MMA event cancelled over promoter’s insurance issues
An MMA event scheduled to go ahead in Dublin yesterday evening was cancelled because the venue deemed that the organisers’ insurance policy did not meet their requirements.
Irish-owned promotion World Cage Fighting Championship were due to host WCFC 5 at the Wright Venue in Swords last night, but the show was belatedly called off just as it was due to start.
The Wright Venue told Independent.ie that the insurance policy presented to them by representatives of World Cage Fighting Championship was not considered by them to be of the required standard for such an event.
Furthermore, they also claimed that for such events the onus was on the promoter or organiser, and not the venue, to take out insurance for both participants and those in attendance.
The Wright Venue confirmed that the fighting apparatus used by World Cage Fighting Championship, which is a cage and boxing ring hybrid, could put customers at risk of undue harm, and that they decided the insurance policy in question did not address those possibilities.
While these developments may be coincidence, the death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho on Monday, after an event at the National Stadium last weekend, has likely heightened an awareness for the utmost diligence where mixed martial arts is concerned.