Edmonton Licences Medically Suspended MMA Fighter For Boxing Bout

Update August 30, 2017 – Today I spoke with Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports President Mike Mazzulli who advised as follows “It is the expectation of the ABC that all member commissions will ensure that combatants are not under medical suspension in any official ABC database prior to licencing them to compete“. Mazzulli … More Edmonton Licences Medically Suspended MMA Fighter For Boxing Bout

Floyd Mayweather Questionnaire Reveals Kenalog Injections Prior to McGregor Bout

A Nevada Athletic Commission pre-fight medical questionnaire signed by Floyd Mayweather reveals the boxer had Kenalog injections in his hands at 5 am the day before his bout with Conor McGregor. According to Drugs.com Kenalog is classified as a Glucocorticoid which are banned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in-competition. So is this a doping violation? … More Floyd Mayweather Questionnaire Reveals Kenalog Injections Prior to McGregor Bout

Edmonton Responds to Tim Hague Boxing Death… By Hiring Accounting Firm

In a headline I wish I was making up the City of Edmonton has announced the long awaited body who will be handling the investigation into Tim Hague’s boxing death. Hague, a former UFC fighter, died from brain trauma after a boxing bout on June 16, 2017.  He was clearly outmatched being knocked down 3 … More Edmonton Responds to Tim Hague Boxing Death… By Hiring Accounting Firm

UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing UFC PPV piracy assessments, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania, assessing damages of $4,500 for the commercial piracy of UFC 196. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. Michelina Enterprises, Inc) the Defendant displayed UFC 196 without paying the … More UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Why a Successful Fighter Doping Lawsuit is Not Just a Pipe Dream

Earlier this week I discussed the potential consequences Jon Jones may face following a reported positive doping test.  One consequence which garnered the most attention was a potential lawsuit by his opponent.  This topic deserves a stand alone post. To my knowledge no fighter has yet been successfully sued for being injured as a result … More Why a Successful Fighter Doping Lawsuit is Not Just a Pipe Dream

$30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court D. South Carolina, Spartanburg Division assessing damages of $30,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 207. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Waymore’s Bar and Grill) the Defendant displayed UFC 207 in their establishment without paying the commercial sub-licensing fees to … More $30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

The Potential Wide Ranging Legal Fallout After Jon Jones’ UFC 214 Failed Drug Test

TMZ reports that Jon Jones tested positive for the steroid turinabol during an in-competition drug test at UFC 214. While Jones is entitled to due process before facing any sanctions, if the report is accurate and no mitigating factors exist he is facing a wide range of steep consequences for this doping violation. First, under s. … More The Potential Wide Ranging Legal Fallout After Jon Jones’ UFC 214 Failed Drug Test

UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

Adding to this site’s UFC PPV piracy database, reasons for judgement were recently released by the US District Court, SD West Virginia, Charleston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of a UFC broadcast. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Nichols) the Defendants displayed UFC 171 in a commercial establishment without paying … More UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

Why Firas Zahabi’s BJJ Bitcoin Ploy is a Risky Way To Try and Avoid the Criminal Code

The combat sports landscape in Canada is in need of reform.  Some Provinces say they cannot legalize professional kickboxing even if they want to.  Others are saying amateur grappling contests are by default illegal.  The Criminal Code, which was overhauled in 2013 after extensive UFC lobbying, was drafted poorly giving rise to these uncertainties. Enter Firas Zahabi of … More Why Firas Zahabi’s BJJ Bitcoin Ploy is a Risky Way To Try and Avoid the Criminal Code

Did Nevada Approve 8oz Gloves For McGregor v Mayweather in Exchange for Sports Memorabilia?

Update October 4, 2017 – I made a Public Record’s request for the ‘heath and safety’ data generated by the NAC’s intended study following this bout.  Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly the NAC have conducted no such study as is evidence by the below reply received today. What they have done is update their website to reflect … More Did Nevada Approve 8oz Gloves For McGregor v Mayweather in Exchange for Sports Memorabilia?