FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 29, 2015:
St. Louis, MO – The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation has announced a dissolution of sanctioning of Xplode Fight Series after being unable to reach a mutual agreement regarding medical requirements as set forth by the California State Athletic Commission for professional fighters.
“After speaking with XFS CEO Gregg Sharpe we have come to a mutual agreement to terminate the relationship between our organizations.” says UMMAF Director of Operations Ryan Brueggeman. “UMMAF stands firm in its commitment to upholding and enforcing each states medical requirements as set forth by many of their governments as well as cooperating with the ABC to enforce best practices as required in their respective states, and this commitment has made UMMAF sanctioning unfeasible for the direction XFS has decided to take.” “We had high hopes for Xplode fight Series and it was our earnest desire to move forward, however it became clear over the last week that our ideals were too far apart regarding sanctioning.” Says Brueggeman.
It is our sincere hope that XFS finds credible sanctioning for the safety of its fighters and the progression of Mixed Martial Arts and that the standard of success is not measured by which major promotion signs a fighter or by cost cutting, but by safety, credibility, and recognition by credible sanctioning bodies such as UMMAF and the ABC.