By Gareth A Davies Boxing and MMA
There has been much debate over whether MMA should be vying for Olympic inclusion. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is holding a press conference in London tonight to explain it role in explaining MMA at IOC seminars during the London Olympics.
Given the explosion of the sport in Brazil, and the love of jiu-jitsu there, there is the prospect that the sport finds momentum in being considered for Rio 2016, potentially as a demonstration sport.
Monitoring mixed martial arts on behalf of the IOC during these seminars are:
Richard L Carrión of the Executive IOC, representing Puerto Rico, Ivan Dibós, representing Peru, Habu Gumel, representing Nigeria, and Göran Petersson, representing Sweden. George Sallfeldt, an IMMAF Board Member, is to host the press conference.
The press event is at the RE London Shoreditch Hotel, 419-437 Hackney Road, at 8pm.