their careers,” explains FIGHT SUMMIT Manager Mike Hauben. “THE FIGHT SUMMIT is that conference.”

THE FIGHT SUMMIT floor plan will bring together the full conference and expo in one centralized location, with workshops running throughout all three show days, and the expo floor open throughout all event hours.

Sponsors for THE FIGHT SUMMIT include MMA Business Magazine, Combat Sports International,, MINDBODY, Inc., and Zebra Mats, and the show is already boasting a very impressive expo floor.

For complete info and a full list of THE FIGHT SUMMIT conference speakers, please visit