Brazil gets new Athletic Commission; will oversee UFC on FX 7

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  1. markg171

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    Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani
    “@MMAFighting: Marc Ratner: new Brazilian athletic commission will oversee UFC on FX 7"

    Skip to around 10:00 http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/1/16/3883042/marc-ratner-new-brazilian-commission-will-oversee-ufc-on-fx-7

    More info for anybody interested: http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/01/brazilian-mma-athletic-commission-joins-immaf-regulatory-group

    It's a specific MMA AC that is part of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The new commission will be called Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA)

    Should be interesting to see how this AC will turn out. Seems to me the UFC was doing just fine regulating themselves in regions without ACs.
     
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    New athletic comission here? I didn't hear or read anything about it... I hope they do good work and start tsting fighters in local events more.
     
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    That's awesome news.
     
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    Exactly what Brazilian MMA needs: competent judges and people getting suspended for smoking pot.
     
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    It's not Brazilian, its the international sanctioning body that the UFC has been working on.
     
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    In locales without an athletic commission, the UFC takes the role under the direction of Ratner, who is the former executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. This time around, a new Brazilian commission appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will oversee the event, Ratner said.

    Drug testing for the event will be held by an independent facility hired by the UFC, as with earlier international events.

    The UFC is still basically running the show:

    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/...s-wont-be-paid-out-until-return-of-drug-tests
     
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    Follow the link in the OP and skip to around 10:00 of the video. Marc Ratner (Head of UFC Regulatory Affairs) says that Brazil has set up an AC and this is basically their first event and that he and the UFC are going to help them run this event together. It's going to be a country wide commission, and they are drug testing every fighters
     
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    For this event, they basically are still running the event. Ratner said they're going to work together for this one as the commission asked for their help. But I don't really mind, the UFC does a better job than most ACs when it comes to regulating the events/drug testing the fighters
     
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    Ratner has his hands deep inside this new international commission and has been trying to put this together for awhile. It looks like it might end up being like the Association of Boxing Commission is for the US. They lay out rules and basic guidelines for the state commissions to follow.
     
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