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3/27/13 5:02 PM
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Greg Sirb, who has served as executive director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission since 1990, has taken a look at the regulation of amateur MMA, and he is not happy:

The AMATEUR MMA situation in the States is a “”MESS”

In a simple review of the records just within the past six months I have documented over (60) amateur MMA fighters who were TKO/KO by strikes yet received NO suspension – of these (60) – 37 of them had NO MMA ID – so how do we even know who they are ? – I think it would be very easy for an amateur fighter to by KO’d then just turn around the very next day and fight again using a different name – WHO would KNOW ?

There are currently 12 states where amateur MMA is legal but not regulated:
Below is a listing of the # of Bouts in each of these states:
 Montana= 0 bouts
S. Dakota=0 buts
Michigan=108 bouts
Illinois=86 bouts
Alabama=11 bouts
Virginia=47 bouts
Vermont=31 bouts
N Hampshire=0 bouts
Alaska=0 bouts
Massachusetts=0 bouts
Missouri=304 bouts
Tennessee=25 bouts
New York =30 bouts (although  Amateur MMA is NOT legal)

**So we have 642 amateur bouts ( just so far in 2013) that have NO State Commission regulation – which in many cases means NO medical suspensions – NO MMA ID cards  - this is a SCARY SITUATION

Three possible solutions:
1.       Have all states/tribes that allow Amateur MMA regulate it
2.       If the Commission cannot get regulation authority than amateur MMA in that state should be banned
3.       The formation of a National amateur MMA Association 

Gregory P. Sirb
PA. State Athletic Commission
Harrisburg, PA. 17110


3/27/13 5:22 PM
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Almost everyone I know who fights in PA goes to Virginia to fight because it more like pro style rules. I have fought multiple times in Virginia to get MMA experience not a wrestling match which almost always happens in the ammys.
3/27/13 5:26 PM
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Sirb is a douche with small man syndrome Phone Post
3/27/13 5:31 PM
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I live in PA but refuse to fight amateur in this state or in NJ. Not only is amateur mma a mess, but the rules make it so that it is barely an MMA fight at all. Phone Post
3/27/13 5:51 PM
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fullofbsx2 -  Sirb is a douche with small man syndrome Phone Post

Argument ad hominem reflects poorly on the person making the charge. Greg is actually one of the best regulators in the world.

3/27/13 5:59 PM
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MMASMG - Almost everyone I know who fights in PA goes to Virginia to fight because it more like pro style rules. I have fought multiple times in Virginia to get MMA experience not a wrestling match which almost always happens in the ammys.
This. Phone Post
3/27/13 8:42 PM
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With that said I know Serb is well respected in the boxing and MMA community and is a major player in making the sport more legitimate across the states. I believe ammy rules in PA are in for a few changes thanks to Sirb.
3/27/13 8:45 PM
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"3. The formation of a National amateur MMA Association "

That would be a pretty great step forward, wouldn't it?
3/27/13 10:03 PM
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Uhh lol ..... I'm a matchmaker for a pa promotion and a fighter so I know Greg well. Pa ammy rules are in for a change the vote will be soon but as far as Sirb having a pro beat up some amateurs I highly doubt it. Phone Post
3/27/13 10:05 PM
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The only way you would have been asked to fight a amateur is if it was your pro debut and he didnt want to approve you pro. If you had at least 1 pro fight then i don't care what you say he said your so full of shit it's not even funny Phone Post
3/27/13 10:12 PM
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What's your name? Lets see how much of a badass you are Phone Post
3/27/13 10:25 PM
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powerbombu - Yeah i'm sure I am, if I am full of shit get your best amatuers in pa and I'll grapple them in front of the entire UG and underground. And post the vids on youtube. You would see a big difference between a pro and an amateur.
Your out of this world , sirb may have issues but he would never put a pro against ammys , pa is one the best states for pro MMA and I am glad I am a part of it , now get the Fuck out of here Phone Post
3/27/13 10:31 PM
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What corruption charges? And I am pro bud so let's go Phone Post
3/27/13 10:31 PM
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Thank god I'm not the only one that thinks this guys a retard. Ill grapple your pathetic ass Phone Post
3/27/13 10:32 PM
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I'm a 0-1 pro with ok jits. I ain't scared homie Phone Post
3/27/13 10:36 PM
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powerbombu - alright lets go then. email me at preymantis4@yahoo.com and we will set it up
Where do you even live ?? And what point do you think you are going to prove ? Phone Post
3/27/13 10:39 PM
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I'm with abick. Probably not even a pa guy. Pissed off Sirb wouldn't allow him to fight pro here Phone Post
3/27/13 10:41 PM
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powerbombu - Greg serb does not have a legit mma commission. I'm a pro fighter and he wanted me to beat up on some amatuers. This has nothing to do with mma and has everything to do with creating revenue. Fuck mma if he has anything to do with it.

Do you have a name, and a record? Or are you like a ninja?

3/27/13 10:42 PM
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Tell ya what. Go to pa events and click the throwdown pa grap championships . Sign up. Ill be there Phone Post
3/27/13 10:44 PM
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This is getting good
3/27/13 10:47 PM
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I am an official verified 1-0 pro @ 145. I will be glad to grapple you or if you would like to "smash" some ammys we have some guys for that too!! Phone Post
3/27/13 10:51 PM
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The only thing wrong with pa is ammy rules for 1. And Sirb tends to deny some ammys due to age difference and what not. I always felt like you should just let the guys fight if they have the proper training. Pa is no Ohio commission lol. And the whole point of all this shit is this guy saying Sirb said to fight ammys as a pro. I mean come on get real lol Phone Post
3/27/13 10:53 PM
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Dmitry, I can tell you right now bAsed off 1 fight you had Sirb wouldn't have allowed you to fight in this state pro. Phone Post
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Sirb does do some stuff that isn't right , I had 4 fights in VA and he said they didn't count and made me fight a 0-1 guy for my pa ammy debut but overall he is good for the sport compared to other states Phone Post
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The best grapplers in pa seriously so ur saying if we go to penn state u can smack these dudes around in wrestling. Phone Post

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