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UFC, Onnit, Brendan Schaub and Tito Ortiz among those who received COVID-19 relief loans

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Many MMA related businesses have received government relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world’s economy. A recent study from the University of Southern California found the U.S. real gross domestic product losses could range from a low of $3.2 trillion to as high as $4.8 trillion over two years. The study also found that job losses could range from 14.7 percent to 23.8 percent and could affect 36.5 million U.S. workers. The U.S. government has helped businesses in need via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

The United States government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) provided businesses with two types of relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic via the CARES Act. Those two types of relief were the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The EIDL is a low interest loan with a rate of 3.75 percent APR or 2.75 percent APR for non-profits. Businesses who receive an EIDL loan have 30 years to pay back that loan. (For more in-depth details on the EIDL loan program click here.)

The SBA granted businesses PPP funds as an incentive to keep workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans are forgivable (they do not have to be paid back) if “all employee retention criteria are met and funds used for eligible expenses,” according to the SBA. (For more info on PPP click here.)

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched the MMA world from the top down. Almost every MMA promotion has changed its business practices and health and safety programs. Gyms of every size have also felt the effects of the pandemic and have had to adapt to new requirements and procedures. There has also been a very real human cost to the pandemic in the MMA world as one of the sports most respected figures, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died from COVID-19 complications.

Many businesses connected to MMA have sought government assistance to remain in businesses via the CARES Act. Bloody Elbow used several tracking databases to research these businesses and compiled a list of loans and the dates and amounts that each business received via the CARES Act through the EIDL and PPP programs.

Below is a list of businesses sorted by the amount the SBA provided them. This is an ongoing project and not a complete list. As Bloody Elbow discovers additional information, we will update our list.

