California Mma Regulations “pulled Back” For Pride Amendments; Final Approval Pushed To November At Earliest
California MMA Regulations "Pulled Back" for PRIDE Amendments;
Final Approval Pushed to November at Earliest
By Loretta Hunt
A California State Athletic Commission meeting held yesterday in downtown Los Angeles yielded promising developments for Japan’s leading mixed martial arts organization PRIDE, yet extended the time in which the sport must take to be legalized in the state by a minimum of 45 to 60 days, pushing a final approval date dangerously close to missing its December 9th fiscal deadline.
With a unanimous vote among the four Commissioners in attendance, the CSAC opted to recognize three revisions that Dream Stage Entertainment, promoters of PRIDE, had applied for consideration. They included the option of the use of a ring as opposed to a cage for MMA contests in the state, as well as the utilization of a 10-5-5 minute round format and the approval for fighters to wear gis and wrestling shoes in MMA bouts.
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