Athlete Advantage Medical believes that all relationships should be mutually beneficial and because our medical practice is focused on providing examination and injury treatment to combat sport athletes, we are committed to various sponsorship opportunities that allow us to support up and coming athletes as well as seasoned veterans. Having previously competed as a professional athlete and relied upon sponsorships to pursue my passion, it is an extreme honor for me to now be able to contribute and ensure the generosity previously extended to me comes full circle to those athletes now doing the same. This page is dedicated to our athletes and sponsorships.
James Murphy, AAM Co-Founder
When we first started our medical practice, some of our very first patient fighters trained at Syndicate. We are so very proud to announce that AAM is now a sponsor of Syndicate MMA. Syndicate is our first venture into sponsoring an entire gym and we are so grateful for the opportunity to be of service to all the exceptional fighters who train there. My son and I also train at this world-class facility and are a part of the Syndicate family. Thank you Coach John Wood and Momma Wood for your support and we look forward to growing together!
Our relationship with Xtreme Couture began with our sponsorship of fighter Ty Gwerder who trains there as well as our sponsorship of Operation Knock Out, Xtreme Couture’s amateur MMA event with proceeds to benefit the Xtreme Couture G.I Foundation. As our medical practice has grown, it has offered us the opportunity to sponsor Xtreme Couture MMA. It is an honor to be associated with this world class gym and the history of fighters behind it.
JERED “TY” GWERDER
Training out of Xtreme Couture, Las Vegas, NV
Ty was born and grew up in Honolulu Hawaii,
graduating from Damien Memorial in 2012. He started training MMA at the age of 13 at Mix Martial Arts Development (MMAD) in Kailua Hawaii under former UFC veterans Brandon Wolff and Scott Junk. Ty was also an Al-Star football player in high school and became a Division 1 collegiate recruit, which brought him to Las Vegas to play for UNLV before deciding to pursue his second passion, which was MMA. He began his training and continues to train at Xtreme Couture with coaches Ray Sefo and Dennis Davis, along with athletes Brad Tavares of UFC, Uriah Hall of UFC, and Vinny Maghales of PFL who all contribute to expanding his knowledge and sharpening his fight game to becoming the best MMA fighter he can be.
Training out of Gladiator Academy, Lafayette, LA
JD aka “Swamp Thing” grew up in Lafayette Louisiana where he began boxing at an early age before he started training MMA at Gladiator Academy in 2007. JD turned professional in 2012 and moved to Southern Florida where he trained at American Top Team under coaches Ricardo Liborio, Chuck Esin, Steve Bruno, Phil Daru, and Matt Brown. He became the “Ring of Dreams” Welterweight Champion in 2014. In 2018 JD moved to Las Vegas Nevada and began training at Syndicate MMA under coaches John Wood, Mike Pyle, Tom Lawler, and Rich Grindle. In 2018 JD returned to Lafayette to be closer to his family and is once again training at American Gladiator Academy with coaches Tim Credeur, Josh Artigue, and Julien Bonin.
Iridium Sports Agency
Athlete Advantage Medical is proud to partner with Iridium Sports Agency (ISA) and its combat sport athletes. ISA is one of the leading representation agencies in combat sports. ISA understands the plight of today’s professional athlete and the tremendous sacrifices each athlete has to make in order to reach their goals. ISA works hard outside the competitive grounds so that its clients only have to work hard inside. Specializing in obtaining opportunities for client fights, sponsorships, clothing, training, nutrition and appearance bonuses, ISA strives to develop long-term relationships with athletes and their communities.
Tuff -N- Uff
In our efforts to support amateur athletes and the “Future Stars of MMA” AAM is a proud sponsor of all 2018 Tuff-N-Uff events. As part of our sponsorship commitment, AAM provides free lab services to all amateur athletes competing in Tuff-N-Uff events to ensure a fighters health and safety from communicable diseases.