UFC 201 Piracy Leads to $30,000 Damage Award

In the latest piracy prosecution involving a UFC Pay Per View broadcast reasons for judgement were published by the US District Court, D. South Carolina, Columbia Division, assessing damages of $30,000. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Collective Minds, LLC) the Defendants displayed UFC 201 at a commercial establishment without paying the commercial … More UFC 201 Piracy Leads to $30,000 Damage Award

Zuffa Uses Copyright Act To Increase Damages Against PPV Piracy

Normally when UFC Pay Per View programs are commercially pirated lawsuits are brought by the UFC’s commercial distributor and damages are sought for statutory harm for satellite or cable theft. In an interesting twist to this norm, recent reasons for judgement were released involving a prosecution by Zuffa as the Plaintiff also seeking damages for … More Zuffa Uses Copyright Act To Increase Damages Against PPV Piracy

New York Adopts Formal Instant Replay Policy for MMA

The New York State Athletic Commission has formally adopted an Instant Replay Policy for Mixed Martial Arts contests in the State. The New York Policy is consistent with the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports policy on instant replay passed at the associations 2017 annual conference. Earlier this month  Commission Bulletin 2017-3 was released by the … More New York Adopts Formal Instant Replay Policy for MMA

Michael Bisping and UFC Sued For Alleged Assault

As first reported by TMZ UFC Middleweight champion Micheal Bisping is being sued along with a host of other defendants for an alleged assault involving a 19 year old Plaintiff. The Plaintiff alleges that after he accidentally used weights that Bisping was still using at a fitness facility the UFC Champion yelled at the Plaintiff … More Michael Bisping and UFC Sued For Alleged Assault

Ringside Doctor Discusses When Its OK To Fight With Staph Infection

Following the recent controversial bout with Kevin Lee fighting with an obvious but undisclosed staph infection at UFC 216 I reached out to the Association of Ringside Physicians for comment on when, if at all, it is appropriate to fight with the condition. Dr. Ray Monsell, chairman with the ARP, was kind enough to respond.  … More Ringside Doctor Discusses When Its OK To Fight With Staph Infection

UFC Fighter Lyman Good Files Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

In 2016 UFC fighter Lyman Good tested positive for  1-androstenedione, a substance banned by the United States Anti Doping Agency.  Testing traced the product back to a dietary supplement Good was taking which did not list the substance on its label. Good was nonetheless suspended for 6 months under the UFC’s anti-doping policy as it operates … More UFC Fighter Lyman Good Files Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Tara LaRosa – Massachusetts Required “Breast Exam” Before I Fought

Update October 20, 2017 – Today Dr. Larry Lovelace, the current president of the Association of Ringside Physicians, responded to me with his personal views as a doctor with over three decades experience in combat sports with respect to the below story.  Here is what he had to say – Hi Eric. I will respond … More Tara LaRosa – Massachusetts Required “Breast Exam” Before I Fought

Kevin Lee Failed to Disclose Staph Infection on NAC Questionnaire

Following his UFC 216 loss to Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee admitted that a visible welt on his chest was a staph infection.  He suggested that he tried his best “to hide it” from regulators. Lee admitted that the staph was known prior to the fight and his trainer noted that “medicine” was being taken to treat … More Kevin Lee Failed to Disclose Staph Infection on NAC Questionnaire

Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement

In a judgement on the steeper side of commercial piracy awards reasons for judgment were recently released by the US District Court,  W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division, awarding over $49,000 following piracy of a boxing pay per view program. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. AIH Alamo Ice House) the Defendant establishment … More Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement