The IMMAF Meets WMMAA

The World Mixed Martial Art Association (WMMAA) Board of Directors, headed by Vadim Finkelchtein, invited IMMAF’s CEO and President to lunch in Amsterdam this afternoon to discuss how the two organisations can have a closer collaboration. CEO Densign White posted the news on Facebook and reported a positive first meeting. Though…

WADA Shun Undermines Anti-Doping Sanctions in MMA

The implementation of anti-doping can only go so far without of the backing of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to support an imposed sanction. Despite being the proclaimed foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to promote the fight against drugs in sport, WADA may now have lost sight of…

IMMAF to provide further athlete education following doping violations

Picture above: New Zealand’s Byron Chivers defeated USA representative Dallas Jennings in the 2016 IMMAF World Championships Middleweight final. Jennings subsequently failed his post-fight drug test. Yesterday IMMAF announced that an independent tribunal had found two athletes guilty of committing Anti-Doping Rule Violations at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of…

2016 IMMAF World Championships Medallists Suspended For Doping

An independent tribunal appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has found the following athletes to have committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA at UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas: Mr. Dallas Jennings from USA (Silver Medallist in the Men’s…

IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings Updated Following Doping Suspensions

Following the suspension of two IMMAF athletes for doping offences in 2016, the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings have been updated accordingly: Dallas Jennings (USA) has been stripped of his 612 points accrued at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships at UFC International Fight Week in July. The points deduction is now reflected in Team…

IMMAF heads discuss WADA setback: ‘The process is disturbing’

Pictured above: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown speaks at the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) 2016 General Meeting “It’s disturbing,” IMMAF President Kerrith Brown stated, when discussing the process that resulted in IMMAF’s application to the World Anti-Doping Agency being denied. In 2016 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) submitted…

IMMAF Backs Legal Challenge to French State over MMA Ban

Pictured: CFMMA President & IMMAF Director Bertrand Amoussou Read article in FRENCH here. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is supporting the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA) in a legal challenge to France’s recent decree banning the sport of MMA. The claim was lodged on 22 December 2016…

France’s CFMMA fighters maintain momentum despite national ban

Pictured: Frenchman Allan Guciahrd (blue) battles in the Heavyweight final of the 2016 IMMAF World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas, USA.  Last October it was revealed that the French Sports Ministry had introduced new conditions for organizing public demonstrations of combat sports, with particular frameworks to effectively ban MMA competition…