Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

On October 26, 2017 Anderson Silva provided an out of competition sample to USADA which tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites as well as hydrochlorothiazide.  These substances are banned at all times and come with a default two year period of ineligibility under the UFC/USADA custom tailored anti-doping program.  This was Silva’s second doping infraction and … More Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, a case study was recently published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documenting negative health and performance consequences from rapid extreme weight cutting. In the Study, titled “Case Study: Extreme Weight Making Causes Relative Energy Deficiency, Dehydration and Acute Kidney Injury in … More Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

A study was recently published at BMJ Journals reviewing the injury rates and risk factors for injuries in sanctioned MMA bouts in Calgary, Alberta.  In the study, titled “Risk factors associated with injury and concussion in sanctioned amateur and professional mixed martial arts bouts in Calgary, Alberta” the authors reviewed amateur and professional MMA records … More Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

$20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, D. Oregon, Eugene Division, assessing damages of $20,000 for the commercial piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Chavez) the Defendant displayed the pay per view boxing … More $20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez