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Exclusive Interview: UFC Hall Of Famer Urijah Faber On Working With Kinektic & His Prior Business Ventures

I believe your title with this company is Vice President of Business Development. Is that correct?

Urijah Faber: I believe so. I'm not sure exactly what they want me to call it…

Do you at least know what your job entails? For example, are you sitting in on meetings and conference calls all the time?

Urijah Faber: Keith and I are working hand-in-hand on this thing. He is an expert businessman. If you know that the backend of it, he hit the ground originally with the Home Shopping Network. He had done something with kids and then moved into his shops in Las Vegas and then his promotion with Roy Jones Jr., so I've known him and we’ve done business together throughout the years. He and I have communicated quite a bit...

As far as my contribution, that's being an expert in the grappling world. I've been doing a lot of grappling as of late… I have connections with businesses that have connections with fighters and competitors. I have insight into the business side of things. There's a lot that I can bring to the tabletop, of the PR stuff like this, the marketing and getting the word out there.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Darren is also the host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio. He is also the author of two published books, including 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press).