MMA Banned in Lebanon – Is It Fair?

23 Feb. 2017 – The Minister of Youth and Sports has officially taken the decision of banning the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Lebanon. He will also remove all the licenses linked to this game.

This resolution was announced today, February 23rd, and prohibits the organization of any public sports events or festivities that are related or similar to MMA. It revokes all activities that use a cage and violence.

The resolution 52/1/2017 was stipulated in the law as following:

  • Article 1: Resolution 67/1/2016 on 10/4/2012 regarding MMA is annulled, and so the said game becomes one of the non-practiced sports in Lebanon.
  • Article 2: It is prohibited to any party, and under any title, to hold games, competitions and events of MMA or any similar sport in which a cage and violence are used, and that, under the risk of applying the laws in force.
  • Article 3: This resolution will be published and divulged where needed.

Now that this resolution has been taken, let us know what you think of it in the comment box below.