Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documents consequences of weight cutting in MMA

Based on research collected in 2017 by IMMAF’s Ben Crighton and fellow researchers, the group’s latest case study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, documenting performance effects and harmful consequences through the ‘physiological and metabolic impact of extreme weight cutting by an elite male MMA athlete.’ Abstract: The aim of the present case study […]

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IMMAF Events Director praises example set by women as MMA officials

Pictured above: South Africa’s Chyrene Strauss officiates at FightStar Championships, the nation’s prominent developmental platform.  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran For IMMAF Events Director, Alistair Pettitt, the increased involvement from women at this year’s IMMAF Africa Open Championships was a distinguishable contribution to the event’s success. IMMAF, in conjunction with official national governing body, MMA South Africa (MMASA), hosted its third […]

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Cutman Diary: ‘Epinephrine is a PED yet it’s given the blind eye’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In a series of new ‘Cutman Diary’ articles IMMAF.org talks to up-and-coming cutman Liam Bowes (pictured above at the 2017 IMMAF European Open). For near five years the 21-year-old has dedicated himself as a protege of top flight MMA and boxing cutman Joe Clifford, through years of educational courses, event shadowing, hand-wrapping, and most recently, official […]

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Cutman Diary: ‘Epinephrine is a PED yet it’s given the blind eye’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In a series of new ‘Cutman Diary’ articles IMMAF.org talks to up-and-coming cutman Liam Bowes (pictured above at the 2017 IMMAF European Open). For near five years the 21-year-old has dedicated himself as a protege of top flight MMA and boxing cutman Joe Clifford, through years of educational courses, event shadowing, hand-wrapping, and most recently, official […]

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Cutwoman Diary: ‘Every fighter should have the best care possible’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Cutwoman Jessica Isaacson (above) is a certifiable embodiment of progression within modern MMA. As the latest and future generations of athletes develop, so do those who operate around them, and this includes the likes of Jessica who are pioneers of a revolution pushing for continuous education and certification within the sport, committed to enhanced care for […]

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