The definition of a grounded fighter in MMA is important as knees and kicks to the head of such an opponent are prohibited. In 2016 the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (the “ABC”) softened the rule with the belief that some fighters were gaming the system by changing from standing to grounded by … More ABC Overhauls “Grounded” Fighter Definition in Hopes to Re-Unify Rule
Update December 6, 2019 – Today UK Anti Doping released a statement noting that their anti doping charge against Whyte has been “withdrawn”. In short UKAD notes Whyte did test positive for a banned substance but concluded that the levels detected were “consistent with an isolated contamination event, and they are not suggestive of doping. … More Should Dillian Whyte Have Been Provisionally Suspended by the UKAD Before The Rivas Bout?
Cannabis remains banned in-competition under the UFC’s custom tailored USADA anti doping program. Today USADA revealed that Alen Amedovski was handed a 6 month suspension for testing positive for Carboxy-THC at a urinary concentration exceeding the permitted limits for the in-competition timeframe on April 20, 2019, at Fight Night 149 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His … More UFC’s Alen Amedovski Receives USADA Supsension for Marijuana