$12,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of UFC 205

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released this week by the US District Court, D. Colorado, ordering Defendants to pay $12,000 in damages for the piracy of UFC 205. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Purple Pig, LLC) the Defendants displayed UFC 205 in a … More $12,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of UFC 205

Mara Borella’s Drug Trafficking Suspension and the UFC/USADA Policy

MMA-Today reports that the UFC’s Mara Borella was just handed a 26 year ban by the National Anti Doping Agency of Italy for the distribution and sale of cannabis and cocaine. So what does this mean under the UFC’s custom tailored anti-doping policy?  Perhaps nothing.  As the Jon Jones case illustrated, cocaine use or possession out … More Mara Borella’s Drug Trafficking Suspension and the UFC/USADA Policy

Fabricio Werdum Handed 2 Year Suspension by USADA For Anabolic Agent

Today USADA announced that they handed the UFC’s Fabricio Werdum a 2 year suspension for testing positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25, 2018. Trenbolone is classified as an Anabolic Agent and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. USADA’s full press release reads as follows: … More Fabricio Werdum Handed 2 Year Suspension by USADA For Anabolic Agent

$110,000 in Damages Awarded For Combat Sports Piracy

While courts often assess high damages for commercial piracy of combat sports Pay Per View programming maximum damages are uncommonly awarded.  In a rare example of the latter, reasons for judgement were published earlier this month by the US District Court, M.D. Georgia, Macon division doing exactly that. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, … More $110,000 in Damages Awarded For Combat Sports Piracy

$30,000 Damage Assessment for Piracy of Mayweather Jr. 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, N.D. Texas, Dallas Division, assessing damages of $30,000 for the piracy of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. In the recent case (J&J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Diaz) the Defendant displayed the boxing PPV program at a … More $30,000 Damage Assessment for Piracy of Mayweather Jr. vs Pacquiao

Study – Retired Fighters Should Be Screened For Hypopituitarism

Adding to this site’s archives of combative sports safety studies, a study was recently published in the Journal of Neurotrauma suggesting that retired combat sports athletes should be screened for hypopituitarism as “traumatic brain injury induced pituitary dysfunction occurs more frequently than previously estimated“. The full study is titled Sports Related Repetitive Head Trauma: A Novel … More Study – Retired Fighters Should Be Screened For Hypopituitarism

$9,510 In Damages/Costs Ordered For Commercial Piracy of Mayweather v. McGregor

In the latest combat sports piracy judgement, reasons for judgment were recently published by the US District Court, D. South Carolina, Florence Division, ordering a total of $9,510 in damages and costs to be paid for the piracy of Mayweather v. McGregor. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Cave Dwellers LLC) the … More $9,510 In Damages/Costs Ordered For Commercial Piracy of Mayweather v. McGregor

Study – More Head Injuries Documented From Wrestling than Boxing and Martial Arts

Adding to this site’s archives of combative sports safety studies, a study was recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine noting that more cases of mild traumatic brain injury were noted from participation in wrestling than in boxing or other martial arts. In the recent study, titled “Incidence of Combat Sport-Related Mild Traumatic … More Study – More Head Injuries Documented From Wrestling than Boxing and Martial Arts

MMA Manager Declares Fighters Would Be Harmed By Disclosure of Market Rates

One of the hallmarks of collective bargaining in major league sports in North America is the accessibility of athlete contract details.  The reason is simple.  When athletes know the market rate for their services they can leverage that information to negotiate a deal in their best interests.  Simply put knowledge is power.  You would be … More MMA Manager Declares Fighters Would Be Harmed By Disclosure of Market Rates

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