About

A new paradigm in MMA management

Alchemist Management is a dynamic new name in the world of MMA athlete management and marketing. Capitalizing on the deep experience and professionalism of its founding executive team, Alchemist Management creates unique opportunities in sports and entertainment for its clients who include some of the most popular names in MMA.

Alchemist sets itself apart from its competition by taking a holistic view of each athlete’s life and career. Alchemist contributes to every aspect of a fighter’s life, including fight training, digital and traditional media development, cross-over industry exposure, business advisory services, corporate sponsorship development, and the ever-important, but often overlooked process of planning for a rich and fulfilling life after a final battle in the cage. Alchemist Management is based in Los Angeles, California.

The Alchemist Management founding team includes:

Legendary music icon and master of reinvention MC Hammer is CEO of Alchemist Management. Most recently, Hammer became one of the most influential personalities on the social media platform Twitter with over 2.7 million followers. Most people don’t know that Hammer has long been a force in sports; he managed Evander Holyfield to the world heavyweight boxing championship. Through his leadership, Hammer will create opportunities for Alchemist clients in sports, entertainment, and other areas. Hammer conceived of Alchemist Management to contribute to the growth and prosperity of MMA and its fighters.

MMA industry veterans Lex McMahon (President) and Nima Safapour (Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel) round out the company’s senior executive team. McMahon and Safapour will handle fighter management and will connect fighters with sponsors eager to get involved in the fast- growing sport. They play an integral role in running day-to-day operations for Alchemist Management.