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ANTI-DOPING

IMMAF is committed to the health and safety of the sport of MMA and to zero tolerance of cheating.

Since 2015, IMMAF’s Anti-Doping Policy, based on the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Code and Standards has regulated testing and promoted education at World and Regional Championships.

  • ITA oversee the operating standards that are required to ensure compliance with the WADA Code.
  • Effective policies and programmes to protect athletes and engage officials to support CLEAN MMA are essential to ensure consistency and fairness.
  • National Federations adopt IMMAF’s policy and ensure implementation of key anti-doping activities: education, information, testing and results management at the national level.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has officially partnered with the International Testing Agency (ITA). With the initial 4-year contract starting on January 1st, 2024, the ITA will aim to provide IMMAF with a high-quality anti-doping program, which includes independent results management for any potential anti-doping rule violations that may arise.

The ITA now manages the entire testing program for IMMAF, both for in-competition and out-of-competition doping controls. These tests will be based on a bespoke risk assessment that considers all relevant factors, including the physiological profile and sporting specificities of mixed martial arts.

The management of Athlete Biological Passports (ABPs) of MMA athletes and the processing of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) will also be handled by the ITA. In addition, it will strengthen IMMAF’s anti-doping efforts with a long-term sample retention strategy that will allow selected samples to be stored and re-analysed for up to ten years after the date of collection.

To provide MMA athletes with the most comprehensive anti-doping program possible, the ITA will complete the IMMAF anti-doping program with intelligence & investigation activities and respond to all information shared confidentially through the ITA’s secure reporting platform REVEAL.

ANTI-DOPING POLICY & RULES

testing & investigations

RESULTS MANAGEMENT

THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS

EDUCATION

DATA
PRIVACY

1. Introduction to anti-doping
Overview of the system, rights and responsibilities, ADRVs
Tuesday 9 April 14:00-15:00
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2. The Doping Control Process
Includes testing procedures (urine and blood) and ABP
Tuesday 16 April 14:00-15:00
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3. Medications, Supplements, Prohibited List and TUEs
Includes the Principle of Strict Liability
Tuesday 23 April 14:00-15:00
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4. Values, Consequences, and Reporting
Includes decision-making and athlete testimonials
Tuesday 30 April 14:00-15:00
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5. Out-of-Competition Testing
Includes requirements of RTP/TP, whereabouts, use of ADAMS
Tuesday 7 May 14:00-15:00
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