Is Ohio Bending the Rules for CM Punk’s UFC Debut?

This week former professional wrestler Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk) is making his long anticipated debut in the UFC. Brooks’ debut at the sports highest stage is controversial as he has no history of amateur or professional MMA bouts and unlike some professional wrestlers who made the crossover such as Brock Lesnar, he does not … More Is Ohio Bending the Rules for CM Punk’s UFC Debut?

Study – Rapid Weight Gain and Weight Discrepancy of No Significance in Boxing Bout Outcomes

Adding to this site’s archived articles addressing rapid extreme weight cut practices in combat sports, a recent study was published in the Journal of The Physician and Sports Medicine evaluating competition results in boxing with athletes who practiced Rapid Weight Gain after weigh ins. In the study, titled Rapid Weight Gain in Professional Boxing and … More Study – Rapid Weight Gain and Weight Discrepancy of No Significance in Boxing Bout Outcomes

$7,000 in Damages Awarded Following Piracy of UFC 159

Adding to this site’s archived cases awarding damages for piracy of UFC pay per view programs, reasons for judgement were recently released awarding $7,000 in damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 159. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Richter) the Defendant operated a commercial establishment which displayed UFC 159 without paying … More $7,000 in Damages Awarded Following Piracy of UFC 159