After years of taking the position that the Criminal Code only allows Provinces to oversee two types of professional combative sports (boxing and MMA) the BC Government has had a change of tune and have announced the Province will legalize professional kickboxing. They have done so noting that pro kickboxing rules can simply be a … More BC Legalizes Pro Kickboxing
A Ringside Physician present at Tim Hague’s fatal boxing bout in 2017 admitted in court filings that Hague was assessed for “Depression and Suicidal Ideation” in the months prior to his death. As previously discussed Hague, a former UFC fighter, died from brain trauma after a boxing bout on June 16, 2017 in Edmonton Alberta. … More Ringside Doctor – Tim Hague Assessed for “Depression and Suicidal Ideation” Before Fatal Bout
Adding to this site’s combat sports safety study archives, a study was recently published in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience suggesting that sparring with head impacts for even a short duration results in immediate measurable impact in cognitive function. In the study, titled Understanding the consequences of Repetitive Subconcussive Head Impacts in Sport: Brain changes and dampened … More Study – “Acute and Transient Brain Changes” Seen After 9 Minutes of Boxing Sparring
Update August 13, 2019 – KO Boxing, the promoter for the bout in question and co-Defendant in the lawsuit have now filed their Statement of Defense. They conclude with the following position: “At the time of the Braidwood fight, the Deceased was an adult with the capacity to make decisions affecting his health and safety, … More City of Edmonton Looks To Hide Behind Waiver in Tim Hague Wrongful Death Suit
Update August 23, 2019 – Today the Nevada Athletic Commission responded to my public records request for all of Brock Lesnar’s UFC bout agreements in their jurisdiction. As reported below these deviated from the pay he actually received for these bouts as revealed in the antitrust litigation. These bout agreements can be found here – … More Did Regulators Deceive the Public About Brock Lesnar’s UFC Pay?