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“MMA has gone from a no holds barred atmosphere to teaching about the importance of not fighting and empowerment.”

Mel Gibson

Movie Actor & Director

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“It's awesome when you mix MMA and supporting Veterans with PTSD because everyone is fighting for something!”

Ken Shamrock

UFC Hall of Fame

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“I love all sports, especially MMA. I hope it continues to grow. It's important we all grow together.”

James "Lights Out" Toney

Pro Boxing Legend

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“MMA and martial arts are about becoming a better person and things like this are what the world needs.”

Dolph “ Drago” Lundgren

Movie Actor & Kyokushin Black Belt

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“I was bullied my whole like, so events that create awareness for anti-bullying are an incredible thing.”

Lou “ Hulk ” Ferrigno

Movie Actor & Bodybuilding Icon

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“Most people don’t know, but martial arts have been a big part of my life. I started with Kempo...”

Mickey Rourke

Movie Actor

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“I'm very excited and very honored to be able to be honored in this way tonight.”

“Sugar” Shane Mosley

Boxing Hall of Famer

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“It's a pleasure to be here and be honored tonight knowing that Jiu-Jitsu has played such a big impact in the growth of MMA.”

Rigan Machado

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend

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“This sport is my life and I'm really happy to be here.”

Chuck Liddell

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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“True Martial Arts has been lost in Hollywood and it's a great thing to be recognized tonight.”

Steven Seagal

Martial Artist and Action Star

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“An event that brings together MMA and Boxing is a great thing for both sports.”

Earnie Shavers

Professional Boxing Legend

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“I'm lucky to be a pioneer in this sport and be honored at events like this.”

Tito Ortiz

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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“Seeing boxing fans and mma fans as one; I just love that!”

Freddie Roach

Legendary Professional Boxing Trainer






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About Us

SMASH MMA is a sports media property that produces extravagant events showcasing professional MMA fighters, creating the most exciting black tie entertainment in the world.

We give the sport of mixed martial arts what it deserves: The class and luxury of boxing, the raw excitement of professional MMA, and the extravagance of a black-tie gala into one can’t-miss event. Our events also honor those who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed everything to revolutionize combat sports. Previous SMASH Honorees have included Martial Arts and Action Icons Dolph Lundgren and Steven Seagal, Hollywood Icons Mel Gibson, Mickey Rourke, and Lou Ferrigno, UFC Hall of Famers Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz and Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, Boxing Legends Freddie Roach, James “Lights Out” Toney, Earnie Shavers, and “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend Rigan Machado.

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