IMMAF – WMMAA POSITION ON MEMBERS AND NAZISM, RACISM AND CRIMINAL VIOLENCE
It has been brought to the attention of IMMAF- WMMAA that some MMA competitors in a member nation have been associated with Nazi groups promoting racism and violence.
The IMMAF- WMMAA leadership hereby expresses its horror at any association between participants of the sport of MMA and Nazism, and refers Members to our Statutes and Code of Conduct which clearly enshrine IMMAF- WMMAA’s opposition to racial discrimination and to criminal violence:
“IMMAF-WMMAA and its Members reject all forms and means of discrimination against individuals, groups of people, organizations or countries of ethnic origin, gender, language, religion…” [Chapter 1 Article 3]
It is the responsibility of National Federations not to tolerate or harbour as members those who promote or perpetrate such discrimination and hatred. It is furthermore the duty of a National Federation to be vigilant in its policing of such activities among its Membership. ‘Turning a blind eye’ or tolerance of Nazi activities can be viewed as aiding or abetting, and any Member Federation acting thus in breach of IMMAF- WMMAA values risks expulsion and termination of membership.
- Chinese Taipei
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- First Nations
- South Korea