IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS

Today the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) met the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) at the Palace of Justice in Lausanne, in an attempt at mediation to avert a full civil lawsuit. No resolution was attained, and the session concluded with the judge giving permission to IMMAF to proceed in the Swiss…

FIGMMA & NADO Italia: ‘The biggest anti-doping programme for pro MMA outside of UFC/USADA’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Saverio Longo, President of the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA), believes that his country’s national governing body for MMA is showcasing the best anti-doping programme for professional MMA outside of the groundbreaking UFC-USADA partnership. In recent months FIGMMA has informed IMMAF of three…

FIGMMA announces single doping suspension following Venator Kingdom 2 event

The Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA) has informed IMMAF of a single doping violation following tests carried out by Italy’s National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO Italy) at the Venator Kingdom 2 event in Milan on 12 December, 2017. Suspended Pro fighter: Raffaele D’Eligio  8 athletes were tested at…

Italian MMA Federation (FIGMMA) issues doping suspensions for Venator Kingdom 1

The Italian Grappling MMA Federation (FIGMMA) has informed IMMAF of two doping suspensions issued to professional athletes following its sanctioning of the Venator Kingdom 1 event held on 14 October in Milan. FIGMMA serves as Italy’s official national governing body and is a representative of the International Mixed Martial Arts…

Joe Duffy Highlights USADA Anti-Doping as a reason for UFC Return

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week MMAFighting.com reported that professional MMA standout Joseph Duffy had signed a seven-fight deal to complete his UFC return. The Irishman had initially left the promotion earlier this year to test the waters of free agency following his unanimous decision victory over Sweden’s Reza Madadi…

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. By IMMAF.org lead writer and website manager, Jorden Curran Yesterday IMMAF announced that an independent tribunal had found two athletes guilty of committing Anti-Doping Rule Violations…

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…

Bulgarian MMA Federation to ‘work closely’ with National Anti-doping, says President Stanislav Nedkov

Picture: BULMMAF President Stanislav Nedkov (left) alongside Bulgarian Sports Minister Krasen Kralev (right). Stanislav Nedkov, President of the Bulgarian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BULMMAF), has revealed discussions that will see Bulgaria’s national governing body for MMA begin to ‘work closely’ with the country’s National Anti-Doping Centre. Operating under the banner of…

Decision in IMMAF Doping Case – Jamie Herrington

(London. 25 October 2016) An independent tribunal appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has found that Ms Jamie Herrington from Canada (Gold Medallist in the women’s 145lb division), committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas. As result,…