Elias Theodorou Granted First Ever MMA Cannabis Therapeutic Use Exemption

In most jurisdictions cannabis is banned in-competition for combat sports athletes.  Generally this means that an athlete cannot consume cannabis in the 24 hours prior to competition but otherwise consumption is not considered an anti-doping violation. The problem, however, is there is no satisfactory test which proves in-competition use.  Instead regulators adopt thresholds which are … More Elias Theodorou Granted First Ever MMA Cannabis Therapeutic Use Exemption

Court “Bumps Up” Piracy Damages For McGregor v. Khabib Fight

If a Pay Per View is particularly popular should a court increase damages for piracy?  At least one judge thinks so as demonstrated in reasons for judgment published last month by the US District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania. In the recent case (Zuffa, LLC v. Denise Perris & Lyle Cafe Inc) the Defendants displayed UFC 229 … More Court “Bumps Up” Piracy Damages For McGregor v. Khabib Fight

What Duty Do Licenced Cornermen Have For Fighter Safety? Tim Hague Lawsuit Court Filings Look To Find Out

The latest development in the ongoing Tim Hague wrongful death lawsuit seeks to argue that a fighter’s trainers owe a duty to report prior brain injury to regulators and failing to do so amounts to negligence. (HT to reporter Mike Russell) By way of background Hague, a former UFC fighter, died from brain trauma after … More What Duty Do Licenced Cornermen Have For Fighter Safety? Tim Hague Lawsuit Court Filings Look To Find Out