Breaking: UFC fighter Tai Tuivasa signs with Tim Simpson to join Israel Adesanya and others in his management firm
It appears as though UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has officially joined another management firm.
ESPN's Marc Raimondi tweeted that Tuivasa has signed on with Tim Simpson and will be joining his management firm Chosen Advisory Group. The firm has a star-studded roster of clients, which includes Jack Della Maddalena, Casey O'Neill, and reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Raimondi shared a photo of the press release announcing that the heavyweight has joined Chosen Advisory Group as well as a statement from the firm's founder. Simpson mentioned that he is happy to have the fighter join his team:
"After having a great and personal relationship and a lot of respect for Tai for many years, it's an honor to join his team."
Simpson also brought up that 'Bam Bam' is a very popular UFC fighter who has proven that he is among the top heavyweights in the promotion. He also mentioned that he believes Tuivasa can become a future heavyweight champion:
"Tai has proven he can perform at the elite level of the UFC's heavyweight division, and has the athletic ability to be a world champion. It goes without saying that he is one of the most beloved fighters in the world by the fans, and we are excited to add value to all areas of his career."
Tai Tuivasa has earned five post-fight bonuses
He made his promotional debut against Rashad Coulter in 2017, where he immediately made a statement by earning a knockout win via flying knee. The win earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.
'Bam Bam's' most impressive stretch of performances came between 2021-2022 as he earned four consecutive post-fight bonuses. He earned three straight Performance of the Night bonuses for his knockout wins over Greg Hardy, Augusto Sakai, and former title challenger Derrick Lewis. Tai Tuivasa then followed that up with a Fight of the Night bonus following his loss to Ciryl Gane.