HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Many who love mixed martial arts say the sport is safe, if there are rules. However there are no regulations for amateur MMA fighting in Michigan and state lawmakers want to change that.
At Xtreme MMA in Holland, Eric Lozano says he could find an unsanctioned fight with amateurs in Michigan every weekend. Lozano will make his pro debut next month, but as an amateur he's fought in matches with no blood testing available and no doctors around.
"I've seen somebody get hit and they go into a seizure and they're on the floor and we don't have the medical staff that we need and it's kind of scary," says Lozano.
In Michigan, there are no regulations for amateur MMA fighting and no requirement to report or keep record of matches either. MMA experts say that means people with no experience often are facing an opponent who's been in 30 or 40 matches.