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…

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. Yesterday IMMAF announced that an independent tribunal had found two athletes guilty of committing Anti-Doping Rule Violations at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of…

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…

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Romanian Team Tryouts Live Broadcast Tonight

Tonight, February 29 2016, under the name of “MMA Division – RMMAF SERIES 9″, the Romanian MMA Federation (RMMAF) hosts the first stage of its national tryouts for IMMAF events in 2016 at the Globus Circus, in Bucharest. It is the first time in Romania that a qualifying stage for the IMMAF Amateur MMA…

French Anti-doping Motive is “Questionable but Implies Recognition”, says Brown

On Tuesday IMMAF.org reported that the national team tryouts in France for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships took a surprising turn when the French Anti-doping Agency arrived unannounced to test the athletes. Hosted by the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA), France’s Member Federation to IMMAF,  the team trials…