$9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Connecticut, assessing damages of $9,350 for the commercial piracy of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao boxing bout. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Pistol Pete’s Bar and Grill) the Defendants displayed the bout without paying the commercial sub licencing … More $9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Case Study Links Mixed Martial Artist’s Death Possibly to Drastic Weight Cutting

A case study was published recently in the Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism linking rapid weight cutting as a possible culprit in the death of a mixed martial artist. In the article, titled Case Study: Fatal Exertional Rhabdomyolysis Possibly Related to Drastic Weight Cutting, the authors reviewed the case of a fighter that died … More Case Study Links Mixed Martial Artist’s Death Possibly to Drastic Weight Cutting

Study – KO / TKO Rate Due to Head Trauma Lower in Female MMA Compared to Boxing

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, an article was recently published in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise looking at the rate of finishes in Mixed Martial Arts where a bout was stopped due to Knockout or Technical Knockout involving head trauma.  The data revealed that the combined incidence of KOs … More Study – KO / TKO Rate Due to Head Trauma Lower in Female MMA Compared to Boxing

Study – 100% of Tested Brazilian Olympic Boxers and Judokas Dehydrated

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, an article was recently published by the American College of Sports Medicine discussing the hydration levels of Olympic Boxers and Judokas, both of whom compete in weight restricted sports (sports with weight classes where competitors often make weight with dehydration playing a role).  The study revealed that … More Study – 100% of Tested Brazilian Olympic Boxers and Judokas Dehydrated

Thoughts on Yoel Romero’s Threatened Weight Cut Lawsuit Against Illinois

Yoel Romero failed to make weight for UFC 225.  He weighed in heavy.  He was then given up to two hours to cut weight but regulators cut this window short.  He weighed in a second time and was a fraction of a pound over his contracted weight for his UFC middleweight title bout. Today Romero’s … More Thoughts on Yoel Romero’s Threatened Weight Cut Lawsuit Against Illinois

Will Illinois Enforce Their Title Bout Weigh In Rules for UFC 225?

Update June 9, 2018 – Illinois has yet to reply as to whether they are following this rule but it is worth noting they, like many jurisdictions have a “we can vary our own rules” rule with section 1370.24 allowing a rule variance in the discretion of the commission if the following three criteria can … More Will Illinois Enforce Their Title Bout Weigh In Rules for UFC 225?

Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

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. New York, awarding damages of $6,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 163. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Maupin) the Defendants displayed UFC 163 in a commercial establishment … More Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

Both Boxing and MMA Databases Willing to Record Bare Knuckle Fighting Suspensions

Update June 5, 2018.  As reported by MMAFighting the WSBMMA has now released their list of medical suspensions following this event.  These are as follows: Joey Beltran: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address face lacerations Tony Lopez: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must … More Both Boxing and MMA Databases Willing to Record Bare Knuckle Fighting Suspensions

“My Teammate Injected a Mexican Supplement in My Ass and I did not Read the Label” Is Not a Good Anti Doping Defence

This week a tribunal released a written decision upholding a UK Anti Doping 2 year ban handed to boxer Eric Molina who tested positive for Dexamethasone after his December 10, 2016 bout against Anthony Joshua. Dexmethasone is a ‘specified substance‘ and is only banned in competition under the UK Anti Doping rules.  It brings a … More “My Teammate Injected a Mexican Supplement in My Ass and I did not Read the Label” Is Not a Good Anti Doping Defence

Fighter Loses Appeal From MMA Decision Loss After Shortened Bout

Last month Serena DeJesus made headlines becoming the first female MMA fighter with autism to compete in the sport as a professional.  She won a unanimous decision victory against Kelly Clayton. 17 days after the event Clayton appealed her loss arguing the referee erroneously failed to stop the clock after an accidental eye poke.  This … More Fighter Loses Appeal From MMA Decision Loss After Shortened Bout