Thursday, January 8, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
I have the best wishes in mind for the entire mixed martial arts community for the new year.
I have great hopes for the continued growth of the sport in my home state of New York and nationwide.
With that in mind, I must announce that I will no longer permit contestants to compete in my event (Ring of Combat) if they still choose to compete in unregulated, unsanctioned or illegal events. For example, if a contestant chooses to compete in a UCL event, they will no longer be welcome to compete on future events that I promote.
There is no valid reason for a contestant to compete in an unsafe and unregulated atmosphere. Those who choose to do so are not acting in the best interests of the future growth and acceptance of this sport.
This policy will go into effect as of the date of this writing.
Promoter, Ring of Combat