Ronda Rousey settles legal dispute with former manager
Ronda Rousey and her former manager, Fight Tribe Management (FTM) President Darin Harvey, announced today that they reached an amicable resolution of their legal disputes. FTM and Rousey had been in litigation over the terms of their management agreement since March 2014, shortly after Rousey and Harvey parted ways.
Harvey and FTM started managing Rousey in 2010, as Rousey was transitioning from Olympic judo medalist to MMA. While under FTM’s management, Rousey achieved unprecedented success. In addition to winning her first three amateur bouts she went 8-0 as a professional and became the first female to sign with the UFC, a goal she and Harvey set when Rousey turned pro in 2011.
Along with FTM partner Geneva Wasserman, Harvey also collaborated with Rousey to chart a path beyond MMA, helping her land early publicity on her way to becoming a crossover star.
“Darin was there from the very beginning, and I sincerely appreciate his and his team’s contributions when I needed them most,” said Rousey. “I am glad Ronda and I were able to work things out,” Harvey responded. “I am rooting for her to reclaim her belt and I wish her continued success in all of her endeavors.”