The Professional Fighters League has added Brian Stann to the executive team.
The former UFC fighter and announcer will help with the Fighter and Competition/Rules committee. Along with his career inside the Octagon, Stann served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
PFL is proud to announce that @BrianStann has officially joined the team as part of our Fighter & Competition/Rules committee. From his 7 years of experience inside the cage to his extensive years of service in the US Marine Corps. Stann comes to PFL as a resource to our fighters pic.twitter.com/EyfaJGsuC9
— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) May 17, 2018
The promotion also announced Mark Nolan and Jason Brown to roles within the PFL. Nolan will be the executive vice president of global partnerships and media sales, with Brown joining as vice president of digital.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Mark and Jason to the PFL team,” said Pete Murray, CEO of PFL. “Mark’s expertise will ensure the Professional Fighters League is a major global sports property for brands to connect with passionate MMA fans around the world. And Jason’s experience building innovative digital and mobile platforms enhances our team’s commitment to deliver fans live fights on pflmma.com, as well as video-on-demand, gaming and year-round content focused on the sport and our elite 72 fighters.”
Nolan and Brown are two longtime veterans of the sports and entertainment industries. Prior to joining the PFL, Nolan spent over 20 years in a number of executive and sales roles with NBC Olympics, the Golf Channel, ESPN’s Global Expansion of the X Games action sports franchise, and Endeavor’s PBR & Country Music Festivals.
Prior to joining PFL, Brown worked at The New York Racing Association, Inc. where he helped lead the organization’s digital transformation, including launches for its modern, responsive websites including the Belmont Stakes and Saratoga Race Course, live streaming products, and fan experience mobile application. Brown also served as Director, Content Strategy at the United States Tennis Association, managing content and digital platforms for the US Open.
“I’m excited to work with a world-class ownership group and top management team to grow the PFL brand within the fastest growing sport in the world. This summer, the PFL will own Thursday nights on NBCSN and Facebook, and the PFL’s innovative, true sport format will provide brands with a season-long activation platform reaching a global MMA audience,” said Nolan. “Advertisers partnering with PFL have a unique opportunity to unlock the value of live, free broadcasts of our $10 million playoffs and championship event on NBCSN and Facebook.”
The inaugural season of the PFL kicks off on June 7 from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The card airs live on NBC Sports Network.
“We are leveraging innovative technologies so that any fan, anywhere, can experience the excitement of the PFL and access live fights, highlights, analytics, news, gaming and compelling stories about our fighters,” said Brown.