“It’s disturbing,” IMMAF President Kerrith Brown stated, when discussing the process that resulted in IMMAF’s application to the World Anti-Doping Agency being denied. In 2016 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) submitted its application to become an official signatory to the WADA code. Success would have rendered eligible IMMAF’s application for recognition from Sport Accord. In turn, Sport Accord affiliation is a usual requirement for sports seeking recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). WADA approval would have also provided tangible support to IMMAF’s anti-doping programme, better enabling the sport’s sole governing body for Amateur MMA to improve safety for its participants. Full article in the link - IMMAF bosses Kerrith Brown & Densign White discuss the political influences that plagued IMMAF's WADA application, despite full compliance to the WADA code: http://www.immaf.org/immaf-heads-discuss-wada-setback-the-process-is-disturbing/ POSTED IN THE WRONG SECTION, SORRY.