New Jersey Denies Dvalishvili’s Appeal of UFC Fight Night 128 TKO Loss

Merab Dvalishvili lost his bout to Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 128 after being declared unconscious at the end of the third and final round.  The bout was recorded as a TKO by technical submission. Dvalishvili argued he was conscious and that the bout should have gone to the judges who likely would have … More New Jersey Denies Dvalishvili’s Appeal of UFC Fight Night 128 TKO Loss

How Leslie Smith’s Legal Action Against the UFC May Achieve Project Spearhead’s Goals

Leslie Smith is a top ranked MMA fighter.  She was on a two fight win streak wining three of her last four bouts (with the loss at the hands of now featherweight champion Cris Cyborg) when the UFC let her go from the organization. Smith was scheduled to fight on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.  … More How Leslie Smith’s Legal Action Against the UFC May Achieve Project Spearhead’s Goals

3 UFC Athletes Handed Reduced Suspensions After Tracing Positive Drug Tests to Tainted Supplements

In a narrative that is becoming all too familiar, three more UFC athletes have successfully traced positive drug tests back to tainted supplements. Today the US Anti Doping Agency announced that Junior dos Santos Almeida and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who each tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide had this finding traced back to contaminated products sold by a … More 3 UFC Athletes Handed Reduced Suspensions After Tracing Positive Drug Tests to Tainted Supplements

The Weird Findings of the Wilder v. Povetkin Doping Lawsuit

They say bad facts make bad cases and reasons for judgement published last week in the Wilder v. World of Boxing LLC case fits this mold. Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin where contracted to compete for the WBC world heavyweight title in Moscow on May 21, 2016.   It was agreed that the WBC’s “rules and … More The Weird Findings of the Wilder v. Povetkin Doping Lawsuit

Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

In a study with concerning implications for anyone exposed to brain trauma, data was recently published in the journal of Neurology finding that people who sustained brain injury, even mild traumatic brain injury, had a 56% higher rate of developing Parkinson Disease. In the study, titled Mild TBI and Risk of Parkinson Disease – A … More Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

Study – Second Brain Injury During Recovery Phase Can Have “Dire Consequences” For Brain Repair

Adding to this site’s database of combative sports and brain health safety studies, important research was recently published highlighting the need to protect the brain while its recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury. In the study, titled Distinct Myeloid Cell Subsets Promote Meningeal Remodeling and Vascular Repair After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, published in … More Study – Second Brain Injury During Recovery Phase Can Have “Dire Consequences” For Brain Repair

Canelo Alvarez and NSAC Agree to 6 Month Suspension for “Tainted Beef” Clenbuterol Finding

Today Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the Nevada State Athletic Commission agreed to a 6 month suspension for the boxer who violated the State’s anti doping standards by ingesting Clenbuterol. Alvarez claimed the positive drug test could be traced back to tainted Mexican beef.  As previously discussed Nevada regulations allow for reduced penalties and even no … More Canelo Alvarez and NSAC Agree to 6 Month Suspension for “Tainted Beef” Clenbuterol Finding

Josh Barnett Latest UFC Fighter To Sue Supplement Company Following Positive Doping Test

A recent trend in Mixed Martial Arts is fighters failing an anti-doping test, being exonerated (or at least minimizing punishment) by tracing the source back to tainted supplements and then suing the supplement manufacturer. Lyman Good filed such a suit in 2017 as did Tim Means.  Earlier this year Yoel Romero also filed such a lawsuit.  … More Josh Barnett Latest UFC Fighter To Sue Supplement Company Following Positive Doping Test

First US State Sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing Event Since 1889 Announced

Update – Michael Mazzulli, the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation and the current President of the Association of Boxing Commissions has shared the following views about Wyoming legalizing Bare Knuckle Boxing “As president of the ABC, I am not personally in favor of Bare Knuckle Boxing, but if it exists, then surely regulation … More First US State Sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing Event Since 1889 Announced