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On March the 1st 2013, the West Australian Government are passing legislation to ban the use of the cage in all Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions.
The cage is equipment that is there for the safety of the athletes as it stops people falling through to the concrete and severely injuring themselves.
The passing of this legislation will in turn affect the West Australian tourism economy as the likely-hood of Perth staging another international event is highly unlikely.
Perth's local MMA athletes will be now be at a disadvantage as they will no longer be able to compete in a cage.
For the DARE 2012 million dollar cage fight, BK won rounds 1 & 3 - Takasee only won round 2, doing illegal elbow to the back of the head numerous times, and kicked BK in the groin, which is also illegal. Still the judges gave the championship to Takasee by one point, but how does that add up?
We need a REMATCH because it was not a legal or fair decision. It has been a rapid rise and the Finnish founder of Dare, Jussi Saloranta, hopes to bring the sport's global appeal to Bangkok, a place he calls the ''Fight Capital of the World'' for its muay Thai and combat sports heritage.
Rob 'C4' Sinclair has proven himself a top contender in the MMA world. He is the current BAMMA lightweight champion and has beaten both top national and international challengers.
Rob has not had his UFC call up yet and it is beyond its due date way beyond! So let's get this petition rolling, fill it up and get the attention of the powers that be at the UFC.
An Order of Emergency Suspension was served against American Amateur Mixed Martial Arts, based on inaccuracies and false allegations from The Florida State Boxing Commission and the Department of Business and Professional and Regulation.
They say that AAMMA is unethical and unsafe. For all that have EVER been a part of AAMMA, you know this to be untrue. Please sign this petition in your support of AAMMA.
Due to the ignorance of the inspectors of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida State Boxing Commission, they say that we;
1) had a weight difference between 2 minors of 30 lbs. We have video and paperwork to prove otherwise.
2) They say one of the athletes in the same match was knocked out. There was never even one punch thrown in the match and the athlete tapped out by submission.
3) That we allowed strikes to the head of a grounded opponent at events in Crestview on May 6th, 2011, in Panama City on July 16th, 2011 and in Tallahassee on August 13th, 2011. We have video of these events and can prove otherwise.
4)That AAMMA allowed minors to compete in Mixed Martial Arts. AAMMA's minors compete in Modified Martial Arts where they are only allowed to Kickbox when standing and Grappling only while on the ground while wearing full safety gear. We have video proof of this as well. AAMMA is the only non-profit educational/sanctioning organization of its kind in the state of Florida.
Please help us to fight this injustice for all of our registered student athletes, instructors, officials and volunteers all of which give many hours of their time and effort.
The Medical Marijuana Act was voted on in 2004 by the People of Montana - a law made by the direct will of the People.
Senate Bill SB423 was made into the Montana Marijuana Act. The Original Law has been substantially limited in scope and has dire consequences for the Will of The People.
To change the UFC's intro movie.
Sit down and watch a MMA (mixed martial arts) event and it isn't as violent as it is portrayed by the media.
Sure there is bound to be some injuries but everyday life can bring an injury.
The below excerpt is taken from the Moncton Times & Transcript News Paper stating that MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Events are banned for the next 6 months in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with no reason as to why.
The Moncton Boxing and Wrestling Commission has ruled there will be no mixed martial arts cards in Moncton for the next six months. There have been seven MMA events here in the past three years and the sport has enjoyed a growing fan base locally.
"After three years of sanctioning MMA events in the City of Moncton, the Moncton Boxing and Wrestling Commission has decided to do a complete review of the events that have been held here," said commission chairman Jerry Doiron-Gould.
"For the next six months, we will not be sanctioning any MMA cards in Moncton. Once that period is over, we will then make a decision on whether to continue sanctioning MMA events here."
Doiron-Gould wouldn't discuss what prompted the commission to do a review of past MMA events in Moncton.
Regularly drawing in TV audiences of over two million viewers, Mixed Martial Arts is the most exciting and quickest-growing combat sport in the world.
