(London.3rd June.13) Today, the recently formed SAFE MMA- Ireland has issued the statement below urging the Irish MMA community to action. The group has negotiated with SAFE MMA so that fighters, gyms and promotions from the Republic of Ireland can now also register to the central database housed at 76 Harley Street, London (UK) and apply by the same guidelines. Registering Irish promotions and gyms will have a voice in the development of SAFE MMA alongside their British counterparts. The SAFE MMA -Ireland task force has volunteered to provide information and outreach services specific to Ireland and will work to develop a medical network in the country. A few minor equivalency modifications will be made to SAFE MMA UK guidelines. For example, blood results printed on HSE (Irish NHS) paper will have NHS equivalency.
The UK MMA Expo debuts at Manchester’s Event City on the weekend of 20th-21st July to showcase the best of British MMA. By sharing the passion that drives the sport in this country, the exhibition organisers hope to extend its reach to benefit a wider audience. With an advertising campaign ran in conjunction with Peel Holdings, the UK MMA Expo team aim to attract large numbers to the event.
Cage Warriors and Quest FC both held Mixed Martial Arts events under the governance of Safe MMA, last Saturday 4th May. All competing professional MMA fighters were medically cleared to participate by Safe MMA. All fighters underwent pre and post-fight medical examinations at the event conducted by doctors who advised the medical suspensions.
Next month, OMMAC is set to become the 5th promotion to register with Safe MMA, in the run up to its September 7th event at the Liverpool Olympia. The promotion’s breaking news deal with LOADED TV, which extends to the end of 2013, will see OMMAC 18 present Safe MMA to an extended television audience.