Impact LPA launch Safe MMA Apparel to help fund fighters
Not-for-profit, UK fighter medical project, Safe MMA, is proud to announce the launch of Safe MMA Apparel from British MMA clothing brand, Impact LPA; with branded T-shirts in black and in white available now from www.impactlpa.com. Bespoke Safe MMA branded designs are also available for promotions, gyms or retailers on request.
Impact LPA has generously pledged to donate all profits generated from the sale of all Safe MMA apparel to a fund for fighters needing financial assistance with Safe MMA registration fees.
Professional MMA fighters are now required to be registered to fight on Safe MMA shows, that currently include UCMMA, BAMMA and Cage Warriors, with more promotions set to sign up in 2013. Safe MMA membership requires all fighters to undergo 6 monthly blood tests, annual GP medicals, pre- and post fight medicals and to uphold medically advised suspensions. All medical results will be stored in a confidential, medical database housed at the Centre of Health and Human Performance at 76 Harley St., London.
Impact LPA is a visible face on the UKMMA landscape and has proved a force to be reckoned with through the presence of its quality MMA sports products for athletes and MMA fans across UK shows. Impact LPA has worked with and supported fighters that include Che Mills, Jack Marshman, Linton Vassell, Dale Hardiman, Denniston Sutherland, Matt Ewin, Andre Winner and Dean Amasinger.
Commercial Director and Owner of Impact LPA, Ross Laurence, said:
“It’s an honour to be a part of Safe MMA and it is a great opportunity to get involved in helping make the sport safer. We have the chance to educate the general public about what a great sport MMA is. Promoting safety inside and outside the cage is key for legitimising the sport in the UK and Safe MMA is the first step in replicating the regulatory bodies in place around the rest of world.”
Safe MMA PR, Izzy Carnwath, said:
“I speak on behalf of all of Safe MMA in thanking Impact LPA for their support of the project. We are all aware that some fighters may be experiencing hardship and may not be in a position to cover their fees, particularly if it’s a first fight. While the annual registration fee is set at a rate that should be easily covered by one fight, there are always exceptional circumstances. We are striving to make Safe MMA accessible to all MMA fighters who value their health and who respect that of their opponents. Everyone at Safe MMA appreciates Impact LPA’s huge generosity in putting money into supporting fighter safety and UK MMA.”
UCMMA 32 hosts the first fight card featuring Safe MMA fights this Saturday 2nd February at London’s Troxy. For more information visit: http://www.ucmma.tv/
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