$32,500 Piracy Settlement Reached Following Likely UFC PPV Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries involving UFC pay per view event piracy, reasons for judgement were released this week by the  US District Court, C.D. California, confirming a settlement of $32,500. There are few facts revealed in the published reasons (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. Asratian) with the Court simply confirming a joint … More $32,500 Piracy Settlement Reached Following Likely UFC PPV Piracy

Return To Combat Sports Following Concussion

In my ongoing efforts to document scientific studies addressing safety issues in combat sports, a useful article was published this month in the Korean Journal of Neurotrauma addressing sport related head injuries and return to sport protocols. While the recent article titled A Review of Sport-Related Head Injuries, does not present any new data or … More Return To Combat Sports Following Concussion

$110,000 Request for Damages Denied Following UFC Piracy, $1,800 Awarded

Reasons for judgement were released earlier this month by the US District Court, S.D. Georgia, Augusta Division, considering damages following the commercial piracy of UFC 163. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc v. Beck) the Defendant operated a commercial establishment that displayed UFC 163 without purchasing the pay per view event by paying … More $110,000 Request for Damages Denied Following UFC Piracy, $1,800 Awarded

Following Long List of Injuries UFC Implements Weight Cut Reforms

After fighter Yang Jian Bing died from complications secondary to a rapid extreme weight cut for a bout scheduled in the Phillipines ONE Championship was quick to implement reforms. There have been numerous well documented injuries due to rapid extreme weight cut practices in MMA and regulators have slowly taken action (click here to read about California … More Following Long List of Injuries UFC Implements Weight Cut Reforms

How Not To Strengthen Your “Chin” For Combat Sports

Further update – This 2014 study is instructive on this topic finding that “For every one pound increase in neck strength, odds of concussion decreased by 5 %” ___________________________________________________________– Update May 11, 2016  – while discussing this article on Twitter Dr. Margaret Goodman, former ringside physician, neurologist and head of VADA pointed out a previous article … More How Not To Strengthen Your “Chin” For Combat Sports

WBC Launches Strict Anti-Doping Program For Top Ranked Fighters

Update May 10, 2016 – VADA/WBC have now published the forms and policies behind their Clean Boxing Program.  These can be found here. WBC Clean Boxing Program Overview WBC Clean Boxing Program Prohibited List WBC Clean Boxing Program Registration and Release Form WBC Clean Boxing Program Specimen Collecitons Procedures WBC Clean Boxing Program TUE Application … More WBC Launches Strict Anti-Doping Program For Top Ranked Fighters