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On Saturday night, Sparta Combat League 48 saw Ann Perez de Tejada lose her amateur MMA debut to Laura Dettman. That's not really noteworthy whatsoever in the grand context of the sport, but there is one thing about Tejada that surely is an eyebrow raiser: She's 68 years old.

Post #1   2/23/16 6:22:02PM   

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Same thing as the dada thing, just smaller notoriety. It will take something bad to happen for the commissions to grow up (a good thing) with letting things like this go down.

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How much oversight does an AC have over amateur bouts? I'm pretty sure it's none, could they refuse the promoter a license to hold the event or would that be the city's jurisdiction?

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while yes it's crazy..should it really not have been sanctioned? Maybe she is legit healthy and prepared for an amateur fight. She'd prob beat me and I'm half her age

There's worse out there- like that soccer mom fight

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Posted by tallica62

while yes it's crazy..should it really not have been sanctioned? Maybe she is legit healthy and prepared for an amateur fight. She'd prob beat me and I'm half her age

There's worse out there- like that soccer mom fight



Again, I'm curious how much oversight ACs have over these events. I've always believed it was none but I don't really know. Is there any kind of licensing or sanctioning for amateur fights/events?

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Posted by machodog76


Posted by tallica62

while yes it's crazy..should it really not have been sanctioned? Maybe she is legit healthy and prepared for an amateur fight. She'd prob beat me and I'm half her age

There's worse out there- like that soccer mom fight



Again, I'm curious how much oversight ACs have over these events. I've always believed it was none but I don't really know. Is there any kind of licensing or sanctioning for amateur fights/events?



It's different state by state. In states where they don't have commissions, it's down to agreements between the venue, promoter and insurance company what they'll allow. In most cases, venues and insurance require a ringside physician, and it ends up being on that doctor, who will lose their license if something happens. Often "freak show" events can't find someone willing to put their license on the line.

Even with ACs though, some have the thought process that if the person really wants to do it, as long as the match-up appears even, they'll go for it. I've spent time working with all ages and can't imagine anyone who wouldn't beat a 68 year old woman into the dirt, but someone apparently let it through.

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To be frank, I don't have a problem with the fight more than I have a problem with the ref letting her take unnecessary shots. The promoter said it best, who is he to take a dream away from someone.

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Posted by tildengolfer

The promoter said it best, who is he to take a dream away from someone.



Hate to disagree, but the promoter (or someone) should be the voice of reason. If you are 68 years old and your dream is to be a ticket taker at a movie theater, go for it. If your dream is to go back to school and get your degree, do it. But if your dream, at 68 years old, is to be a cage fighter, you need to let that shit go.

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Posted by machodog76

How much oversight does an AC have over amateur bouts? I'm pretty sure it's none, could they refuse the promoter a license to hold the event or would that be the city's jurisdiction?



In California, the commission designated the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization as the exclusive authority to regulate Amateur Mixed Martial Arts and Pankration/Combat Grappling in the State of California. don't know what kind of power they have, hopefully making common sense decisions is one of them.

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Posted by machodog76

How much oversight does an AC have over amateur bouts? I'm pretty sure it's none, could they refuse the promoter a license to hold the event or would that be the city's jurisdiction?



In California, the commission designated the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization as the exclusive authority to regulate Amateur Mixed Martial Arts and Pankration/Combat Grappling in the State of California. don't know what kind of power they have, hopefully making common sense decisions is one of them.



Interesting.

Post #11   2/25/16 7:09:55PM