$5,000 in Damages Ordered For UFC 175 Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries involving UFC PPV piracy awards, reasons for judgement were released this week by the US District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Hot Springs Division, ordering a Defendant to pay $5,000 in damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 175. In this week’s case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Dalal) The … More $5,000 in Damages Ordered For UFC 175 Piracy

Court Orders $18,950 in Damages/Fees After UFC 158 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were published last week by the US District Court, ND, Ohio, Eastern Division ordering a Defendant to pay a total of $18,950 in damages and attorney’s fees following the commercial piracy of UFC 158. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Pickett) the Defendant operated a commercial establishment that, over … More Court Orders $18,950 in Damages/Fees After UFC 158 Piracy

Let’s Talk Brock Lesnar, Doping and Potential Legal Fallout

Update – January 4, 2017 – USADA has handed Lesnar a one year suspension which parallel’s the NAC’s.  USADA published this press release noting that Lesnar, 39, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 28, 2016, and an in-competition urine test conducted on July 9, 2016, … More Let’s Talk Brock Lesnar, Doping and Potential Legal Fallout

Brock Lesnar Flagged For Potential Doping Violation

After the UFC somewhat controversially used their discretion to waive the 4 month anti-doping testing period for returning athletes, Brock Lesnar apparently failed an out of competition anti-doping test administered by USADA prior to UFC 200. Today the UFC published the following press release: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency … More Brock Lesnar Flagged For Potential Doping Violation

How Frequently are UFC Fighters Drug Tested? Perhaps More Than Any Other Athletes

After a string of doping controversies the UFC unilaterally brought in the United States Anti Doping Agency to create and administer a custom made anti-doping program. The program got off to a slow start with a period of education followed by modest initial testing and slowly ramped-up to full speed.  In 2016 the program hit … More How Frequently are UFC Fighters Drug Tested? Perhaps More Than Any Other Athletes

New York Unveils Draft Combat Sports Regulations

The New York State Athletic Commission has published their “Proposed Regulations to Govern Combat Sports in New York”.  These can be found here. NYSAC Proposed Combat Sports Regs These Regulations are the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how combative sports will be overseen in the Empire State.  The Commission is “providing a 45-day public comment period … More New York Unveils Draft Combat Sports Regulations

Bellator Contracts Mohegan Commission to Oversee London Drug Testing

Update July 13,2016.  Today Bellator released the below press release (HT Luke Thomas) __________________ As first reported by MMAJunkie.com’s Steven Marrocco, Bellator has contracted with the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation to oversee drug testing when the promotion heads to London for Bellator 158. Marrocco reports that “fighters will be tested via urine and will be licensed … More Bellator Contracts Mohegan Commission to Oversee London Drug Testing

Meldonium in Grey Area With South Dakota Athletic Commission

Earlier this month the UFC issued a press release revealing that Daniel Omielanczuk was flagged by USADA for a potential violation involving Meldonium.  Due to issues in reliably establishing the substance’s elimination rate, however, USADA did not issue a provisional suspension to the athlete clearing the way for him to compete at this week’s UFC event … More Meldonium in Grey Area With South Dakota Athletic Commission

Why Jon Jones’ Press Conference Admissions May Take Away USADA Leniency

After being removed from UFC 200  due to “a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16, 2016″ Jon Jones held a public press conference where few specifics were revealed.  It is still unclear what substance Jon Jones ingested (though it is speculated to be estrogen blockers).  What was revealed, however, is … More Why Jon Jones’ Press Conference Admissions May Take Away USADA Leniency