In the latest UFC Pay Per View prosecution to reach judgement following alleged event piracy by a commercial establishment, $18,900 in damages plus attorney’s fees were awarded by the US District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division. In this month’s case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Dadson) the Defendant was sued after displaying UFC 124 in … More $18,900 Awarded In Latest UFC PPV Piracy Lawsuit
Update October 12, 2014 – the ECSC has released their official Bout Results and these include an Indefinite Suspension for Ford noting a “fractured right forearm“. Update November 5, 2014 – It is reported that the ECSC has suspended Ford for 6 months due to the below conduct. __________________________________________ Following the World Series of Fighting’s … More What Fallout Will Come From Ryan Ford’s Pre-Bout Broken Arm?
Fighter pay is a frequent discussion in MMA circles with much speculation about what percentage of revenues are shared with athletes. Nova Scotia, who just hosted their first UFC event on October 4, 2014 has a law on their books mandating a minimum split to the fighters in the main event of a fight card. Specifically, … More Did Nova Scotia Enforce Their Fighter Pay Rules at UFC Fight Night Halifax?
Manitoba has become the latest Canadian Province to exercise their powers under s. 83 of the Criminal Code designating a list of amateur combat sports which are legal. Manitoba has passed Order in Council No. 00257 / 2014 which designates amateur Boxing, Karate and TaeKwonDo as legal sports in the Province. I should note that Boxing and … More Manitoba Passes OIC Legalizing/Regulating Amateur Boxing, Karate and TaeKwonDo
Interesting reasons for judgement were released last week by the US District Court, Southern District of New York, discussing contractual liability after a boxing bout was cancelled due to an athlete failing to pass a pre-bout drug test. The full decision can be found here: World of Boxing v. Don King In short Don King was … More Promoter Liable For Contract Breach After Boxer’s Positive PED Test
Reasons for judgement were released last week discussing the scope of Joe Hand Promotions standing to sue parties who unlawfully acquire UFC Pay Per View products. In last week’s case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Roseville Moose Lodge No. 1293) the Plaintiff sued the Defendant alleging they were a commercial establishment that unlawfully intercepted UFC … More Joe Hand Promotions Asserts Right To Sue For All “Non-Residential” UFC PPV Piracy
Prince Edward Island has become the latest Canadian Province to exercise their powers under s. 83 of the Criminal Code designating a list of amateur combat sports which are legal. On September 23, 2014 PEI passed OIC 2014-553 which designates amateur Karate, Kickboxing, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Wushu, Kung Fu and Aikido as being outside the … More Prince Edward Island Legalizes Amateur Martial Arts
(Image via mixedmartialarts.com) Last year I discussed the possible Criminal and Civil consequences that combat sports competitors expose themselves to if they decide to cheat using PED’s. In short the legal issue revolves around fraud and this can open the door to far reaching legal consequences. Official MMA record keeper Kirik Jenness was kind enough to … More Welcome MixedMartialArts.com Readers