Today the World Anti Doping Agency published changes to their list of prohibited substances and methods. Among the noteworthy changes are the removal of alcohol from the prohibited list along with CBD. Alcohol was never banned by WADA in or out of competition for combat sports. CBD, on the other hand, was banned in competition … More WADA Removes Alcohol and CBD From Prohibited List in 2018
Update September 28, 2017 – MMAFighting now reports that Lee has been pulled from the card. ________________________________________ This week Ariel Helwani announced that flyweight Andrea “KGB” Lee has been signed to the UFC and is scheduled to compete at UFC 216 on October 7. An issue, first raised by @dimspace on Twitter, which deserves further … More Are the UFC/USADA Bending the Rules for Andrea “KGB” Lee Signing?
Update October 9, 2017 – Bloody Elbow’s Iain Kidd discusses the below study here doing a good job of pointing out its strengths and shortcomings. _______________________________________ It is difficult to stress the absurdity of regulators allowing rapid extreme weight cuts in mixed martial arts and other combative sports. In short, two men or women of … More Study – 24 Hours Post Dehydration MMA Fighters Have Reduced Athletic Output
Update – In a welcome development the UFC has now decided to pull Hirota from the card. The UFC released the following statement: Due to health and safety concerns, the UFC featherweight bout Hirota vs. Rosa at UFC Fight Night Japan: Saint Preux vs. Okami has been cancelled, as Hirota was deemed unfit to compete … More This Is How Fighters Die
When can a sports promoter be liable for selling a product to the public based on lies? Reasons for judgement were recently released grappling with this issue. Last month the United States District Court, Central District of California, dismissed a class action lawsuit from purchasers of the Pacquiao v. Mayweather Pay Per View Bout. In … More When Can a Sports Promoter Sell a Product to the Public Based on Lies?
Update October 10, 2017 – Today it was announced that the UFC pulled Mark Hunt from his next scheduled bout due to the below referenced health complaints. ________________________________ This week the oldest fighter on the UFC’s roster made some candid yet troubling admissions. In an article published at the Players Voice, Hunt reveals that he … More Are Mark Hunt’s Health Admissions a Career Killer?
Following an unfortunate and avoidable case of regulatory negligence, boxer Magomed Abdusalamov suffered permanent impairment following brain trauma sustained in a 2013 bout. The New York State Athletic Commission, the regulator in charge, provided inadequate post bout care likely causing/compounding the fighter’s injuries which included permanent partial paralysis. A lawsuit was launched and it is … More New York Settles Negligence Lawsuit With Brain Injured Boxer for Record $22 Million
Re:Sound, a not-for-profit collective society authorized under the Canadian Copyright Act to “administer the performance rights of performers and record labels in sound recordings“, is targeting martial arts gyms for payment of tariffs. In short, Canada’s Copyright Board sets royalties which can be collected for “published sound recordings embodying musical works and performers’ performances of such works” … More Martial Arts Gyms Targeted for Licence Fees for Music Played During Classes