Kickboxing is in a bit of a strange place right now in the United States, kind of like where the UFC was years ago. GLORY doesn’t work directly with State Athletic Commissions, instead they work with ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) to handle their regulatory matters. That means everything from rules, officials, judges to working with local officials to make sure that everything is done properly.
GLORY announced today that they will be continuing with their relationship with the ISKA, which dates back to 2012, meaning that all shows going forward will still be overseen by the ISKA.
“ISKA is the go-to regulatory interface for ensuring that the ‘Ts’ are crossed and the ‘Is’ are dotted,” said Andrew Madigan, Global Head of GLORY Operations and Compliance. “You can feel a measurable rise in confidence with the fighter talent knowing that this vigilance is in place.”