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LAS VEGAS — Jason House was just ready to roll when he stepped into Giva Santana's One Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness last week in Tustin, CA.


But Professor Giva had something else in mind.


"After class, he surprised me with my black belt," the Iridium Sports Agency Founder and CEO says with a big smile.


Jason was admittedly a little suspicious when his wife, Alyssa House, arrived at One Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness shortly before the ceremony. There was no way she'd miss the presentation after being tipped off by Giva a little earlier that day. Jason, however, had no idea what was coming.


"For jiu-jitsu, it's really about the process and the journey, so promotions aren't something that I focus on," he says. "Training with Giva is always just so fun. It's a great outlet for me. This promotion was totally unexpected; I'm just grateful for my time with him because he's been a great mentor to me and I learn so much from him."


Jason had his first BJJ lesson with Giva in March of 2008, a lifetime before he would go on to be recognized as one of the sport's most effective, influential and sought-after agents.


After more than a decade on the mats and in the trenches with Iridium's athletes and coaches, Jason admits his promotion hasn't entirely sunk in yet.


"There have been a lot of people who have contributed immensely to me getting that black belt. My wife for always pushing me to go to class even when I'm tired, my guys at Iridium for doing so much for our clients, and all the amazing people I've got to train with over the years.


"I'm just extremely grateful."


ABOUT IRIDIUM SPORTS AGENCY

Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 80 fighters in the UFC, Bellator and ProFightLeague. Iridium's team of agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives.

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LAS VEGAS — Three Iridium Sports Agency clients are back in action at #UFC261 on Saturday in Jacksonville, FL.


x Tristan “Boondock” Connelly makes his highly anticipated return to the Octagon against Pat Sabatini at 145 pounds. Tristan is coming off one of the most impressive UFC debuts of memory, going up in weight on three days notice to defeat Michel Pereria in his hometown of Vancouver. A victory will be the 15th of Tristan’s career.


x Jeff “El Jefe” Molina makes his hotly anticipated UFC debut against Qileng Aori in the flyweight division. A winner of seven straight, Jeff earned a big-show contract in his most recent fight at Contender Series. All but one of Jeff’s victories have come by stoppage.


x Last but certainly not least, Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas is hungry to make a statement and earn his first UFC victory when he fights Zhu Rong at 155 pounds. Only one of Rodrigo’s wins have been by way of decision.


ABOUT IRIDIUM SPORTS AGENCY

Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 80 fighters in the UFC, Bellator and ProFightLeague. Iridium's team of agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives.

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LAS VEGAS — Three Iridium Sports Agency clients will compete for UFC contracts on the highly anticipated return of The Ultimate Fighter this summer on ESPN+.


x Bryan Battle is hungry to wreak havoc with his heavy hands on the middleweight field. Bryan, 26, brings a 5-1 record into the TUF house on the strength of four straight stoppage victories.


x Vince Murdock competes in the bantamweight bracket. Vince, 30, boasts an impressive 12-4 record, with wins in five of his past six fights. Ten of Vince's wins are stoppages.


x Last but certainly not least, Andre Petroski enters the TUF house to make a statement in the middleweight tournament. Andre, 29, is 5-1; all of his victories come by stoppage before the third round.


ABOUT IRIDIUM SPORTS AGENCY

Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 80 fighters in the UFC, Bellator and ProFightLeague. Iridium's team of agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives.

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