IMMAF Heads Comment from Bahrain Press Conference for 2017 Worlds

Holding the IMMAF World Championships outside of the United States for the first time is a significant moment for the strength of IMMAF’s global brand, believe its heads Kerrith Brown and Densign White. The fourth IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA is scheduled to take place during November in Manama, Bahrain. IMMAF President Kerrith…

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…

IMMAF heads discuss WADA setback: ‘The process is disturbing’

Pictured above: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown speaks at the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) 2016 General Meeting “It’s disturbing,” IMMAF President Kerrith Brown stated, when discussing the process that resulted in IMMAF’s application to the World Anti-Doping Agency being denied. In 2016 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) submitted…

IMMAF CEO praises introduction of MRI/MRA scans by BAMMA

Picture: BAMMA 17 – Regis Sugden earns victory over Paul Bentley at BAMMA 17 in Manchester  IMMAF CEO Densign White has praised the decision made by standout European MMA promotion, BAMMA, who recently announced the postponement of its next Dublin event, BAMMA 26, due to efforts towards implementing greater medical…

IMMAF to join regulation talks with Irish Sports Minister today

IMMAF CEO Densign White revealed yesterday that he is set to join discussions in progress with Irish Sports Minister, Michael Ring, about the regulation of MMA in Ireland, with a view to establishing recognition for the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA). Following the tragic death of professional Portuguese competitor Joao Carvalho, IMMAF issued a…

IMMAF founder elected President of Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation

Picture: IMMAF board members from left to right – Stewart Brain (Australia), Wissam Abi Nader (Lebanon), Tom Madsen (Germany), August Wallén (Sweden), Bertrand Amoussou (France), President Kerrith Brown (UK), Vice-president George Sallfeldt (Sweden), Frank Babcock (USA) and CEO Densign White After serving as a board member of the Swedish Budo and Martial Arts Federation for…

IMMAF congratulates CEO Densign White on Sporting Equals post

Picture – IMMAF board members from left to right: Bertrand Amoussou (France), Kerrith Brown (President), George Sallfeldt (Vice President), Densign White (CEO), Raymond Phillips (South Africa), Wissam Abi Nader (Lebanon).  Yesterday IMMAF.org reported that CEO and Olympic judoka Densign White had been voted in as the new Chairman of community sport…

Densign White with Frank Bruno

IMMAF CEO Densign White Elected as Chairman of Sporting Equals

On Monday, February 15, IMMAF CEO Densign White was officially voted in as Chairman of British organisation Sporting Equals, following a previous tenure as acting chair. Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities particularly the black and minority ethnic population. The body is a national…