"IMMAF is disputing the rejection of its application to become a WADA signatory on the grounds of infringement to its personality rights according to Swiss law. Although IMMAF meets all WADA criteria, the agency which was founded to independently protect and support participant safety in sport, rejected IMMAF’s application. The sole reason given was rebuttal by other recognized International Sports Federations, mainly combat sports federations.
WADA’s rejection has wide reaching impact on the development of the sport of MMA, including the safety of its competitors and their right to fair competition. It also damages IMMAF’s reputation and MMA’s scope for development since WADA signatory status is a requirement of all sports federations wishing to become members of Global Alliance of International Sports Federations" - via ummaf.org