The UFC have confirmed that long serving UFC matchmaker Joe Silva will retire at the end of the year after more than two decades with the UFC.
“Joe Silva’s contributions to the UFC over the last 20 years were huge, and he played a big role in helping make the sport as big as it is today,” UFC President Dana White said. “He left his mark on this sport and I wish him nothing but success in retirement.
Sean Shelby will be promoted to role of Senior Vice President of Talent Relations whilst Mick Maynard will work alongside him in his role as Vice President of Talent Relations. “I’m excited to have Mick on board working alongside Sean,” White added. “Mick has become one of the most respected people in the fight game and he’s done a great job in finding and developing talent. Sean has been a tremendous asset to the UFC for a long time, and I look forward to working with Sean and Mick in the years to come.”
Maynard began promoting mixed martial arts in 2006 and was president and owner of Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship. “This is an incredible opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to delivering the action-packed, exciting fights that UFC fans have come to expect,” Maynard said.