Study Examines Reasons Why MMA Bouts Cancelled During Pre Bout Medical Screenings

Adding to this site’s archives of combative sports safety studies a recent article was published in the journal of Sports Medicine reviewing reasons for MMA bouts being cancelled during the pre-bout examination process. The study examined 6 years worth of data obtained from the Calgary Combative Sports Commission noting that 5.4% of all bouts were … More Study Examines Reasons Why MMA Bouts Cancelled During Pre Bout Medical Screenings

Yoel Romero Launches Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

After failing an out-of -competition test administered by USADA, Yoel Romero and the anti doping agency reached a deal giving the UFC middleweight a 6 month suspension.  The relatively lenient suspension was granted because Romero and USADA were able to trace the positive test back to a tainted supplement. Shortly thereafter Romero’s manager stated the … More Yoel Romero Launches Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Michael Bisping / Anthony McGann Lawsuit Gives Insight Into “The Count’s” UFC Earnings and Other Financial Details

Litigation is one of the great tools in shedding light on topics otherwise kept private. To this end fighter pay and other contractual details often come to light when parties have a disagreement resolved in the public forum of the judiciary. Last month former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping found himself largely on the losing … More Michael Bisping / Anthony McGann Lawsuit Gives Insight Into “The Count’s” UFC Earnings and Other Financial Details

$15,000 Damages Assessed for Piracy of UFC 168

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, S.D. Texas Houston Division, ordering a Defendant to pay $15,000 in damages for piracy of UFC 168. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Izalco Inc.) the Defendant broadcast UFC 168 in a … More $15,000 Damages Assessed for Piracy of UFC 168

The Legalities of Florida Shutting Down Tara LaRosa’s “Open Mat” Bout Against Internet Troll

This weekend professional MMA fighter Tara LaRosa attempted to compete in a self-described sparring bout against a male athlete.  The event’s facebook page described the male as an “internet troll that says an untrained man can defeat 99% of women even if they are trained“. A GoFundMe account was launched and nearly $6,000 was raised … More The Legalities of Florida Shutting Down Tara LaRosa’s “Open Mat” Bout Against Internet Troll

BC Athletic Commission Documents Dangers and Competitive Disadvantages of Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts are responsible for countless injuries and at least two deaths in mixed martial arts.  The BC Athletic Commission has become the latest combative sports governing body to speak out about the dangers of these practices. The BCAC worked with the University of Fraser Valley to undertake a scientific study for determination … More BC Athletic Commission Documents Dangers and Competitive Disadvantages of Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

UFC 197 Piracy Leads to $12,600 Damage Assessment

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. Alabama, Middle Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 197. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. The Sports Nut, LLC) the Defendant displayed UFC 197 in a … More UFC 197 Piracy Leads to $12,600 Damage Assessment

Study – Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Can Lead to Impaired Strength and Cognitive Function at Fight Time

A study was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine with critical findings addressing rapid extreme weight cutting practices in mixed martial arts. In the study, titled “The cognitive and physical effects of pre-competition rapid weight loss and gain in mixed martial arts athletes” the authors recruited 60 mixed martial artists and examined … More Study – Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Can Lead to Impaired Strength and Cognitive Function at Fight Time

Multiple Concussions in Pro Athletes Linked With Memory, Executive and Behavioural Symptoms

Adding to this site’s database of sports related brain trauma studies, the Journal of Neurotrauma published a study looking at potential impairment of professional athletes with a history of concussions. In the recent study titled “Motor Function in Former Professional Football Players with a History of Multiple Concussions” the authors compared 45 ex CFL players … More Multiple Concussions in Pro Athletes Linked With Memory, Executive and Behavioural Symptoms

Study Review- Rate and Risk of Head Trauma in MMA Poorly Understood

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent systematic review of literature was published in the journal Trauma earlier this month discussing the state of knowledge of head injury rates in mixed martial arts. In the study, titled “Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts: A Systemic Review” the authors reviewed … More Study Review- Rate and Risk of Head Trauma in MMA Poorly Understood