Archive for May, 2020

The Anti-Doping Landscape And Athlete Perspective

May 7th, 2020

IFMA prides itself on being a fully compliant World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) signatory and partner of the International Testing Agency (ITA), collaborating on initiatives to keep our sport clean and to protect our clean athletes. IFMA has a zero-tolerance policy against doping violations. The protection of the clean athlete is one of IFMA’s main missions based on the pillar of fair play. Education is key and this is why all IFMA stakeholders regardless athlete or support ...

Levin the Dream

May 7th, 2020

Artem Levin also known as 'the Lion' is a true ambassador of muaythai etching his name permanently into the WMC hall of fame. Artem made his transition from a national champion to multiple time IFMA world champion then 2 time winner for the SportAccord World Combat Games before finally becoming WMC champion. Mr Levin stated that representing Russia within the Olympic movement, standing proudly under the Russian flag and winning the World Combat Games both in ...

Going Back in Time with Stan the Man

May 6th, 2020

History was made in a spectacular WMC beach battle in Pattaya on the 30th of March 1996 when Australian Stan the Man in front of a record of over 80,000 spectators and over 60 million TV viewers became the first WMC super heavy weight world champion, defeating Kirkwood Walker from England and becoming the first westerner to receive the prestigious belt. Stan the man described this moment as one of the highlights of his career. He ...

Condolences for the Passing of General Tianchai Sirisumpan

May 4th, 2020

IFMA wishes to express sincere condolences for the passing of General General Tianchai Sirisumpan. The Muaythai family mourns the loss of a great Muaythai ambassador and president with a vision for sport. He was also the former Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand. He served his country as former Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai army. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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