UFC Halifax Event and Nova Scotia’s Bizarre MMA Rules

Update October 3, 2014 – Nova Scotia’s Deputy Registrar of Regulations confirmed to me that the Regulations discussed below remain the ones presently in place.  In short this means the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority is simply turning a blind eye to their actual laws in having the UFC Halifax card take place under the Unified … More UFC Halifax Event and Nova Scotia’s Bizarre MMA Rules

More on the NSAC’s Pushing The Boundaries of the Laws that Govern Them

I won’t repeat the arguments as to why the Nevada State Athletic Commission has overstepped their bounds by imposing or threatening to impose penalties against Wanderlei Silva for ducking a drug test and Chael Sonnen for competing in a grappling contest while under a suspension from ‘fighting’, but in addition to these issues a further … More More on the NSAC’s Pushing The Boundaries of the Laws that Govern Them

10% Fight Purse Fine and Community Service Ordered Following News Conference Brawl

Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission set their precedent for fines involving licensed combatants involved in pre-fight brawls during promotional events. Following Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s encounter at a promotional event for a bout scheduled in Nevada, the NSAC issued each of them a fine consisting of 10% of their reported ‘show’ purses coming … More 10% Fight Purse Fine and Community Service Ordered Following News Conference Brawl

Court Restricts UFC Federal Piracy Lawsuit To One Year Limitation

Few properties ares subject to more aggressive piracy prosecution that UFC’s Pay Per View products.  Reasons for judgement were released this month by the United States District Court, D. Colorado significantly restricting the timelines for these lawsuits in that jurisdiction. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. CJ’s Sports Bar, LLC)  the Plaintiff … More Court Restricts UFC Federal Piracy Lawsuit To One Year Limitation

Manitoba Planning To Legalize Amateur Combat Sports

I have it on good authority that Manitoba is close to exercising their rights under section 83 of the Criminal Code to legalize a variety of amateur combative sports. Manitoba will apparently pass an Order in Council in the upcoming weeks.  The OIC will designate a variety of traditional amateur marital arts as legal.  These … More Manitoba Planning To Legalize Amateur Combat Sports

Documenting The Tolls of Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts in MMA

Following UFC 177, an event which had headliner Renan Barao yanked from his title bout following a difficult weight cut, UFC President Dana White was asked whether this is “a sign that the UFC can or should do anything to get involved in this process” referring to rapid extreme weight loss (“REWL”) practices which are the norm … More Documenting The Tolls of Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts in MMA