Calgary Combative Sports Commission Update on Couture Suspension
The Calgary Combative Sports Commission offers this latest media release:
“The Calgary Combative Sports Commission would advise that Ms. Couture complied with all the medical and licensing requirements as set forth in Bylaw 53M2006 of the City of Calgary to compete in the Friday, July 8th combative sports event held at the Telus Convention Centre. She provided all the medical documentation required by the Commission including clearance from her doctor to fight.
That being said, there is another matter to be addressed. While we are not bound by law, it isprotocol to honor suspensions issued by Commissions from other jurisdictions. This is something Calgary supports and makes every effort to adhere to. Substantial effort was made by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board to assist the Calgary Combative Sports Commission in an attempt to clear up the outstanding requirements of the suspension issued in October of 2010 to Ms.Couture. We fully appreciate the extra effort put forth by members of the New Jersey ControlBoard to assist us in attempting to resolve this matter.
Following the above noted efforts, a misunderstanding between the Calgary Combative Sports Commission and Ms. Couture’s arose when she believed the matter had ultimately been resolved.
That turned out not to be the case, the paperwork provided by Ms. Couture’s doctor’s office did not meet with the very specific requirements stipulated by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board to allow their suspension to be lifted. Ms Couture is in the process of resolving those outstanding issues.”
The Calgary Combative Sports Commission regulates, governs and controls professionalcombative sporting events and contestants within the city of Calgary. The Combative Sports Commission bylaw, 53M2006, can be viewed here.