WATCH: ‘Mixed Martial Arts: Issues and Perspectives’ Congressional Hearing


Today’s Congressional hearing on MMA conducted by the Energy and Commerce Committee can now be viewed on demand. In addition to the above YouTube embed, you can watch in HD on C-SPAN’s website. The committee’s own YouTube channel streamed an alternate version live, but as of this writing, the archive is not working due to what appears to be user error.

The panel of witnesses for the hearing consisted of:

  • UFC Hall of Famer and dormer two division champion Randy Couture.
  • Neuropathologist Dr. Anne McKee.
  • UFC Vice President, Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitsky.
  • Lydia Robertson, who serves as the Treasurer of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a former pro MMA fighter who’s attempting to get the sport added to the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act (commonly known as the “Ali Act”) was one of the Congressmen present at the hearing. It lasted about 80 minutes.


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