MARC GODDARD JOINS IMMAF – WMMAA ADMINISTRATION AS DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS.
The unified global governing body for MMA (mixed martial arts), IMMAF – WMMAA, is proud to announce that renowned referee Marc Goddard will be joining its administrative team as Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Marc Goddard has served in a voluntary capacity on IMMAF’s Regulatory Affairs Committee since 2012 and already acts as lead on officials’ education and licensing, and as Head Official across IMMAF – WMMAA Championship events.
The administrative appointment extends the Brit’s role in the rapidly expanding area of sport policy-making and regulation, as IMMAF – WMMAA prepares for its first under 18s MMA Championships in Rome this August. The world governing body also faces growing demand from government organisations and commercial promoters for support with the sanctioning and commissioning of professional, as well as amateur MMA events.
Marc Goddard is well respected across the international MMA scene, having been involved in the sport since its inception. A former MMA and submission grappling competitor and coach, Marc moved into the officiating side of the sport to fast become the referee of choice for the UK’s leading promotions. He went on to become the first British referee appointed by the UFC and the first to be licensed in the United States, including under the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Marc has since officiated in more than forty countries and is a familiar face to MMA fans through his arbitration of some of the biggest matches in the sport, including UFC world championship contests.
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