Ontario Legalizes Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Host of Amateur Combat Sports

For years Ontario has ignored section 83 of the Criminal Code creating confusion as to the legality of various combative sports.  At long last this has changed with Ontario passing Order in Council 1087-2017 designating exactly which amateur sports are legal and how they are to be governed. In short, Ontario has designated that the … More Ontario Legalizes Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Host of Amateur Combat Sports

What Exactly is the UFC’s Role in the McGregor / Mayweather Superfight?

Further Update August 11, 2017 – it is now reported that Zuffa is indeed seeking to be licenced as a co-promoter of this bout. _____________________________ Update June 20, 2017 – The NAC replied to my public records request confirming that, at this date, Mayweather Promotions is the only licence promoter for this bout. _____________________________ Today … More What Exactly is the UFC’s Role in the McGregor / Mayweather Superfight?

Reporters Launch “MMA Journalists Association”

After Ariel Helwani was ‘banned for life’ by the UFC when scooping the story of Brock Lesnar’s return for UFC 200, the community rallied around him and public pressure was strong enough for the UFC to make a quick 180 on this decision. The benefits of having a unified voice appears to have resonated with … More Reporters Launch “MMA Journalists Association”

$8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Adding to this site’s archives of piracy awards for UFC Pay Per View lawsuits, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Idaho, awarding $8,200 in damages against a defendant found liable after displaying 2 UFC events. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Hetemi) the Defendant displayed UFC … More $8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Connecticut Bill Eases Mixed Martial Arts Promoter Requirements

In 2013 Connecticut became one of the last States to legalize mixed martial arts but in doing so passed legislation that required promoters to “be liable for any health care costs incurred by such competitor for the diagnosis, care and treatment of any injury, illness, disease or condition resulting from or caused by such competitor’s … More Connecticut Bill Eases Mixed Martial Arts Promoter Requirements

Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

As highlighted in this site’s Pay Per View piracy prosecution archives, A typical fact pattern plays out as follows A bar pirates the program A private investigator gets wind and documents the piracy Joe Hand Promotions (the commercial distributor for UFC and other PPV’s) sues and requests substantial damages Joe Hand wins but is awarded a fraction … More Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

Mark Hunt Revamps UFC Doping Lawsuit With Amended Complaint

After partly surviving a UFC motion to dismiss Mark Hunt has doubled down on his most serious allegations against Zuffa, Dana White and Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was sanctioned for anti-doping policy violations surrounding his bout with Hunt at UFC 200. Hunt’s amended filing, which can be viewed here courtesy of Marc Raimondi, sets out ten causes of … More Mark Hunt Revamps UFC Doping Lawsuit With Amended Complaint