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…

California tightens weight cutting restrictions

Reported by MMAFighting.com, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has passed a series of emergency weight cutting regulations. These include a ban on severe dehydration in order to make weight, the prohibition of IVs to rehydrate (as already outlawed by the UFC in October) and a restriction on moving back times of weigh-ins. In relation to…

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French Anti-doping Agency makes surprise call in on Amateur MMA team trials

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), the team trials took place last weekend on Sunday 31 January at Paris Fight Team…

Update: NSAC approve Nick Diaz settlement

Picture via Twitter: Nick Diaz (left) alongside Brother Nate Diaz (right). On January 12th the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is scheduled for a 9am-1pm (PST) Commission Meeting in Las Vegas where it is anticipated that the controversial ban of UFC veteran Nick Diaz will be reviewed and potentially altered. UPDATE:…

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Alarming weight cutting behaviours in mixed martial arts: a cause for concern and a call for action

Following the tragic death of Chinese flyweight Yang Jiang Bing, who is reported to have shockingly passed away as a result of weight cutting complications prior to his anticipated appearance under the banner of Asian promotion One Championship last weekend, IMMAF CEO Densign White spoke exclusively with Fighters Only to…

Video: Norman Parke feels better off after adapting to IV ban

Ahead of his October 24 UFC Fight Night victory over Reza Madadi in Dublin, Ireland, Norman Parke discussed with MMA Plus how he adapted to the recently implemented ban on intravenous re-hydration (IV) and feels better for it. Following a meeting with UFC Vice-president of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff…

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IMMAF meets with UFC anti-doping expert Jeff Novitzky

By IMMAF.org lead writer, photographer: Jorden Curran During the recent UFC Fight Week in Dublin, Ireland, IMMAF and UFC heads met to discuss the development and implementation of anti-doping procedures in professional and amateur MMA. Those in attendance included UFC Vice-president of EMEA James Elliot, UFC Vice-president of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky, IMMAF’s anti-doping…

Hector Lombard spreads anti-doping awareness at HMMAF Amateur MMA event

The Hungarian MMA Federation (HMMAF) recently held a series of amateur bouts on October 24 in conjunction with the FITBALANCE Expo in Budapest (scroll down for fight gallery). UFC contender and former Olympic Judoka Hector Lombard was in attendance at the 2015 Hungarian Fight Championship Series, as a guest of the HMMAF. The…