The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) held its General Assembly on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. The assembly which was open to all UMMAF registered clubs in good standing and was broadcast electronically allowing each club access to all UMMAF financial documents, budget outlook for the year 2020, as well as electronic voting for the Board of Directors.
The results of the election, which were conducted online and hosted by Surveymonkey.com were then certified by UMMAF Governance Committee Chairman Dallas Hall. The election saw the democratic reelection of UMMAF President Frank Babcock, UMMAF Vice President Ryan Brueggeman as well as Robert Hulett, Dr. David Wang, Dr. Randa Bascharon, Chip Post and Zach Fears to new terms.
The assembly also outlined the new UMMAF Club Membership program for the registered members as well as discussed funding opportunities for the 2020 UMMAF National Team.
UMMAF Vice President Ryan Brueggeman stated, “This was a historic day for UMMAF. The completion of our Annual General Assembly fulfills an important duty to our membership which is keeping them informed as to the health of the federation but also to let the members know the direction of the organization itself. A key element of the assembly was the democratic election of our Board of Directors and the methods we used to ensure the results of the election were transparent, unmanipulated and verifiable. Once the results were reported by Surveymonkey.com, they were then sent to UMMAF Governance Committee Chairman Dallas Hall for verification. Only after his review of the report were the results accepted as official and sent on to the IMMAF.” Brueggeman went on to say, “This assembly was part of a renewed commitment to a democratic federation in the United States. One that supports and unites MMA clubs and gyms across the USA and gives them a voice in the direction of the sport. We chose the electronic option for the assembly to enable more clubs nationwide to attend and to encourage voting as well as alleviate the costs involved for travel which would have been prohibitive in many cases. Attendance and voting links were sent out to all UMMAF registered clubs.”
The UMMAF General Assembly was also observed by IMMAF CEO Densign White, IMMAF Vice President George Sallfeldt, and IMMAF Board Member Stewart Brain.