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Registration for MMA Training Seminar Closes May 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2017) – Mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts have until May 10 to register for a referee and judging training seminar with the legendary UFC referee Big John McCarthy, hosted by the RMWB Combative Sports Commission.

“This is the first step to developing a local pool of MMA judges and referees in our community,” said Phil Heinzelman, RMWB Combative Sports Commission member. “We want to ensure both residents and visitors to Fort McMurray have the opportunity to register for this opportunity with Big John.”  

COMMAND Referee and Judging Training Seminar
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 5 p.m.
Location: Casman Centre, 110 Eymundson Rd., Fort McMurray
Cost: $367.50 per person, plus Eventbrite administration fees

COMMAND is an internationally recognized MMA referee and judging training school founded by McCarthy and approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), which is the regulatory body for all commissions in North America.  

Register online through the RMWB Combative Sports Commission website at Participants must be at least 16 years of age to register. The Combative Sports Commission is the regulatory body for combative sports events in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

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