Just before the start of today’s Bellator NYC press conference I learned of the unfortunate passing of dear friend in this sport of mixed martial arts. Bryan Levick, a devoted father and husband, passed away yesterday, June 21, 2017.
Bryan worked media relations for several MMA promotions, as well as fighters, nutritionists, and more. He really was a ‘Jack Of All Trades’ when it came to promoting anything and everything MMA.
I knew Bryan from his time with Titan FC, Shamrock FC, Valor Fights, and more. If he was working with someone, he let me know, and he made damn sure I had everything I needed to get the job done.
I’ve seen him groom and grow fighters and talent from the amateur level with little to no publicity, all the way up to the championship level.
When I first ventured out on my own, Bryan Levick believed in me, and he kept me going when it seemed as if I were going up against giants. The story isn’t about me though, it is about Bryan. He did exactly what he did for me, but for EVERYONE.
It is hard to find any up and coming podcast host or journalist in this sport that Bryan Levick did not influence. I was talking with a few of the guys earlier and we all had the same thought….. Bryan Levick believed in us.
Bryan would have been 43-years old this coming December. The entire mixed martial arts community lost a great friend, and mentor, but more importantly there are two children who lost their father, and there is Tara, who lost her husband.
A crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Lex McMahon, COO of Titan Fighting Championships. I ask that you please consider contributing if you can, whether it be $1, or $100 it can go a long way.
And to Bryan Levick….. I know you will never get to read this, but “Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me, and my staff, and for everyone in this tight knit community. We are forever in your debt. You will be missed my dear friend.”
The GoFundMe reads:
“It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Bryan Levick. Yesterday afternoon Bryan suffered a heart embolism and died instantly. Bryan leaves behind his wife Tara and two young children.
This fund has been set up to help Bryan’s family deal with the significant costs associated with his funeral, as well as, immeadiate living expenses as they deal with the tragic loss of the family patriarch and bread winner.
Bryan was a wonderful man who had a passion for his family, friends, and mixed martial arts. Bryan served as public relations consultant to Titan FC as well as several other organizations. Additionally, Bryan served a public relations consultant to many top athletes and MMA personalities, often pro bono, simply because he loved the sport.
Please give whatever you can to help Bryan’s family during this heartbreaking time of need.”