Foundation Launched After MMA Fighter Dies From Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting has been responsible for an ever growing list of injury, health consequences and at least three fighter deaths in Mixed Martial Arts.  The friends and family of one fighter who died from the practice have now launched a foundation looking to educate stakeholders and bring about much needed change. Rondel Clark died … More Foundation Launched After MMA Fighter Dies From Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

In New Court Filing UFC Makes Strong Case For Why Fighters Should Unionize

Knowledge is power and apparently the UFC don’t want fighters to be informed when it comes to contract negotiations. In recent court papers filed in Mark Hunt’s doping lawsuit against Brock Lesnar and Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa asks the Court to keep details of Mark Hunt’s contract confidential.  Why?  Because they don’t want … More In New Court Filing UFC Makes Strong Case For Why Fighters Should Unionize

$8,000 Damage Assessment for Piracy of Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, E.D. California, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao bout. In the recent case (J & J Productions, Inc. v. Cervantes) the Defendant displayed the bout at a night club … More $8,000 Damage Assessment for Piracy of Mayweather vs Pacquiao

$60,000 in Damages Recommended For Piracy of Mayweather vs McGregor

In what is one of the higher judgements you will see for the commercial piracy of a sports Pay Per View program, reasons for judgement were recently published assessing damages of $60,000 for the piracy of Mayweather vs McGregor. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Carter) the Defendant displayed the Mayweather vs. McGregor … More $60,000 in Damages Recommended For Piracy of Mayweather vs McGregor

ABC Passes New Rules Hoping to Curb Extreme Weight Cutting in Championship Boxing Bouts

At this week’s Association of Boxing Commission annual conference rapid extreme weight cutting in combative sports was called an ‘epidemic’.  Given the documented injuries and deaths from the practice that is a fair characterization. In an attempt to address the issue the ABC voted on new guidelines hoping to discourage the most extreme forms of … More ABC Passes New Rules Hoping to Curb Extreme Weight Cutting in Championship Boxing Bouts

Study – MMA Fighters Sustain Worse Wrist/Hand Damage than Boxers

Adding to this site’s database of combative sports safety studies, a paper was recently published comparing the extent of hand/wrist injuries for MMA athletes compared to boxers. In the study, titled “Degenerative changes in the hand and wrist in elite MMA fighting – an MRI study in comparison to boxing” 11 MMA fighters and 10 … More Study – MMA Fighters Sustain Worse Wrist/Hand Damage than Boxers

Neurologist Discusses Ethics of Doctors Serving as Ringside Physicians

An article was recently published in the South African Journal of Sports Medicine discussing the ethics of doctors serving as ringside physicians for combat sports, activities that are inherently dangerous for brain health. The paper, titled “Neurologist at Ringside – To be or not to be?” notes that combative sports “are universally thought to be … More Neurologist Discusses Ethics of Doctors Serving as Ringside Physicians

Association of Ringside Physicians Publish Concussion Management Consensus Statement for Fighters

Recently the British Journal of Sports Medicine Published a consensus statement written by the Association of Ringside Physicians looking to standardize practices for suspension, bout stoppage and return to sport for combat sports athletes suffering concussion. The full paper can be found here. The ARP recommended the following: Suspensions and concussion management If a fighter … More Association of Ringside Physicians Publish Concussion Management Consensus Statement for Fighters

Doctor Educates the ABC About the Benefits of CBD for Brain Trauma in Boxers and Combat Sports Athletes

Perhaps the most important time of year for combat sports regulatory developments is the annual meeting of the Association of Boxing Commissions. This year’s conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida.  Day one concluded today and in what was perhaps the highlight talk of the day Harvard graduate Dr. Aliffe cautioned regulators to be open … More Doctor Educates the ABC About the Benefits of CBD for Brain Trauma in Boxers and Combat Sports Athletes

Study Documents Injury Types and Rates From MMA, BJJ and Judo From US Emergency Rooms

Adding to this site’s archive of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in The Journal of Primary Prevention reviewing injury frequency and types from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Mixed Martial Arts. In the study, titled Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Presenting to United States Emergency Departments, 2008-2015 … More Study Documents Injury Types and Rates From MMA, BJJ and Judo From US Emergency Rooms