Today the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announced that Wayne Willows is replacing Dave Maedel as BC’s Athletic Commissioner. Dave Maedel has accepted a position at the Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. Below is the full announcement – Wayne Willows has been an accomplished public servant with 35 years … More BC Appoints New Athletic Commissioner
The below article was origimallnally published on February 8, 2015 and is updated frequently ____________________________________________________________ Elite level MMA has been under the microscope recently with unwanted drug scandals. From Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones pre UFC 182 cocaine use to former Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s reported anabolic steroid use prior to UFC 183 the sport … More Documenting Doping in Mixed Martial Arts
Following the UFC 183 Doping scandal critical questions were asked of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. In short, they chose not to ask for the pre-bout drug samples of Anderson Silva to be subject to expedited testing. This resulted in the sample results not being revealed until after the bout. Anderson Silva reportedly was using … More Jon Fitch Doping Scandal – The Difference is the Timeline
Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, is now facing a fourth anti trust lawsuit. Filed by Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger, this claim largely mirrors the previous claims currently before the courts filed by Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Vazquez, Dennis Hallman, Brandon Vera and Pablo Garza. The full claim can be found here – Danzig et al … More Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger File Fourth Anti Trust Suit Against UFC
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of making an appearance on the Fight Network’s MMA Meltdown with Gabriel Morency discussing some of the latest legal topics in combat sports. You can find the full interview here: I’d like to thank Gabriel for having me as a guest If you are visiting here for the first time after listening … More Welcome MMA Meltdown Viewers!
(Update September, 2015) the State of Nevada profited a further $165,000 from this affair which was the amount Nick Diaz was fined for his marijuana infraction. (Update August 14, 2015 – Anderson Silva’s fine came to $380,000) (Update February 4, 2015 – a few further developments worth noting. Kevin Iole conducted an interview with the … More UFC 183 Doping Scandal – Some Important Questions for the NSAC
Last month, Judge Edward J. Davila related the three separate anti-trust class action complaints filed against UFC parent company Zuffa and transferred them to his courtroom. The first battle in this litigation has been waged by Zuffa seeking to move these cases away from California, where they were filed, and into Nevada. Judge Davila will preside … More Zuffa Class Action Transferred To Judge Edward J. Davila’s Court Room
Reasons for judgement were released this week by the US District Court, E.D. California, awarding $60,000 in damages plus lawyer fees and costs following UFC PPV piracy. In this week’s case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Fierro) the Defendant, who operated a bar and grill, was sued after showing UFC 156 in his establishment without … More $61,995 in Damages Ordered To For Repeat UFC PPV Piracy