The UFC’s jurisdiction hopping business model exposes the promotion to a host of different regulatory requirements. The peculiarities in different jurisdictions create a variety of legal issues stakeholders must grapple with, for example the requirement to pay a headliner at least 10% of event receipts in Nova Scotia or Quebec’s bizzare rules of ‘mixed boxing’ … More Do UFC Contracts Comply With Quebec’s Legal Requirements?
Update February 16, 2016 – The nearly year old legal battle outlined below has apparently come to an end with the parties reaching a settlement with Jackson returning to Bellator who issued a press release today advising as follows “Following an amicable agreement to settle the litigation between the two parties, the always entertaining and … More Quinton Jackson Enjoined From Competing for UFC
Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts have taken their toll on the health of many combat sport practitioners and may even play a role in fatalities in combat sports such as boxing and MMA. Regulators and others involved in the industry have slowly started to take notice with calls for reform with perhaps the most viable suggestion being that … More Study Finds Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts Lead to “Increased Muscle Damage” in MMA Fighters
Zuffa has been fighting two battles in New York for the past several years hoping the State would reverse their ban on professional MMA. The first being a lawsuit alleging the ban is unconstitutional. The second being lobbying efforts to overturn the ban. While the lobbying efforts appear to finally be paying off, the court … More Federal Court Dismisses UFC Lawsuit Alleging New York MMA Ban Unconstitutional