Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

On October 26, 2017 Anderson Silva provided an out of competition sample to USADA which tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites as well as hydrochlorothiazide.  These substances are banned at all times and come with a default two year period of ineligibility under the UFC/USADA custom tailored anti-doping program.  This was Silva’s second doping infraction and … More Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, a case study was recently published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documenting negative health and performance consequences from rapid extreme weight cutting. In the Study, titled “Case Study: Extreme Weight Making Causes Relative Energy Deficiency, Dehydration and Acute Kidney Injury in … More Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

A study was recently published at BMJ Journals reviewing the injury rates and risk factors for injuries in sanctioned MMA bouts in Calgary, Alberta.  In the study, titled “Risk factors associated with injury and concussion in sanctioned amateur and professional mixed martial arts bouts in Calgary, Alberta” the authors reviewed amateur and professional MMA records … More Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

$20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, D. Oregon, Eugene Division, assessing damages of $20,000 for the commercial piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Chavez) the Defendant displayed the pay per view boxing … More $20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Study – Doping MMA Athletes Measured With Improved Physical Variables Compared to Non-Dopers

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, research was recently published finding that MMA athletes who were found doping in competition had improved measurable physical variables in their bouts compared to their non-doping peers. In the study, titled “Exploratory study on illegal pharmacologic agents in mixed martial arts performance” the authors identified bouts … More Study – Doping MMA Athletes Measured With Improved Physical Variables Compared to Non-Dopers

Study – Rapid Weight Loss Practices in MMA Associated With Negative Mood and Cognitive Symptoms Before and After Competition

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, findings were recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research noting that MMA athlete that resort to rapid extreme weight loss techniques reported an increase in a host of negative cognitive findings both before and after competition compared to their peers who did not … More Study – Rapid Weight Loss Practices in MMA Associated With Negative Mood and Cognitive Symptoms Before and After Competition

$10,000 In Damages Ordered for Commercial Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, D. New Jersey, ordering $10,000 in damages to be paid for the commercial piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Singleton) the Defendant displayed the Pay Per … More $10,000 In Damages Ordered for Commercial Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Let’s Talk Thiago Tavares’ Low Blow Loss and Illinois Rules

Earlier today Thiago Tavares was handed a TKO loss in his bout against Robert Watley at PFL 2 which took place in Illinois. Tavares was struck with a low blow.  It was deemed accidental.  As is the norm in MMA Tavares was given up to five minutes to continue.  He could not.  He was then … More Let’s Talk Thiago Tavares’ Low Blow Loss and Illinois Rules

$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