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Founder & CEO
Ibrahim “Abe” Kawa A Miami Native Joined First Round Management In 2012. His Background In Real Estate And Finance Have Assisted Him In Becoming A Licensed Manager. He Is Fluent In Three Languages. English, Spanish And Arabic. He Has Been An Integral Part Of The Frm Team And Experience Includes Sponsorships, Sports And Entertainment Marketing, Client Management And Contract Negotiations. He Has Been Representing World Renown Athletes In All Major Mma Organizations/Promotions.
Abe’s Goal Is To See His Clients Attain All That They Aspire To Be By Training Hard All While Doing Business With Integrity And Honesty.
Malki Kawa is a seasoned veteran of high stakes negotiation, both in the corporate and sports worlds. Today he has represented MMA fighters and NFL football players on all levels of the sport, ranging from UFC champions to up-and-comers, from first rounders to free agents. Malki is agent to and has represented some of the best in the industry, including Jon “Bones” Jones,Chandler Jones, Arthur Jones, Frank Mir, Benson Henderson and many more.Malki’s experience and professional accomplishments have made him one of the most well respected agents in the sports world for almost a decade now. He specializes in international transactions and global contract negotiations. As head of FRM’s MMA division, Malki quickly ascended to the pinnacle of the sport,signing his clients to unprecedented deals with the UFC, and inking deals with corporate giants such as Nike, Under Armour, Coca-Cola, Gatorade, Sony, Apple,Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile Verizon, EA Sports, Topps, Adidas and many more.Malki is dedicated to making sure his clients have long prosperous careers. He has a strategic approach to initiatives and operation objectives. He and his team are proud of the sound financial management and commitment to community involvement on the part of their clients. Malki has a very fervent approach to sport management and frequently travels with his clients to their appearances,games and fights.His success is rooted in the culture of collaborating across all of the agency’s resources to give his clients the best opportunities for success, not just in the game, but in their lives. He is a determined businessman who uses every resource imaginable to maximize the earning potential and lifestyles of his clients. Malki’s goal is to see his clients attain all that they aspire to be by working hard on their behalf while they focus on their cra, but never forgetting to do business with the utmost of integrity and honesty.