Cape Town - Since the inception of the
organisation, EFC has spearheaded the growth, development and safety of
MMA throughout Africa.
Up to now and in association with Drug Detection
International, EFC has funded and run its own anti-doping programme which
followed the strict guidelines of The South Africa Institute for
Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS).
As of Thursday - and going forward - EFC officially falls
under the South Africa Institute for Drug-Free Sport.
The South African
Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s core focus is to tackle doping in sport
in order to ensure a culture of ethics and fair play within South
Although the organisation was guided by WADA, EFC now officially
follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code which is considered to
be the strictest anti-doping code in world.
“Athlete safety is our utmost concern, and this is another step forward
as we strive to be the world leaders in MMA safety”, said EFC president
He added, “As far as we know, at this stage we are the
only MMA organisation in the world to be part of WADA”.
Full WADA guidelines available HERE
More information on The South Africa Institute for Drug-Free Sport is available HERE
EFC 39: Groenewald v Van Zyl, presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at GrandWest, Cape Town, on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com