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PRESIDENT BROWN COMMENTS ON REJECTION OF MMA’S CLAIM FOR SPORT RECOGNITION

IMMAF -WMMAA President Kerrith Brown commented on yesterday’s rejection of MMA’s application for Observer Status by the Global Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF), following a two-year process.

This matters because Observer Status forms a marker on the pathway to official sport recognition, referred to by governments worldwide, giving greater powers to an organisation to regulate its sport. Further to that, only GAISF recognised sports may apply to feature in the Olympic programme.

“We are surprised at this outcome as IMMAF has engaged and communicated with GAISF throughout the two- year application process, attending applicant workshops and following all advice. On GAISF’s advice that rivalry with the World Mixed Martial Arts Association would be an obstacle to our application we duly merged with with WMMAA in 2018. We have been notified of no other issue with our application.

 

Read more: https://www.immaf.org/president-brown-comments-on-rejection-of-mmas-claim-for-sport-recognition/