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 Africa.
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 Cairo Howarth.
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