Welcome to the website for the MMA Journalists Association, the first professional association for media members covering the sport of mixed martial arts.
It is our hope that the association will succeed not only in promoting a high standard of ethics and professionalism among its members, but also in advocating for the interests of its members as they navigate working relationships with promoters, fighters, managers, and the many other professionals who populate the sport of MMA.
The association will establish a code of conduct for its members, as well as recognize exceptional work in both the sport itself and the media coverage of it via annual awards. It will also work to stimulate a productive fellowship among working professionals in the MMA media, rooted in the spirit of journalistic integrity.
The association plans to hold formal elections in the coming months, but an initial Board of Directors has been chosen to represent the association in an interim fashion until that time. That board includes four officers, led by MMAJA President Dann Stupp of USA TODAY Sports and MMAJunkie.com, Vice President Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, Secretary Josh Gross of The Guardian, and Treasurer Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com. Chad Dundas of Bleacher Report and Ben Fowlkes of MMAJunkie.com will serve as interim directors. In the forthcoming election, members will choose a President, Vice president, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as three additional Directors, for a seven-person Board of Directors.
Here on our website you will find our constitution, as well as contact info for the association and its officers. Journalists wishing to apply for membership can do so by clicking the “Join” tab and filling out the application in full.