The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation has suspended all sanctioning activities due to the COVOID-19 outbreak.
UMMAF President Ryan Brueggeman made this statement. “Over the past few days we have been monitoring the COVOID-19 outbreak and taking a look at the risk factors involved for the athletes, fight staff and spectators. After speaking with our Board of Director members Dr. Randa Basharon and Dr. David Wang as well as consultation with California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster and Nevada Athletic Commission Program Manager Jeff Mullen, we have decided it is in the interest of public safety and our staff that we suspend our sanctioning activities. There is simply nothing worth risking the health of the public and fight staff. It has always been the policy of UMMAF to adhere to and obey the wishes of the state athletic commissions within the states that we operate in. This extends to tribal jurisdictions as well. We understand the hardships this places on athletes and promoters but we view it as a social responsibility.”
Brueggeman went on to say, “As soon as we get the green light from the state commissions and medical professionals, we will return to our sanctioning activities and look forward to providing credible sanctioning to the promotions and working with our state athletic commission partners.”