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…

ABC Approves Instant Replay in MMA

Image: IMMAF Board Representatives review match footage with coach following a complaint at the 2015 IMMAF European Championships Article by Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent In early February the Association of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports (ABC) passed the use of instant replay. Replay passed by a 7-0 vote with one abstention. It is…

Marc Goddard: Unifying IMMAF & ABC in certification of MMA officials

Renowned MMA referee and head of the IMMAF Technical Committee, Marc Goddard, shared insight on recent developments with the USA’s Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), who he explains have expressed an interest in developing further education and certification for MMA officials, based on the official IMMAF certification courses designed and…

Video: Marc Goddard talks IMMAF Technical Committee expansion

The IMMAF Technical Committee was recently expanded this year, welcoming four additional global members. The IMMAF Technical Committee was first established with renowned MMA official Marc Goddard alongside former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Marc Ratner, who is currently the UFC’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. The expansion…

New MMA committee to discuss potential rule changes

MMAFighting.com reported yesterday that Mike Mazzulli, president of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), has installed a brand new MMA rules and regulations committee that will be headed by former Bellator MMA play-by-play analyst Sean Wheelock (pictured), a certified boxing referee and commissioner with the Kansas Athletic Commission. The ABC are responsible…