• IMMAF CEO Densign White blasts the two inter-sex bouts held in Poland last October 28
  • Both female competitors were defeated by TKO in a horrendously put together matchup against male fighters
  • Regulation and sport safety are among the IMMAF’s main thrusts

The two inter-sex mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts in Poland has brought another blemish to a sport that is working its way to be a recognized competition and a governing body has decided to step in.

Densign White, CEO of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), put out a statement in behalf of the international governing body for amateur fights to the International Business Times.

“Although neither the promoter nor competitors have any association with [the] IMMAF, as the international governing body for amateur mixed martial arts, I feel it is important that I state our position. IMMAF categorically disagrees with this intentionally scandalous, form of entertainment, which does not represent the sport of MMA or its values and puts women at risk," he said in the official statement.

“It is unacceptable that women and men should compete against each other in combat sports, essentially for reasons of safety but also fair play, and we in no way endorse this.”

Polish promotion MMA-VIP held its third event last Friday, October 29 and featured two inter-sex matches on its undercard.

The first had female arm wrestler and fitness instructor Ula Siekacz go up against Piotr “Mua Boy” Lisowski, where the latter picked up the TKO victory in Round 2 after battering Siekacz with strikes from the mount position.

Michal “Polish Ken” Przybylowicz fought Wiktoria Domzalska in the second inter-sex fight, with Przybylowicz winning via TKO 40 seconds into the fight.

From the get-go, the male fighters were pulling their punches to not damage their female counterparts too much, but the fact remains that the fights should have never been sanctioned in the first place.

It was a distasteful event that had combat sports fans fuming on social media and rightfully so.

The IMMAF was founded in February 2012, thanks to the backing of the UFC, and looks to support the growth of the sport by helping countries form their own promotions.

Focusing mainly on amateur MMA across the globe, regulation and sport safety are among the IMMAF’s main thrusts and its statement on this bizarre event looks to discourage any other promotion from thinking about putting another inter-sex bout together.