Amateur MMA Now Regulated in Ontario
Kickboxing Ontario will oversee amateur mixed martial arts in Ontario, according to a Globe and Mail report.
One year after professional MMA was legalized, the Ontario government has appointed Kickboxing Ontario to oversee amateur shows. According to the report, Kickboxing Ontario will have the authority to shut down any amateur event that is not following their rules and policies.
In the article, Ontario government spokesperson Rob Foote is quoted as saying,
“AMMA has been unregulated,” Foote said. “This is a way to bring an unsanctioned sport at the amateur level under the auspices of a regulating body,” he said. “That means there is a framework to ensure that the sport will be able to better protect and provide safety and rules and training and proper coaching.”
In another report by CP24 states that children as young as 10 years old will be allowed to compete.