Donovan Craig, who has served as editor-in-chief of FIGHT! Magazine since the publication¹s debut in 2007, has been promoted to President of FIGHT! Media. Along with continuing his responsibilities at the magazine, Craig will now oversee FIGHT!¹s overall strategy in all of its various new ventures, which include a number of film, television, and Internet projects currently in development.
"Under Donovan¹s leadership as editor-in-chief, FIGHT! Magazine has redefined mixed martial arts publishing," says Eddy Kleid, Co-President of Bluff Media, FIGHT!¹s parent company. "We are confident that he will have a similar impact as the President of FIGHT! Media."
In less than three years, Craig, a former boxer and stockbroker, has guided FIGHT! Magazine to become the most popular and influential mixed martial arts monthly in the world. Along with extensive coverage of the UFC and other top promotions (Strikeforce, Dream, WEC), FIGHT! also has received accolades for discovering new talent, spotlighting trends, and offering both amateur and professional fighters training and nutritional advice. "Besides a top coach or a fighter, I have never met anybody who has such a handle on the art and science of mixed martial arts as Donovan Craig," says legendary MMA trainer Greg Jackson (who trains Georges St. Pierre, Rashad Evans, and Nate Marquardt, among many others).
Craig also has written extensively for the magazine and has traveled all over the world to chronicle the history and remarkable expansion of MMA.
Along with a widely-praised three-part series on the origins of mixed martial arts in Brazil, he has written a first-person account of his own career as an amateur fighter (culminating in his first fight in Las Vegas) and traveled to a U.S. Army base in Iraq for a groundbreaking MMA event. He will continue to write regularly for FIGHT! "Donovan is a world-class journalist and the man responsible for turning FIGHT! into the best MMA magazine in the world," says Jorge Guimaraes, Brazilian television host, Black House gym owner, and manager of UFC champions Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.