Study Finds High Hand Fracture Rate in MMA, Suggests Glove Redesign

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the journal The Physician and Sports Medicine reviewing upper limb injury rates in MMA. In the study, titled Upper Limb Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts, the authors reviewed ringside physician reports in Nevada for UFC cards. Data from 408 … More Study Finds High Hand Fracture Rate in MMA, Suggests Glove Redesign

Study – Women Report Concussions at Twice the Rate of Men in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in Brazil finding that the incidence of concussion for women in BJJ was twice as high as for men. In the study, titled Women Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioners showed a higher incidence of concussion: an epidemiological analysis, the authors polled 779 BJJ … More Study – Women Report Concussions at Twice the Rate of Men in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Study – Least Experienced Suffer The Most Concussions in BJJ

If you ever spent much time in a martial arts school you may have observed that the least experienced students can be the most dangerous, both to themselves and others. A recent study from Brazil seems to substantiate this observation finding that in jiu jitsu the risk of concussion is greatest among the least experienced … More Study – Least Experienced Suffer The Most Concussions in BJJ

Let’s Talk Diaz, Khamzat and the Legal Mess in Nevada

Just now Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for his main event with Nate Diaz by 7.5 pounds. The UFC claims the Nevada Commission is giving him a further hour to make weight. Folks, this is a mess. Let’s drill through some of the issues. A fighter cannot cut more than 2 pounds after missing weight in … More Let’s Talk Diaz, Khamzat and the Legal Mess in Nevada

Congratulations to Olena Kolesnyk on her PFL Run!

My lawfirm, via combatsportslaw, was proud to sponsor badass Ukrainian fighter Olena Kolesnyk during this season’s Professional Fighters League run in the women’s lightweight bracket. Congratulations on a great showing and making it to the semifinals. A great run! And thank you for the social media shoutout. Looking forward to what’s next for you! The … More Congratulations to Olena Kolesnyk on her PFL Run!

Its Official! ABC Creates a “Fighters Committee”

(Fighters, the ABC will be creating their registration system for fighters who wish to participate on the Committee shortly. One easy way to stay informed is via the non profit Fighting Foundation who will update you once the ABC’s registration process is complete) ________________________________________________________ After hundreds of current and retired fighters signed an open letter … More Its Official! ABC Creates a “Fighters Committee”

Fighters Reportedly Receiving $0.00 From New UFC Footwear Sponsorship

This week the UFC issued a press release highlighting a new ‘footwear’ sponsorship between the promoter and an “innovative performance brand created by trailblazing global entertainer and entrepreneur Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson“. The shoe deal will presumably require fighters to wear these shoes/slides during their walk to the cage and perhaps beyond (ie fight week … More Fighters Reportedly Receiving $0.00 From New UFC Footwear Sponsorship

New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing

Adding to this site’s efforts to track the growing legality of Bare Knuckle Boxing, New Mexico has recently approved the sport. Title 15, Chapter 6, Part 19 came into force last year and sets out the framework for legal BKB in the land of enchantment. The full rules read as follows: TITLE 15             GAMBLING AND LIQUOR … More New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing