Weight cutting

Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documents consequences of weight cutting in MMA

Based on research collected in 2017 by IMMAF volunteer Ben Crighton and fellow researchers, the group’s latest case study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, documenting performance effects and harmful consequences through the ‘physiological and metabolic impact of extreme weight cutting by an elite male…

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…

IMMAF certified courses provide education and progression for cutmen and cutwomen

The IMMAF certified Cutman Course is brought to you by Joseph Clifford, who graduated with a BSc. Applied Health Sciences, Dip. Physical Therapy and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of: The Irish Physical Therapy Association, The Irish Exercise Teachers Association and the National Strength…

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…

UFC AND KITMAN LABS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE SPORTS SCIENCE PROGRAM AT UFC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

Las Vegas – UFC® and Kitman Labs® have announced a multi-year partnership to deliver an innovative sports science and medicine program to all athletes competing under the UFC banner as they visit the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. “We’re thrilled to partner with Kitman Labs and provide this one-of-a-kind…

Cutman Diary: ‘Epinephrine is a PED yet it’s given the blind eye’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In a series of new ‘Cutman Diary’ articles IMMAF.org talks to up-and-coming cutman Liam Bowes (pictured above at the 2017 IMMAF European Open). For near five years the 21-year-old has dedicated himself as a protege of top flight MMA and boxing cutman Joe Clifford, through years…

Weight cutting

ABC to follow CSAC with proposed weight cutting reform plan

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) may soon be following in the footsteps of California’s commission regarding weight cutting. California recently enacted a fine for cut failure but also wrote up a 10-point plan for reform. In short, the plan includes a weight…

SAFE MMA IRELAND SECURES BRAIN MRIs FOR AMATEUR MMA COMPETITORS

Via SafeMMA.org: SAFEMMA IRELAND have concluded a price of €150/£125 for the preclearance MRI brain scan for amateur MMA fighters recommended- only once ever -for amateurs on SAFEMMA IRELAND events from January 2017. This is available at the Bon Secours Hospital in Glasnevin, Dublin. €150/£125 is only marginally higher than…