Welcome Vice Readers – A Sober Look at the Nick Diaz Saga

Today I had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts on the NSAC’s 5 year suspension of Nick Diaz with Michael Martin, JD, Content Manager at DTLA’s Strong Sports Gym at Fightland.com and ViceSports. For those visiting for the first time welcome!  You can click here to read my previous discussion on Diaz’s run ins with the NSAC for … More Welcome Vice Readers – A Sober Look at the Nick Diaz Saga

California Rules Being Broken For Bellator Tournament?

Update September 17, 2015 – Today Andy Foster of the CSAC was kind enough to call to add some clarity to this situation.  Foster states that the names were drawn following Bellator’s last California event, that these were drawn by a CSAC inspector under his supervision.  In terms of how the CSAC deviated from s. … More California Rules Being Broken For Bellator Tournament?

Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission Have a Blood Doping Loophole?

Further update October 2016 – Effective September 2016 Nevada updated their combat sports regulations including adopting WADA’s prohibited methods which close the blood-doping loophole and prohibit the use of IV for re-hydration with limited exceptions. _________________________________ Update September 17, 2015 – The NSAC has yet to reply and address this issue.  I should note, however, … More Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission Have a Blood Doping Loophole?

MMA Results In More Overall Injuries Than Boxing but Less Brain Trauma Study Reports

Adding to this site’s archives canvassing safety studies in combat sports, a study was recently published in The Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine comparing boxing and MMA injury rates over a 13 year period. The study, titled Combative Sports Injuries: An Edmonton Retrospective, reviewed post fight medical exams for combat sports bouts in Edmonton from … More MMA Results In More Overall Injuries Than Boxing but Less Brain Trauma Study Reports

UFC 148 Piracy Leads to $11,848 Court Judgement

Adding to this site’s archived decisions of UFC Pay Per View piracy cases, reasons for judgement were released this week by the US District Court, D. South Carolina, awarding damages and attorney fees of over $11,000 following commercial piracy of UFC 148. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. AFSB) the Defendant, who … More UFC 148 Piracy Leads to $11,848 Court Judgement