France Update – Undemocratic Sports Minister Decree Bans MMA Rules

“MMA UNLIKELY TO BE AUTHORIZED IN FRANCE” Source: http://www.liberation.fr/ Translated from French article by Par Guillaume Gendron using Google Translate A ministerial decree sets new conditions for organizing public demonstrations of combat sports, taking care to exclude the popular but maligned MMA, in a move against the legalization awaited by fans.…

SIGA

Sport Integrity Global Alliance Officially Launches, with IMMAF as member

Pictured: ICSS CEO Emmanuel Macedo de Madeiros with IMMAF’s Kerrith Brown and Densign White on top table at SIGA launch Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), of which IMMAF is a signatory, held its official launch and media briefing in London yesterday. IMMAF President and CEO, Densign White and Kerrith Brown, were in…

Leaders

IMMAF Congratulates UFC Chief Financial Officer on Leaders Award

Pictured: Densign White and Kerrith Brown at the Leaders Under 40 Awards  Leaders™ has brought an exciting schedule of events to London this week for global sports business influencers, including its Sport Business Summit. Tuesday 4th October saw the official, black tie Leaders Under 40 Awards Dinner take place at the iconic…

Super September for Irish MMA regulation

Photo via Facebook: Ireland’s national amateur MMA team secured the highest total of podium finishes (6) in Las Vegas at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in July It’s been a historic month for the development of Irish MMA and the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA). While the Emerald Isle…

Kerrith Brown

IMMAF President Applauds ONE Championship Rules Change

Pictured: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown It has been reported today that Asian MMA powerhouse, ONE Championship, has banned the controversial use of soccer kicks of grounded opponents from its matches. The decision was reported at rappler.com following an announcement by ONE Championship chairman, Chatri Sityodtong, at a media scrum yesterday. The new prohibition comes into effect at today’s event in Macau,…

Kerrith Brown

IMMAF to Review ABC Changes to Unified Rules, says Brown

Yesterday, North American organisation, the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), approved new changes to the professional Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Among recommendations that mark the most significant development to the rules since their formation, the ABC redefined its judging criteria clarifying hierarchy of competitor actions for scoring purposes. The ABC annual convention saw…