Rap Fight Management is one of the fastest growing management companies in the industry. We specialize in athlete representation in the area of combat sports. Our comprehensive service includes contract negotiations, sponsorship negotiations, strategic planning, creative development, and marketing & promotions. A hands-on approach ensures each client receives systematic, practical advice every step of the way.
We are committed to the success of our athletes, and we ensure they are educated in making the best choices for their MMA careers.
Rap Fight Management has built solid relationships with some of the largest MMA organizations; these include - UFC, Bellator, ONE FC, PFL, Rizin, Brave FC, Cage Warriors, LFA, ROC, CFFC, UAE Warriors, Invicta, ECF, KSW, GMC, We Love MMA, ACA, KOTC, Titan FC & More
A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. Shawn Rapoport is the founder of Rap Fight Management. His passion for martial arts dates back to 1987, when he started training under Tiger Schulmann. Today, he has over 30 years' experience training and teaching martial arts in the organization. He has competed in the NY Golden Gloves Boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, numerous grappling tournaments, & MMA.
Shawn has taught many celebrities' children, most notably those of Russell Simmons, Rev Run, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Ricki Lake, Connie Nielson, and currently Wyclef Jean. He has also shared his knowledge and skill by conducting workshops throughout the organization: “Boxing Skills & Drills”, “Effective Kicking for the Street”, and numerous rape prevention & bully prevention seminars for the community. Shawn mentored Mike Trizano, winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" season 27 and current professional fighter in the UFC, through his early career, setting him on the path to success.
Shawn holds a BBA in Business Marketing from Georgia Southern University. He has been featured on television segments such as NBC's Wednesday's Child and CBS's David Letterman Show, among others.
He is currently a 5th degree master instructor in Tiger Schulmann’s and the head instructor and owner of the Ramsey and Paramus, NJ locations of Tiger Schulmann’s.
Shawn has helped me in my career, and he has motivated me to reach my full potential. He is not only a business manager, but a motivator and a consultant for every fight. I love doing business with him, and I have full confidence he has my back! My goal is to be in the UFC, and with the help of RAP Fight Management, I know I'll make it there!
Been working with Shawn for two years. I value his professionalism and the way he goes about business. He wants the best for my career and is always available to advise me what to do in crucial decisions. In the fight game you always need somebody who's in YOUR corner! Thank you Mr. Rapoport!
A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team. I believe in my team and they believe in me. Over the past year, I have built a friendship with one of New Jersey's best managers, Shawn Rapoport. It is safe to say that my life and career are in good hands. I couldn't ask for a better team than Rap Fight Management!
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