Today a Congressional hearing is taking place discussing Mixed Martial Arts in the context of considering the Muhammad Ali Expansion Act. Hearing overview document Statement of Jeff Novitzky Dr. Ann McKee Statement Lydia Robertson Statement Statement of Randy Couture You can watch the hearings here
Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court, SD West Virginia, Charleston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 170. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Harrison) the Defendant displayed UFC 170 in a commercial establishment without … More $15,000 Damages Assessed for UFC 170 Piracy
An unusual ending occurred between Jake Ellenberger and Jorge Masvidal during the UFC’s TUF 24 finale card which took place in Las Vegas on December 3, 2016. Ellenberger slipped and his left foot wedged between the mat and the bottom fence.. Masvidal proceeded to (legally) reign down strikes until referee Herb Dean called timeout. He inquired if … More The Ellenberger Appeal – Legal Principles in Play
Update January 13, 2017 – it is reported that Dana White has made a “real” offer to promote a McGregor / Mayweather boxing match with him being quoted stating “I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer, and I’m the guy who can actually make the offer, and I’m actually making a real offer…We’ll … More Conor McGregor Obtains Professional Boxing Licence; But Why?
Today an anticipated press conference took place with the announcement of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. You can listen to full audio here courtesy of BloodyElbow.com Notable about today’s announcement was the involvement of 5 currently relevant UFC fighters who were willing to put their full weight behind the association. The fighters included Georges … More Enter Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association – Quick Thoughts