“Remain Seated and Silent” – No Advice From Seconds Under Ontario Law

(Image via Wikimedia) Yesterday I highlighted the legal black hole which creates the possibility of having no PED tests when the UFC comes to Ontario.  Today I highlight another peculiarity of Ontario MMA law, the restrictions on behavior for seconds. While most jurisdictions place some general limitations on the conduct of seconds such as New … More “Remain Seated and Silent” – No Advice From Seconds Under Ontario Law

Does GSP’s Pre Fight Water Spitting Ritual Break the Rules?

If you’ve watched GSP’s recent fights you’ll notice a peculiar pre-fight ritual of his, spitting water on himself.  After stepping into the Octagon GSP has a habit of taking a sip of water then spitting the water in the air over his head letting it land on him.  Whether this is a a harmless habit … More Does GSP’s Pre Fight Water Spitting Ritual Break the Rules?

MMA Doping Laws and Medical Marijuana – Are TUE’s the Answer?

The use of marijuana by licensed MMA athletes is in the news again now that it is reported that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has raised the testing threshold of marijuana metabolites from 50 ng/mL to 150 ng/mL.   This move is in line with the World Anti Doping Agency’s current policies who adopted the … More MMA Doping Laws and Medical Marijuana – Are TUE’s the Answer?

The Law of Roy Nelson’s Beard

Update October 17, 2013 – It is reported that the Texas CSA declined to intervene noting ” the Texas commission responded that they don’t regulate facial hygiene.” _________________________________________________________________ MMA Junkie reports that the UFC’s Daniel Cormier has voiced the following concerns about Roy Nelson’s appearance: “The thing about the beard is it doesn’t seem to be … More The Law of Roy Nelson’s Beard