Led by UFC commissioner Jeff Blatnick and referee John McCarthy , the UFC continued to work with state athletic commissions.  Blatnick, McCarthy, and matchmaker Joe Silva created a manual of policies, procedures, codes of conduct, and rules to help in getting the UFC sanctioned by the athletic commissions, many of which exist to this day.  Blatnick and McCarthy traveled around the country, educating regulators and changing perceptions about a sport that was thought to be bloodthirsty and inhumane.  By April 2000, their movement had clearly made an impact.  California was set to become the first state in the . to sign off on a set of codified rules that governed MMA.  Soon after, New Jersey adopted the language. 
Thanks for great contribution to a great article! When i read about this article i got very enthusiastic and impressed and found out i got to try it. So this is my 3 day. Day 1 i weighed in at kg. Today (day 3, morning) am weighing kg. My diet consist of chicken fillets 3 times a day with chilli and pepper and a bit of lemon juice. I have obviously followed the instructions down to a tee, and not sheeted along the way. My question is:why do i only marginally loose weight? By this point the guy in the article had lost quite a bit. What am i doing wrong?