As such, we believe it to be worthy of a place in the London 2012 Olympic calendar, over-turning the decision made by the Olympic Committee in 2005 to introduce no new sports that year.
10 minute rule, as read in parliament
17 Mar 2008 : Column 632
Nail Bars and Special Treatment Premises (Regulation)
Dr. Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes, South-West) (Lab): I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the licensing of nail bars and premises where tattooing, cosmetic piercing and other prescribed treatments are carried out; and for connected purposes.
A constituent of mine first drew my attention to nail bars and the potential problems posed by what one might describe as the bargain-basement end of the market. My constituent, who runs a reputable nail bar in central Milton Keynes, became very concerned by the damage that had been done to the nails of some of her customers by other, less reputable establishments. Since I first raised this issue in the House on 15 November 2007, I have received feedback from across the UK showing that this is a widespread problem —a point reflected in the wide geographical spread of the sponsors of this Bill.
It might help Members who are not familiar with the nail bar business if I briefly describe what nail bars are and the procedures they use. Nail bars are a relatively recent import from the US. They are a part of the beauty industry, and offer artificial nail extensions that can then be painted or decorated. In reputable nail bars with properly qualified nail technicians, nail extensions are created from mixing a polymer powder with a polymerising agent called ethyl methacrylate, or EMA. The resulting nail extension is flexible and easily attached to the natural nail. Unfortunately, the expansion of nail bars has led to a rise in the number using unqualified technicians and using an alternative polymerising agent called methyl methacrylate, or MMA. The agent is banned in nail bars in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, but there is no such ban in this country. The attractions of MMA to the operative is that it is much cheaper than EMA, at between a third and a sixth of the price, and that it forms the extensions more quickly, enabling non-standard nail bars to undercut the prices of the more reputable businesses.
The customer might not be aware until it is too late that MMA has serious disadvantages, however. The nail extension is much more rigid and does not adhere well to the natural nail, so the natural nail has to be drilled or etched with an electric file to help adhesion. Unlike EMA, MMA polymers continue to polymerise once attached, and the MMA penetrates and damages the nail bed. Long-term use of MMA is associated with respiratory problems and serious allergic skin reactions, and the staff using it usually protect themselves, including from the dust generated by the electric filing, by wearing gloves and masks. That ought to suggest to the customer that the use of MMA is not risk free.
The other consequence for the customer of using MMA is that the extensions are so rigid and so tightly stuck to the nail that if they get caught or jammed the natural nail can be ripped off. Pain is caused by the drilling, and the permanent ridging and damage to the natural nail and nail bed can take a long time to grow out. To compound matters, MMA extensions are much more difficult to remove than those formed with EMA. [Interruption.] I can see that I am catching the attention of the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening). Several of the nail bar technicians who have contacted me have shown me graphic pictures of the damage that MMA has caused to the nails of patrons of sub-standard nail bars.
One way to deal with the problem is to improve awareness among the public, particularly young girls and women, of the damage caused by MMA and the importance of ensuring that, before anyone tampers with their nails, they check that the person is properly qualified. I know of one scheme that is to be launched shortly, which will allow potential customers to check a website for reputable nail bars in their area. I very much welcome that, but simply improving public awareness will not stop the continued spread of non-standard nail bars. Such bars not only risk affecting their customers but undercut the credibility of the whole sector and those who try to provide a high-quality service.
London councils within the M25 already have the power under part II of the London Local Authorities Act 1991 —“Special treatment premises”—to license nail bars, and thus in principle to impose standards, including the appropriate level of qualification for staff and restrictions on the chemicals that can be used. However, the contacts that I have had suggest that even in London, where licensing powers exist, council licensing officers may be focusing on hygiene—that is important, because hepatitis C can be spread through the use of electric drills on nails—and may not be aware of the specific risks of MMA or of the need to check the qualifications of staff.
