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…

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JOHN KAVANAGH: “MMA REGULATION TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERWAY IN IRELAND”

Coach John Kavanagh, President of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), has issued the following statement via his Facebook page today, confirming that meetings are underway with government officials to commence work in regulating the sport of MMA in the Republic of Ireland. The meetings have been called in the…

IAPA Sets New Safety Standards for Irish MMA

A committee meeting of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association, which represents MMA in the Republic of Ireland,  was held at SBG Concorde on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, attended by officers Deano Wade, Paul Cowzer, Andy Ryan and John Kavanagh. Decisions were made on behalf of the IAPA with regards to the following 3 topics: Standards of…

IMMAF President: ‘McGregor understands the importance of Amateur MMA’

Picture (from left to right): IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and IMMAF CEO Densign White In early January IMMAF President Kerrith Brown and CEO Densign White were invited to lead a Judo class at Dublin’s world renowned SBG Ireland gym, home to UFC featherweight champion Conor…

IAPA completes youth & beginners MMA competition

Picture: Beginner athletes are briefed ahead of the day’s competition Earlier this month the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) held an Amateur MMA tournament for beginner competitors from the ages of 13 upwards. The event was organized in collaboration with Team Ryano head coach Andy Ryan who hosted the competition…

The IAPA Issues Open Letter to Irish Event Promoters

Picture: UFC Dublin crowd, July 19, 2014. Deano Wade, Secretary General of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), issued an open letter yesterday addressing all event promoters in the Republic of Ireland on the issue of fighter safety with calls for a unified commitment to regular medical checks and blood testing: OPEN…

Review of IAPA Shadow Sanctioning & UKMMAF Meeting at UFC Dublin

On October 24 the UFC showcased another standout event in the heart of Ireland at Dublin’s 3Arena. Throughout the Fight Week leading to Oct.24, the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) were present to overview the governing procedures as part of a shadow-sanctioning agreement. The UFC is known to self-regulate in a number of…