Coaches Greg Jackson And Mike Winkeljohn Announce Monster Energy Sponsorship Of JacksonWink Academy

Coach Greg Jackson is a mixed martial arts trainer/co-owner of Jackson Wink Academy. Courtesy photo

Jackson Wink Academy co-owner Coach Mike Winkeljohn is a 5th Degree Black Belt. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE — Coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn announced a new sponsorship deal with Monster Energy for the interior of JacksonWink Academy in Albuquerque.

When entering JacksonWink Academy, fighters, media, visitors, and millions of viewers from around the world will be surrounded by Monster Energy equipment and logos. The first phase of the sponsorship implementation is in progress with punching bags and other equipment being installed.

The announcement comes at a very difficult time in professional sports as teams, players, coaches and leagues all struggle to adapt to the pandemic. However, the large investment by Monster Energy during a tumultuous time for athletics demonstrates the exceptional brand strength, global reach, and success of JacksonWink Academy’s fighters and coaches.

“During this time of economic crisis, I am excited to announce that we are bringing in a huge corporate sponsor, Monster Energy, to Albuquerque and New Mexico,” Coach Jackson said. “I’m grateful to the team at Monster Energy for recognizing the value we bring with our vast global reach and brand strength. And I look forward to continuing to expand our business in Albuquerque and pumping more much needed money into our local economy.”

“JacksonWink continues to be the dominant MMA Academy and training facility in the world, bringing millions of eyes on Albuquerque and New Mexico as we continue to build our business,” Coach Winkeljohn said. “While the pandemic has been a huge challenge for most families and businesses, JacksonWink Academy continues to bring revenue into our hardhit state, and we are grateful to have Monster Energy as a new partner. We look forward to adding more sponsors while we train the best fighters in the world.”

JacksonWink Academy is still offering naming rights to the exterior of the academy, which is seen all over the world by millions of people, and other sponsorship opportunities inside the facility. Businesses interested in sponsorship should contact James Hallinan via 505.459.1702 or

JacksonWink Academy trains the best professional fighters in the world for UFC, Bellator, LFC, Combate Americas, and many other leagues. Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Devin Clark, Carlos Condit, Michelle Waterson, Aaron Pico, Jodie Esquibel, Christin Edwards and dozens more stars train at JacksonWink Academy. For more information about JacksonWink Academy visit