MMA businesses loans and amounts via CARES act

Business Name Amount Date Program Date Added to Sheet
Business Name Amount Date Program Date Added to Sheet
ONNIT Labs, INC $2,380,000 4-9-2020 PPP
UFC Gym Costa Mesa $249,619 5-1-2020 PPP
Straight Blast Gym of Montana $150,000 5-19-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym Buford, LLC $150,000 5-25-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Dan Henderson's Athletic Fitness Center $150,000 6-12-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American KickBoxing Academy, Inc $150,000 5-21-2020 EIDL
UFC Gym Farmingdale $150,000 6-24-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Weston, LLC $150,000 5-25-2020 EIDL
American Top Team of Sunrise, INC $150,000 5-11-2020 EIDL
The Jungle MMA and Fitness Orlando, INC $150,000 6-23-2020 EIDL
Gracie Barra BJJ Pasadena LLC $150,000 6-1-2020 EIDL
Legacy Fighting Alliance $150,000 6-24-2020 EIDL
Renzo Gracie NH LLC $150,000 11-3-2020 EIDL
Renzo Gracie Queens $150,000 7-28-0202 EIDL
Renzo Gracie Upper West Side LLC $150,000 5-6-2020 EIDL
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego LLC $150,000 4-27-2020 EIDL
Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu $150,000 6-16-2020 EIDL
First Round Management $140,000 6-30-2020 EIDL
Urijah Faber Fitness Center LLC $136,400 4-4-2020 PPP
Allen Gracie BJJ Ventures, LLC $130,100 8-27-20202 EIDL
Xtreme Fighting League $125,000 6-1-2020 EIDL
Team Curran LLC $125,000 6-4-2020 EIDL
Paradigm Sports Services LLC $124,467 4-14-2020 PPP
Cage Fury MMA, LLC $124,000 5-30-2020 EIDL
First Round Realty, LLC $119,300 8-5-2020 EIDL
UFC Gym Farmingdale $112,242 5-1-2020 PPP
Extreme Cage Fighting Corp $104,800 5-21-2020 EIDL
Ayahuasca Corp (Trademark of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu) $100,000 4-29-2020 PPP 1-4-21
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego LLC $99,025 5-1-2020 PPP
Dan Henderson's Athletic Fitness Center $92,500 4-11-2020 PPP 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym Buford, LLC $71,500 4-8-2020 PPP 1-4-21
10th Planet San Dimas $71,000 8-4-2020 EIDL
UFC Gym San Bruno $60,989 5-1-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Texas $60,000 6-22-2020 EIDL
Renzo Gracie Ft. Lauderdale $59,400 5-23-2020 EIDL
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Atlantic Beach $56,000 7-16-2020 EIDL
Straight Blast Gym of Montana $52,900 4-7-2020 PPP 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym Port Townsend $52,100 6-8-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Long Island MMA Center $51,843 5-1-2020 PPP
American KickBoxing Academy, Inc $51,700 4-30-2020 PPP
Cage Fury MMA, LLC $50,135 4-14-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Bayside LLC $50,000 4-28-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Rockland LLC $45,200 5-30-2020 EIDL
10th Planet Poweay $42,465 4-27-2020 PPP
Lauzon MMA, LLC $39,690 4-9-2020 PPP
Malki Kawa $39,300 8-4-2020 EIDL
UFC Gym Virginia Beach $37,200 6-12-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Shoreline Academy $36,200 6-16-2020 EIDL
Renzo Gracie NH LLC $34,100 4-20-2020 PPP
Rothwell MMA, INC $33,382 5-1-2020 PPP
American Top Team Weston, LLC $32,500 4-14-2020 PPP
10th Planet Ventura $32,400 6-11-2020 EIDL
Tito Ortiz & Triple JJJ Enterprises, LLC $32,292 6-8-2020 PPP
Mighty Mouse MMA LLC $31,250 4-28-2020 PPP
Allen Gracie BJJ Ventures, LLC $30,800 4-7-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Upper West Side LLC $26,395 4-15-2020 PPP
Jackson-Wink LLC $25,000 4-13-2020 PPP
Brendan Schaub MMA $22,427 4-29-2020 PPP
Team Curran LLC $22,100 5-1-2020 PPP
The Jungle MMA and Fitness Orlando, INC $21,060 5-1-2020 PPP
10th Planet LLC $20,103 4-15-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu $16,942 4-30-2020 PPP
Kings MMA Anaheim, LLC $16,000 6-12-2020 PPP
Renzo Gracie Academy Portland $14,500 4-27-2020 PPP
10th Planet Jiujitsu Corona $11,500 6-18-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Indianapolis $10,000 4-20-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team Miramar $10,000 4-28-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team Aventura $10,000 7-2-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Ayahuasca Corp (Trademark of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu) $10,000 4-29-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym of Montana $10,000 4-18-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym Buford, LLC $10,000 5-25-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Dan Henderson's Athletic Fitness Center $10,000 4-20-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego $10,000 4-9-2020 EIDL
10th Planet Denver LLC $10,000 5-1-2020 PPP
Urijah Faber Fitness Center LLC $10,000 4-27-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Weston, LLC $10,000 4-18-2020 EIDL
DBA American Top Team Martial Arts & FItness $10,000 4-28-2020 EIDL
The Jungle MMA and Fitness Orlando, INC $10,000 4-15-2020 EIDL
First Round Management $10,000 4-18-2020 EIDL
Renzo Gracie Middletwon Martial Arts $10,000 4-16-2020 EIDL
American Top Team of Watertown $9,662 6-19-2020 PPP 1-4-21
American Top Team $9,000 4-19-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Militech Fighting Systems, INC $8,700 5-1-2020 PPP
10th Planet San Dimas $8,225 5-1-2020 PPP
Gracie Barra BJJ Pasadena LLC $8,200 4-16-2020 PPP
10th Planet Ventura $8,000 4-29-2020 EIDL
10th Planet Fullerton $8,000 4-17-2020 EIDL
Rothwell MMA, INC $8,000 4-30-2020 EIDL
Team Quest $8,000 5-1-2020 PPP
Fury Fighting Championships LLC $8,000 7-20-2020 PPP
10th Planet San Dimas $7,000 4-13-2020 EIDL
Team Quest $6,700 6-16-2020 EIDL
Paradigm Sports Services LLC $6,000 4-21-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Asheville $5,000 6-25-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team Tracy $5,000 5-2-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Team Curran LLC $5,000 4-30-2020 EIDL
Extreme Cage Fighting Corp $4,767 5-1-2020 PPP
First Round Management $4,620 4-28-2020 PPP
Gladiator Fighting Association LLC $4,400 4-29-2020 PPP
American Top Team Longwood $4,000 4-21-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Zuffa LLC DBA UFC $4,000 7-6-2020 EIDL
Kings MMA Anaheim, LLC $4,000 4-29-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Dallas $3,000 4-29-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
RC Fight Center - Kings MMA $3,000 4-21-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Danzig MMA, LLC $2,837 5-1-2020 PPP
Ian Heinisch MMA, LLC $2,500 5-1-2020 PPP
American Top Team Waterwtown $2,000 4-20-0202 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team $2,000 4-18-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team, Welington Florida $2,000 4-17-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Lauzon MMA, LLC $2,000 4-20-2020 EIDL
Extreme Cage Fighting Corp $2,000 4-19-2020 EIDL
American Top Team Savage $1,000 4-18-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team OKC $1,000 4-29-0202 EIDL 1-4-21
American Top Team Black Boxx $1,000 4-17-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Straight Blast Gym Port Townsend $1,000 6-18-2020 EIDL 1-4-21
Cage Fury MMA, LLC $1,000 7-8-2020 EIDL
Danzig MMA, LLC $1,000 6-19-2020 EIDL