A ref's point of view: Does MMA need a sanctioning body?
I would just like to gauge your opinions a little.
Although their are some excellent individual fighters here in the UK, and indeed some top promotions, do you think that promoters & coaches should support a National Sanctioning Body that would ensure promoters meet certain criteria when running shows, match-making for titles, etc?
The reason i ask is that in pretty much any part of the UK there seems to be promotions popping up that each have their own version of 'British', and more laughably, 'European' champions.
With a sanctioning body would it not give the title more credibility?
Do you think it would raise standards?
Your input appreciated.