IMMAF and UFC renew partnership

IMMAF and UFC renew partnership

By Edward Carbajal

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

The UFC and the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced that they renewed their partnership this week. If you were fortunate enough to attend the UFC’s annual International Fight Week held every July in Las Vegas last year, you would be familiar with the level of talent and competition the organization holds at events connected to the federation.

Last week the IMMAF let fight fans know they would be there again this July leading up to UFC 200. It’s not just fights and international events, the IMMAF looks to increase fighter safety at amateur and professional levels worldwide. 

IMMAF’s renewed partnership with UFC will not only strengthen the federation, but also further advance the mutual goal of increased athlete safety in MMA from the grassroots level. This partnership will benefit MMA athletes globally for its reformation of pathways to increase talent and education while offering opportunities to place protective structures against dangers that arise due to lack of regulation. Our alliance remains a game-changer for amateur combat sports and our awareness continues to make a difference on a global scale.
— IMMAF CEO Densign White

What the super bowl is to football fans, what Wrestlemania is to pro-wrestling fans, International Fight Week is becoming the equivalent in MMA. The partnership is proof that the sport is growing internationally and the efforts coming from partnerships with the standards of safety being a priority should help with its growth in the future.

Lorenzo Fertitta has mentioned in an interview with BBC that eventually MMA can be an Olympic sport. Having an international partnership with IMMAF could be the first steps in making that happen.

UFC renews partnership with International Mixed Martial Arts Federation|UFC.com

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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