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Sports Medicine Manager - UFC Performance Institute

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The Sports Medicine Manager will work under the direction of the Senior Director of Sports Medicine to provide world-class injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sports medicine services to UFC athletes and other external athlete clientele as required. This junior role will assist in providing care to athletes and promoting the grow of the sports medicine department. They will be responsible for working with the UFCPI interdisciplinary staff to ensure optimal delivery of supplementary performance services to athletes.

  • Oversees provision of elite level sports therapy services including evaluations, program planning and treatments that include manual, myofascial, modality and other therapeutic exercise interventions.
  • Manages integration of sports medicine services into an interdisciplinary model of care that includes strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, sports psychology, and sport science.
  • Participates in establishing physical therapy care guidelines and interdisciplinary return to play protocols.
  • Manages return to play protocols in collaboration with other disciplines to facilitate healing and safe returns to competition.
  • Assists in the development of support systems to aid in athlete assessment, data collection, and data management.
  • Cultivates relationships with athletes, coaches, and gyms to distribute evidence-based relevant information.
  • Participates in on-going training with athletes, coaches, and UFC PI staff members to ensure continued professional development and adherence to professional codes of conduct.
  • Travels and establishes a sports medicine clinic in event host hotel and delivers medical care to UFC athletes in the week preceding a fight event.
  • Works together with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and commission physicians to oversee the treatment of injuries following fight events.
  • Oversees the medical holding room during events to guarantee the health and safety of athletes.
  • Aids the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in managing all injuries sustained during The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) events.
  • Oversees our athlete brain health initiative from a distance by contacting all athletes who have experienced KO/TKO incidents to offer brain health return-to-play protocols.
  • Delivers educational content to our partners to create a worldwide education platform.
  • Works in collaboration with our partnership team to fulfill any required deliverables or testimonials essential for maintaining our partnerships.
  • Aids the Senior Director of Sports Science in carrying out essential research tasks, ensuring the completion of deliverables required by our partnership team.
  • Works in collaboration with our medical coordinators to ensure that remote rehabilitation programs are current and achieving their milestones.
  • Collaborates with our medical coordinators to connect athletes with top-tier practitioners worldwide, for both surgical and non-surgical interventions.
  • Interview, select, and oversee all sports medicine interns for their medical clinical rotations.
  • Oversees and attends to all emergency responses for UFC staff at the Performance Institute and UFC campus.
  • Performs other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Physical Therapy to establish a world-leading performance facility.

You Have These:

  • Post Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or ACBSP Chiropractor certification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with professional, high level collegiate/amateur or tactical athletes in an integrated performance environment preferred.
  • Current state licensure in good standing within the U.S.A. required. Demonstrate ability to obtain Nevada state board licensure is required.
  • Awareness and proven ability to effectively collaborate with strength & conditioning staff on both prevention, rehabilitation and return to performance efforts.
  • Understanding of the demands of the MMA sport (i.e. physical, physiology, gender-specific, weight categories, weight management, travel requirements, etc.).
  • Understanding of existing evidence-based research, and the implementation of new research areas to enhance the sport, athletes, and coaches.

We’d Love If You Also Have These:

  • Credentials focused on sport performance and sport rehab such as SCS, CSCS and ATC are highly preferred.
  • Certifications in manual physical therapy and soft tissue/myofascial techniques are highly preferred.
  • Professional experience working with combat sport athletes.


Ability to travel on a regular basis, both domestically and internationally.

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.
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