For the first time in the state of Missouri, youth pankration bouts were contested. I feel like he pushed me harder than anyone else has. It felt great to bring home a second USFL championship. Unfortunately, the first Missouri event to feature youth pankration may be the last for the foreseeable future thanks to House Bill The legislation, banning youth competitors in MMA age 17 and under among other things, has been signed and goes into effect on August
House approves Gregory’s bill for state to regulate amateur MMA, kickboxing
Missouri Youth MMA Ban Threatens UMMAF/USFL Progress -
HB would put amateur kickboxing and mixed martial arts under state supervision. In amateur MMA certain moves would prohibited — elbow strikes and knee strikes to the head during the first five bouts — and minors would be unable to participate. I repeat we are shifting the supervision over. We are going to be getting rid of regulations on announcers and managers and we are also going to be eliminating the requirement of cable companies to report their pay-per-view sales. The bill still got some pushback, with opponents arguing that this is an increase in regulations and takes away the rights of parents. The bill would allow the State of Missouri to regulate a sport it is not currently allowed to regulate thus adding to regulations. This legislation goes against what Republicans say they stand for, according to the opposition.
Missouri to start regulating amateur MMA and kickboxing
Check out this in-depth interview with the credentialed and humble Canton, Ohio native Mo Miller. He was kind enough to walk us through his life as a wrestler, attempt at international wrestling, and the progression of his MMA career. When you hail from a wrestling power state like Ohio, exposure to the sport is a near certainty.
Our fighter development system was created to help fighters develop the skills it takes to make it in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. This system mirrors that of Major League Baseball, where players start at a development league and move up based on their skills and performance. Fighters start out fighting in a smaller venue and work their way up into the professional-level events. We are able to do this because of the of MMA events we ourselves promote and also the affiliations we have established with various professional MMA companies.