I hear what your saying guy's but surely an MMA GB in the UK could be set up to represent the sport properly. Not so much to clean the sport up ( I dont think it needs that) but to assist promoters fighters and gyms in getting what they want. I have said before that not everyone has the same problems.
Dougie your new venture sounds good mate but when you come to Glasgow and a couple of other council areas you will find that its not the cage they have problems with its MMA and as a promoter they are not interested in talking to you.
Councils here want a governing body to shoulder the responsibilty and liabilty and until you can provide that they will not let you use thier venue's. If a governing body is not the answer then what is.