Former mixed martial arts fighter, Din Thomas, announced his retirement from the sport on Jan. 2, 2014. The 9X UFC Vet holds a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Liborio and currently owns a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA academy in Jensen Beach, Florida. While Din may be done with fighting, he is not done with the fight game. Thomas officially made the shift from inside the cage to inside the office by joining Apex Sports Agency (ASA) team.
“I was lucky enough to work with ASA towards the end of my career and have seen them grow from a small MMA management company to a full service extreme sports agency. They are growing by leaps and bounds and I am proud to be able to lend my industry experience and relationship to better leverage opportunities to their MMA roster.”
Said an energetic, Thomas. Din will be working within the MMA division at ASA and will have a prominent role in at scouting new talent, managing commission and regulatory compliance and general day-to-day business development. ASA partner Jason Chambers commented;
“Din has a well-deserved reputation within the MMA community. He understand this sport on a level few can. His work ethic, passion for MMA and business acumen make him a great fit for us and our clients.”
Along with his current duties, Thomas will be utilizing his 20 years of experience as a coach and fighter to perform in-depth analysis of potential match-ups, thereby assisting clients in selecting the best possible opponents to advance their careers.