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Tim Simpson, one of the top agents in MMA, has departed Paradigm Sports Management and started his own firm called Chosen Advisory Group, per a release. Simpson will continue to rep Israel Adesanya, Leon Edwards and Jiri Prochazka, among others. Also joining Simpson with Chosen will be former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, whose former manager Chris Daggett recently stepped away. Simpson also reps Casey O'Neill, Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Della Maddalena, Jack Hermansson and Don Madge.
Per sources, Cody Garbrandt will now face Trevin Jones at UFC 285, after his original opponent Julio Arce withdrew with injury. Set to be Garbrandt's first fight since 12/2021.
Alberta's Provincial Court plans a 5/8 public fatality inquiry into the 6/18/17 death of boxer Tim Hague, 34, of a brain hemorrhage after 4 knockdowns in a 2-round TKO by Adam Braidwood. The proceeding, unrelated to a wrongful death suit filed by Hague's family against the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission & other defendants alleging inadequate protection and care, is to help clarify what happened & make recommendations to prevent similar deaths. Hague was 1-3 as a boxer & 21-13 in MMA.