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Jeff Kemp Joins UMMAF as Georgia State Director!

For Immediate Release: August 2nd, 2016 By Justin Brown – UMMAF SE Regional Director The United States Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF) is extremely proud to welcome Mr. Jeff Kemp to our organization as the GA State Representative to provide sanctioning oversight and regulation guidance for amateur MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai events throughout Georgia. Mr. Kemp brings a great deal of experience and passion on board which will benefit greatly toward accomplishing his goals. Jeff was born and raised in the SE. Jeff is also a lifelong student of martial arts. He holds the rank of second degree black belt in United Karate under Master Jim Haymore in Gainesville, GA. He has also trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2000 as well as several other styles of unarmed combat including boxing, kickboxing, Shidokan karate, and judo. He has also studied traditional weapons. Jeff has competed in numerous tournaments throughout his tenure in Martial Arts. Jeff has officiated mixed martial arts events for the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission since 2009. He has worked on some of the largest shows in the country to include the UFC, Bellator, Legacy and the NFC. Jeff has also enrolled and passed many Association of Boxing Commission approved MMA official’s courses around the country including John McCarthy’s C.O.M.M.A.N.D. course in Valencia, CA as well as courses instructed by Yves Lavigne, Marc Fennell, Rob Hinds, Doc Hamilton, and Blake Grice. The UMMAF team is thankful to have someone with Jeff’s credentials and experience on board to help support and grow UMMAF throughout GA, to the benefit of local athletes and promotions. UMMAF is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization sponsoring a host of programs dedicated to amateur martial arts. The organization was formulated exclusively for the establishment and development of general practices within amateur Mixed Martial Arts in the USA as the official governing body for MMA in the USA representing the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). IMMAF is the only World governing body of MMA internationally acknowledged to develop the sport of MMA as a developing Olympic sport. The UMMAF is the only organization established, audited and approved by the IMMAF, to develop MMA athletes in the United States for recognition on the World stage in critically important National and International events which will qualify the sport for inclusion in the Sport Accord, which is the next step toward Olympic recognition. Lets welcome Jeff on board the UMMAF team and wish him continued success with his contributions toward the growth and progression of MMA! Jeff is pictured here with IMMAF regulatory affairs committee member and international official’s certification trainer Marc Goddard.


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