UFC 174 PPV Piracy Results in $25,000 Judgement

Adding to this site’s list of judgments addressing piracy of UFC PPV products reasons for judgement were released last month by the US District Court, D. Colorado, assessing damages after the commercial piracy of UFC 174. In last month’s case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Poarch) the Defendant operated a commercial establishment and displayed UFC … More UFC 174 PPV Piracy Results in $25,000 Judgement

NSAC Files Answering Brief In Wanderlei Silva Drug Testing Case

In the ongoing legal saga involving Wanderlei Silva ducking an out of competition drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission the Commission has now filed their answering brief arguing that they have the right to test unarmed combatants out of competition, even if they are not presently licensed, if a bout involving that athlete … More NSAC Files Answering Brief In Wanderlei Silva Drug Testing Case

Fixing “Oppressive” MMA Fighter Contracts

Today Paul Gift at BloodyElbow.com wrote an involved piece analyzing the restrictive terms contained in Zuffa and Bellator fighter contracts.  The article should be read in full for anyone interested in the business of MMA. Paul concludes that if these practices are widespread and the industry norm the current anti-trust lawsuits against Zuffa are facing … More Fixing “Oppressive” MMA Fighter Contracts

MMA Regulators Grapple with UFC’s Planned Anti Doping Program

Last month I addressed some practical barriers for the UFC’s planned random anti doping program. The announced program has caught the eye of State and Provincial Athletic Commissions who, although welcome the changes, are grappling with the legalities of using the privately obtained information in a regulatory context. MixedMartialArts.com quotes the Association of Boxing Commissions … More MMA Regulators Grapple with UFC’s Planned Anti Doping Program

Victorian Government Lifts Ban on Cages in MMA

Victoria, Australia’s most densely populated State, has not been a friendly venue for the UFC as the Government allowed MMA but banned events from taking place in a cage.  This prohibition kept the UFC out of the Country’s second largest City due to their desire to only hold events in their trademarked ‘Octagon”..  After years … More Victorian Government Lifts Ban on Cages in MMA

Two Latest UFC Piracy Awards Total $7,200 and $60,000

Two separate sets of reasons were released last month awarding damages for commercial piracy of UFC Pay Per View Broadcasts. In the first case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. RLPR Management LLP) the Defendant broadcast UFC 101 at a commercial establishment without paying the sub licencing fee.  The evidence showed the program being televised on eleven … More Two Latest UFC Piracy Awards Total $7,200 and $60,000

Bellator Takes Legal Action to Keep Quinton Jackson From Fighting in UFC

When it was announced that Quinton Jackson resigned with the UFC Bellator President Scott Coker was quick to respond with the following tweet: It appears Coker’s words were not an empty threat with the organization announcing they have now filed suit seeking an injunction to keep Jackson from fighting with the rival promotion.  Here is … More Bellator Takes Legal Action to Keep Quinton Jackson From Fighting in UFC

Free Legal Advice for Anderson Silva – TUE’s Exist for a Reason

Anderson Silva has tested positive twice for doping.  First for the steroid drostanolone during an out-of-competition test taken on January 9, 2015 and again at a post fight test taken on January 31. Silva adamantly denied doping with the same vigor of OJ Simpson vowing to find the real killer, being quoted as follows: “I have not … More Free Legal Advice for Anderson Silva – TUE’s Exist for a Reason