Earlier this year the BC Athletic Commissioner provisionally adopted the ABC’s amateur MMA rules. The BC Commissioner has now published an official copy of these which are appropriately modified to reflect they are the official BC Rules. A copy can be found here BCAC_Amateur_MMA_Rules
(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
Update September 19, 2013 – After writing the below article Ontario’s Office of the Athletics Commissioner advises me that “UFC’s contract with fighters provides for random drug testing at events. At UFC 165, an OAC physician will oversee the collection of samples for the tests.” I have asked the AC’s office for a copy of the … More No Compelled Drug Tests for UFC 165?
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?
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?
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