Outside London, the situation is even more confused. Nail bars do not come within the scope of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, and therefore cannot be subject to licensing. Environmental health staff can give advice on the use of chemicals, but their only enforcement powers come through the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, which is relevant to employees, not to customers. Trading standards can respond to customer complaints, but most customers do not realise that the pain and damage that they experience because of MMA are not just a normal part of the process.
Although the problem of MMA seems well known in the industry, it seems to be below the radar of public authorities. In response to earlier comments that I have made in the House, the Department of Health has told me that it has made no assessment of the public health risk of MMA in nail bars, and the Health Protection Agency has no record of ill effects to customers or employees in the last three years. The HSE ’s health and safety laboratory is apparently reviewing health issues for technicians in nail bars, but it seems that, once again, the effect on the customer is being ignored—perhaps because damaged nail beds are not regarded as a terribly serious public health issue.
That is not satisfactory. Most of the customers of non-standard nail bars are likely to be young women and girls on low incomes, for whom the low prices that those businesses can charge make nail extensions seem much more accessible. Customers need to be protected from unscrupulous operators, which is why I propose that the powers already enjoyed by London councils to license nail bars and a number of other similar businesses should be extended to all local authorities across England.
The chief environmental health officer at my local council in Milton Keynes tells me that following an inspection tattooists, for example, like to have a document from the local authority as it drives the cowboy operators out of business. It helps to bring in customers if businesses can advertise that they are registered with the local authority. Among qualified nail technicians, there is also strong support for regulation. At present, an astonishing 85 per cent. of nail technicians do not have NVQ level 3 qualifications, and have no incentive to invest in the training as it gives them no competitive advantage.
A proper licensing regime across England would protect customers, drive up standards and reward those businesses investing in training. It would mean that girls and young women could use nail bars and be confident that they would suffer no ill-effects.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill ordered to be brought in by Dr. Phyllis Starkey, Ms Celia Barlow, Mr. Clive Betts, Dr. Roberta Blackman-Woods, Richard Burden, Ms Sally Keeble, Fiona Mactaggart, Chris McCafferty, Kerry McCarthy, Martin Salter, Anne Snelgrove and Margaret Moran.
Nail Bars and Special Treatment Premises (regulation)
Dr. Phyllis Starkey accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for the licensing of nail bars and premises where tattooing, cosmetic piercing and other prescribed treatments are carried out; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 25 April, and to be printed [Bill 87].
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I have rewritten the Petition when good suggestions come so please feel free to email me with any.
Since purchasing PRIDE the UFC seems to be without a solid direction they should go with them.
Its not really that much of a stretch. It's just like Season 4, and "I think" some of the Season 4 guys fought for more than UFC at one time. It'd be a sure-fire quick way to get the PRIDE guys introduced in USA UFC Fans minds. If you offer a Title shot to the Season winner (like 4) you will see just how many Good Fighters will sacrifice 6 Weeks. Realistically this could be the lower end guys that need that boost. Though some Fighters might bite the stick for six-weeks to get over in America that arent lower end.
Fighters make probably half of their money on endorsements, and people "in America" might know who Chris Leben is more than even Fedor. That sounds like im talking nonsense, but I dont think you realize the exposure value to everyone involved on that program.
If "some" of the PRIDE stable didnt want to do it hed have three good guys from there that would. No argument Its good business for everyone involved, but yeah a pain. "6 LONG WEEKS!" Its all how you look at it really. Yeah even if Fedor himself was a Coach for the season his name value would be MUCH greater afterward.
If the UFC moves ahead with this concept theyll pick who They want to pick. Having said that I believe the 2 best coaches for alot of reason would be Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs Shogun Ruas. Jackson would be simply the most entertaining Coach ever, and put some opponent that knocked him out for six weeks in his face - forgedaboudit.
This reality show put UFC on another level entire. Don't underestimate the power of TV. For a Title shot and Endorsement increase we imo could see the strongest llineup in a TUF house ever.