Shannon Knapp warns about shady manager


Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp recently took to Facebook to denounce an unnamed management company that is allegedly using her name in an attempt to sign female fighters.

I have received numerous complaints again about a manager making false claims to sign athletes to their management company and/or personally using my name to gain an athlete’s trust to sign or intimidate them into signing with the management company. I am a professional and do not form personal friendships with managers for these very reasons.

Invicta FC is a company that supports and employs the athletes not the managers! NOBODY can get an athlete blackballed from our promotion or stop an athlete from an opportunity to compete in the organization except for the athlete themselves. I know that I have posted about this before, but strongly feel the need to reiterate again how important it is to do your research when hiring a manager to represent you. A manager is employed by the athlete and is a representitve of the athlete and their brand. Please do your research and be cautious when employing someone that will speak on your behalf. When in doubt about a manager contact that manger's past and present signed athletes and do the research! I can not begin to express how important this will be in your career and how doing your research will save you a lot of grief in the end.

I am not only the president/owner of Invicta FC, but most importantly, I am a HUGE advocate for the athlete and the sport. If someone is spreading false information about Invicta FC employment policies and/or alleging that they have a friendship with me that gives them an advantage, or alleging a friendship to intimidate you into signing a management agreement, please contact me immediately.

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ohpossum site profile image  

5/22/13 11:50 AM by ohpossum


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5/21/13 8:52 PM by time traveling 12er

I'm pretty sure there will be a bigger uproar about Diaz not being allow to say fag then there is about this legit harming of fighters. Scumbag managers really need to go away.

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5/21/13 8:35 PM by Humanityisthedevil

This dude seems like human garbage.

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5/21/13 7:20 PM by ohpossum

It was when Bellator came to Ontario, Canada for the first time. He threatened a couple of well known London fighters that he would ruin their career and blackball them from Bellator. At least one of those fighters later got signed by the UFC and some to Bellator I believe as well. He talks a lot about integrity and being a role model for his daughter. People who talk about integrity all the time usually lack it in my experience. If you have it, your actions will prove it. He came on the UG to defend himself the last time Knapp brought this up. It seemed to kill the rumours after a lot of speculation it was him. Knapp seems too nice or is worried about libel as well because I wish she'd ousted him then.

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5/21/13 1:50 PM by DiscipleDojo

Just saw the article on bloodyelbow. It'll be interesting to see the followup. Shannon Knapp seems like just about the nicest and most stand-up promoter one could imagine. Good on her for sending a message encouraging fighters who may be bullied by managers with such threats.

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5/21/13 12:39 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

Orly? Names?

ohpossum site profile image  

5/21/13 9:33 AM by ohpossum

BA has done this with Bellator fighters too

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5/20/13 8:30 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

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5/20/13 4:42 PM by thatdude21601

Bellator Phantom too?

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5/20/13 4:39 PM by Kostakio