This week the IMMAF is represented at the SportAccord Convention by Bertrand Amoussou, IMMAF Vice President and Erika Mattsson, Director of Communications. SportAccord is the international umbrella organization for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organizers of international sporting events. SportAccord Convention is a 6-day gathering of over 2000 leading sports representatives and stakeholders of the global sports community. http://www.sportaccordconvention.com/ One of the cornerstones in the IMMAF purpose is to ensure both the formal and informal acceptance and recognition for MMA that we believe the sport deserves. Membership in SportAccord is the ultimate recognition as it means that a sport is officially recognized and on equal footing with all other world sports. It is also the gateway to a future possibility of applying for Olympic status. “We are pleased to be here and eager to learn more about the operations of SportAccord. We look forward to a couple of days of networking with other sports and having the opportunity to present and represent the sport we love with a wider target group” says Bertrand Amoussou.