Study Documents Harmful Effects of Extreme Weight Cutting in MMA

Adding to the literature supporting the dangers of extreme weight cutting in combat sports, a recent study was published documenting various harmful effects from the practice for a mixed martial artist. In the recent study, titled Extreme Weight Making Causes Relative Energy Deficiency, Dehydration and Acute Kidney Injury in a Male Mixed Martial Arts Athlete, … More Study Documents Harmful Effects of Extreme Weight Cutting in MMA

Study – Depression May Suggest Future Cognitive Changes for Fighters

Adding to this site’s combat sports safety study archives, a study was recently published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation suggesting that athletes exposed to repetitive head impacts that develop depression may be facing further cognitive impairments in the future. In the recent study titled The Relations Among Depression , Cognition and Brain Volume … More Study – Depression May Suggest Future Cognitive Changes for Fighters

Ostarine, Contamination and a Question For USADA

Today USADA announced a 180 degree turn on a doping suspension they handed out in 2017. Amanda Ribas tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 7, 2017.  USADA handed her a 2 year suspension.  Ribas “accepted” this sanction.  As the suspension neared completion USADA announced that ‘time served is punishment … More Ostarine, Contamination and a Question For USADA

Ontario Reveals New Combat Sports Act

Update May 21, 2019– On Second Reading some of the below text of the Bill has been overhauled.  The general substance of the below article remains accurate but for those following this legal development reference should be made to the overhauled language of Bill 100. ________________________________________________________ Last month the Ontario Government’s budget announced plans to … More Ontario Reveals New Combat Sports Act