Who Is Jake Paul’s Manager – Nakisa Bidarian? What’s His Connection With Dana White?

Published 01/02/2022, 4:54 AM EST


Jake Paul has turned the boxing world by the ear with his performances in the ring. The YouTuber turned boxer began his boxing career back in 2018 and doesn’t look to stop soon. ‘The Problem Child’ went from being a celebrity boxer to a prizefighter.

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He went from YouTube boxing events to fighting on the world’s biggest stage against the world’s biggest combat sports stars. With all the fame came a lot of monetary success, which helped Jake Paul build his portfolio and expand his businesses. Well, Paul has not done all this by himself.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC CFO Nakisa Bidarian has played a huge role in his growth. Before Dana White called Paul and his manager out, the world saw Bidarian on stage during Jake Paul’s events and took little notice of him.

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However, UFC president Dana White revealed that Bidarian used to work for him.

Who is Jake Paul’s manager?

In a recent video, Dana White responded to a challenge set forth by Jake Paul and he called out his manager Nakisa Bidarian. White spoke about Bidarian but did not have any good things to say about him.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Bidarian is an Investment, Media, Sports, and Entertainment Executive. He has previous work experience in multi-million dollar companies.

Who is Nakisa Bidarian?

He is currently working for Most Valuable Promotions as the Co-Founder. Bidarian also has his own company, BAVAFA Sports, of which he is the founder.

How is Jake Paul’s manager related to UFC?

Nakisa Bidarian worked as Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Ventures for the UFC from October 2011 to December 2016. Bidarian started working for the UFC because of his relationship with the previous owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.

“My eventual path to UFC was not one that was calculated,” said Bidarian, “But more based on a relationship that I had built with the previous owners of UFC: Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.”

“Based on my skill set and background, the Fertitta brothers offered me an opportunity to work at UFC back in 2012, which I was thrilled to take on.”

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Apart from his experience at the UFC, Bidarian has also worked for Triller as the Executive Producer for the ‘Triller’ Presents Tyson vs. Jones’ event.

How much is Jake Paul getting paid to fight?

According to MMA Junkie, both Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley earned the same purse for their first fight. Paul and Woodley earned $2 million each for their eight-round fight at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

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How do I contact Jake Paul’s manager? 

You can contact Jake Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian via his LinkedIn profile or by messaging him on his Instagram account.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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