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French Wrestling Comments on Government Tender for MMA

Since French Sports Minister, Roxana Mărăcineanu, stated her plans to legalise MMA in France and called for bids from recognised combat sport federations to house the sport, French judo is not on the only one to have been approached by the media for comment.

Pictured above: Set-up for different age-groups and levels at the MMA National Championships in Italy  under the Italian MMA and Grappling federation, FIGMMA

Speaking to arcynety.com French Wrestling Federation President, Alain Bertholom, stated that he stands ready to welcome MMA:

“We have a project that is well underway for us to be able to take on MMA, as voted by our general assembly in April 2018 by more than 80%. So we will be ready to respond to what looks like a kind of departmental tender. What is certain is that we must now decide to properly supervise this practice, otherwise there will, one day or another, be problems … ”