Fighter Suspended 120 Days For Dishonest Medical Disclosure

As reported by MMAJunkie, Bellator’s Derek Anderson was suspended by Mohegan Sun Tribe Department of Athletic Safety and Regulation for 120 days following his loss to Michael “Venom” Page at Bellator 258 on Friday. In pre bout licencing Anderson did not disclose medical problems on his pre-fight medical questionnaire. Despite this he took to social … More Fighter Suspended 120 Days For Dishonest Medical Disclosure

Did “Self-Evident and Palpable Error” Occur in Werdum vs Ferreira Potential Tap?

Update – May 10, 2021 – Today it is reported that the bout is being overturned into a no contest __________________________________________________________ Last night Renan Ferreira was declared victor over Fabricio Werdum at a PFL event hosted in Atlantic City. Werdum had Ferreira in a triangle choke. Ferreira possibly tapped but the referee either did not … More Did “Self-Evident and Palpable Error” Occur in Werdum vs Ferreira Potential Tap?

Florida Removes Cannabis As Banned Substance in Combat Sports

Update May 5, 2021 – I contacted Jeff Novitzky who confirms he shared data on marijuana impaired driving with Florida regulators that was previously used in congressional hearings. The data includes useful information on how divorced blood and urine testing for cannabis is from documenting actual impairment. Data, including the below excerpts, proved persuasive in … More Florida Removes Cannabis As Banned Substance in Combat Sports

Sexism or Science? WBC Women Championship Rules –

Imagine being a world class boxer. An Olympian. A gold medalist. Turning pro. Climbing the ranks. Fighting for a world title. And being told you have to fight two minute rounds. Imagine then seeing Jake Paul, a YouTube celebrity with no boxing background, granted a pro licence and making millions fighting other untrained boxers. As … More Sexism or Science? WBC Women Championship Rules –

UFC Denied Summary Judgement in Commercial Piracy Case Shown on ESPN+

Adding to this site’s archives of combat sports piracy caselaw, reasons for judgment were recently published by the United States District Court, D. New Jersey, partly dismissing a UFC request for summary judgement in a commercial piracy case. In the recent case (Zuffa, LLC v. Lavecchia) the Defendant displayed UFC 237 at a bar without … More UFC Denied Summary Judgement in Commercial Piracy Case Shown on ESPN+

“Attractive” Biomarker Identified for Diagnosing Brain Injury

Finding a quick, efficient and objective way to diagnose traumatic brain injury is one of the advances medical science continues to strive for. A goal that would have particular value in combat sports. A recent study published in the journal Neurology identifies a biomarker which is promising in reaching this goal. In the recent study, … More “Attractive” Biomarker Identified for Diagnosing Brain Injury

Secret Panel Changes Eddie Alvarez Loss to No Contest

Former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez was handed a disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus at an event promoted earlier this month by ONE Championship. ONE, a promotion based out of Singapore, self regulates their own events. Unlike the North American model where bouts are overseen by State, Provincial, Tribal (or sometimes municipal) Athletic Commissions ONE acts … More Secret Panel Changes Eddie Alvarez Loss to No Contest

Bare Knuckle MMA To Use Same Loophole as Bare Knuckle Boxing?

This week it was announced that UFC fighter Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal is going to launch a bare knuckle MMA promotion with the first event apparently scheduled to take place later this year in Miami, Florida. If you followed the sport since the beginning you know that MMA started as a bare knuckle affair. It did … More Bare Knuckle MMA To Use Same Loophole as Bare Knuckle Boxing?

Study – Rapid Weght Cuts By MMA Fighter Linked to Renal Damage

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the Journal of Hypertension finding that rapid extreme weight cutting by a mixed martial artist was likley linked to renal damage. In the study, titled “IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) WEIGHT LOSS BY DEHYDRATION RESULTS IN ACUTE EFFECTS ON KIDNEY FUNCTION“, … More Study – Rapid Weght Cuts By MMA Fighter Linked to Renal Damage