im not picking on Jeff Paul for no reason here. the sport of MMA is probably going to be banned in another town because of him, and the other two guys that I stated.
The quality of the show that he threw in Red Wing is the problem, and has been a problem of Jeffs for a while. just look at one of the posters he made for the fight. very unprofessional looking, and he misspelled(by a long shot) most of the fighters names on the cards. skulls, daggers, etc has been his advertising motto. I know, because I used to have him design stuff for my shows, and it was always on the "raggedy" side. His shows are done with the same signature. He actually called me and asked me if it was o.k. if he threw a show in Red Wing(my hometown). I told him that I was not comfortable with it for 2 main reasons. 1. his shows are not run very professional, and he does not represent the sport very well with his hygene(sp), his dress, and the appearance of his business. I can go into great deatail on this if you need me to. I didnt want his show to be the face of MMA to that community. and rightly so! As you now see what the town thinks of MMA. 2. there is no place to throw a fight in the town. the venue that he was throwing a show in housed a maximum of 200 people with a cage in it. I know my math, and you cant turn a profit with that low of attendance at a show, which in return means that the show will be run as cheap and simple as they can. the result is no emts, no police, no security, no professional ring announcer(which sets the tone of professionalism for the whole show), cheap fighters which = cheap matches which = shitty fights! and that is exactly what the shows that were run there were like. Yeah maybe they got lucky on a few of the fights and they turned out to be 1 or 2 good fights on the show, but that is definately not enough!
they lie to locals and say the fights will be awesome, its the fastest growing sport in the world etc, etc to get people there so they can pockit more money. the product they put out falls way short of professional or even amateur for that matter!
I have talked to numerous people about these shows, and what they thought. they all agreed that they were horrible, and felt ripped off. this is what happened in Red Wing, there are lots of other shows that have went the same way with him, and the other two "so called" promoters (team crazy).
there is no respect for established markets, no boundaries for proper marketing and advertising, and a huge lack of professionalism in there game. this is a universal sign of promoters who are coming in to turn a quick buck, and give nothing back in return! call the owners of the venue and ask them what there thoughts were on the shows. they were conned too
! they were promised a good professional event, and got just the opposite.
As far as Nick being a part of Kohlers show in the past: he just like everybody else that dealt with Kohler was being misled, and used. Nick learned the hard way that people are not always what they say they are, as did all of us that did business with Brad Kohler.
the show at the Aldridge Arena was run by jeff and nick when they were partners. if you follow promotions closely you would know that the XKK shows did not really take off until Nick came aboard. I saw the work that they both put out, and believe me it was not equal. Jeff "talks" alot about what he is going to do, Nick does what he talks about, big difference.
I have many, many other examples if you need. here is my # if you would like to talk. 651 214 3046