Boxing Canada Warns Athletes of Perils of Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

A useful powerpoint presentation created by Dr. Kien Trinh was recently published by Boxing Canada warning athletes about the perils of Rapid Extreme Weight Cut practices. The presentation is user-friendly and worth reading in full.  Titled “Making Weight in Boxing – How to do it Better“, it can be found here. In short the noted … More Boxing Canada Warns Athletes of Perils of Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

Study – Boxers Enjoy No Competitive Advantage From Rapid Weight Cut Practices

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies and weight cut reform articles, a study was recently published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance addressing the impact of rapid weight loss / gain and the outcome of boxing bouts. In the study, titled “Weight Re-Gain is Not Linked to Success in … More Study – Boxers Enjoy No Competitive Advantage From Rapid Weight Cut Practices

Lyoto Machida Accepts 18 Month USADA Suspension

Today the United States Anti-Doping Agency revealed that UFC fighter Lyoto Machida was handed an 18 month suspension for an anti doping policy violation stemming from both admitted use followed by a failed test taken out of competition. The reduced penalty, which has a baseline of 2 years for this violation, was apparently due to … More Lyoto Machida Accepts 18 Month USADA Suspension

Court Finds Federal Piracy Statutes Can Be Used to Prosecute Internet Streaming

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court, E.D. New York, finding that federal piracy statutes can be used in a piracy prosecution involving internet streaming. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Maupin) the UFC’s parent Company (Zuffa) along … More Court Finds Federal Piracy Statutes Can Be Used to Prosecute Internet Streaming

UFC Fighter Has USADA Suspension Cut in Half Due to “forthright declaration”

Today USADA announced that “UFC athlete, George Sullivan, of Red Bank, N.J., has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after declaring the use of a prohibited substance contained in a product that was inaccurately labeled.” Sullivan “declared the use of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) on his sample collection paperwork when describing his use … More UFC Fighter Has USADA Suspension Cut in Half Due to “forthright declaration”

NAC’s Newest Commissioner’s Reported History of “unprofessional conduct”

There was some celebration in the combat sports world when the Nevada Athletic Commissions perhaps most controversial member, Pat Lundvall, who played a central role in the controversial Wanderlei Silva, Nick Diaz and Conor McGregor punishments, was stepping down. Her replacement, however, appears to come with his own history of controversy. Last week Nevada Governor … More NAC’s Newest Commissioner’s Reported History of “unprofessional conduct”

“Reckless” Jon Jones Suspended 1 year by USADA

Today Chairman Michael J. Bellof released reasons for judgement handing Jon Jones a 12 month period of ineligibility due to a failed out of competition drug test administrated on June 16, 2016. In short the sample tested positive for hydroxyclomiphene (a metabolite of clomiphre) and a letrozole metabolite.  These are ‘specified substances’ under the UFC’s … More “Reckless” Jon Jones Suspended 1 year by USADA