A Legal Breakdown of the UFC’s Options Addressing Roy Nelson’s Referee Kick

Update November 18, 2016 – Brazil’s Super Justice Court of Sport has now addressed this matter and handed Nelson a $24,000 fine and 9 month suspension. _____________________________________ At UFC Fight Night 95 Roy Nelson unceremoniously kicked referee John McCarthy after a perceived late stoppage.  This upset the heavyweight who believes he had to then inflict … More A Legal Breakdown of the UFC’s Options Addressing Roy Nelson’s Referee Kick

Study – Biomarkers Could Help Identify CTE Risk in Athletes With History of Brain Injury

Mild traumatic brain injury is sometimes referred to as an ‘invisible injury’ as there is often no objective evidence to help diagnose the damage done. Instead a diagnosis is made based on a host of subjective complaints.  Repetitive concussive and sub-concussive blows are linked to CTE.  This disease also cannot be diagnosed with certainty in … More Study – Biomarkers Could Help Identify CTE Risk in Athletes With History of Brain Injury

Fraudulent Record Voids MMA Fighters Contract

While fraudulent records where once the bedrock of unverifiable boasts among many martial artists, the modern era of mixed martial arts coupled with the internet and video evidence have largely done away with such nonsense. Unfortunately, the practice apparently is not completely dead as a recent story illustrates. Today it was announced that the Canadian … More Fraudulent Record Voids MMA Fighters Contract

UFC Piracy $110,000 Request Rejected;$4,594 Awarded

Reasons for judgement were released this month by the US District Court, ED Michigan, Southern Division, rejecting a request for $110,000 in damages following the commercial piracy of UFC 168 and instead awarding just over $4,500 in damages and costs. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. M & J Ballpark Inc.) the … More UFC Piracy $110,000 Request Rejected;$4,594 Awarded

Internet Viewing of UFC PPV Sidetracks Piracy Prosecution

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing UFC Pay Per View piracy, reasons for judgement were released this month by US District Court, WD Louisiana, Shreveport Division, noting that the UFC’s Commercial PPV distributor may not have the right to sue where an establishment purchases and displays the residential version of the program. In the … More Internet Viewing of UFC PPV Sidetracks Piracy Prosecution

CombatSportsLaw.com Proud to Sponsor Roxanne Modafferi’s Invicta Title Bout!

From time to time I am pleased to sponsor combat sports athletes or promotions either through this site or my personal injury lawfirm. I am honoured to once again be a sponsor for Roxanne “the Happy Warrior” Modafferi as she headlines Invicta 19 on September 23, 2016 seeking the promotion’s flyweight championship.  The card can … More CombatSportsLaw.com Proud to Sponsor Roxanne Modafferi’s Invicta Title Bout!

CTE Severity Linked to Number of Years in Contact Sports, Not Number of Concussions

In the last decade there has been great progress in public understanding that concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury, not simply ‘getting your bell rung’. Current studies are showing, however, that sub-concussive blows over a prolonged period are equally troubling and a recent article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery Clinics of North … More CTE Severity Linked to Number of Years in Contact Sports, Not Number of Concussions

What if Werdum Lost? A Quick Legal Breakdown

At UFC 203 Farbricio Werdum won a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the co-main event. A controversial moment arose in Round 1, however, when Browne injured his finger from a Werdum (legal) strike and basically called timeout with the referee intervening and allowing a stoppage of the action.  (I would provide a GIF of … More What if Werdum Lost? A Quick Legal Breakdown

Let’s Talk Physics, Gloves, Combat Sports and Brain Trauma

One topic I often revisit is the reality that gloves in combative sports such as boxing, kickboxing and MMA do a great job protecting from superficial injury but likely lead to an increase of traumatic brain injury and CTE. This week I had the pleasure of picking up a hard copy of Jason Thalken’s “Fight … More Let’s Talk Physics, Gloves, Combat Sports and Brain Trauma