Today ViaSport, the BC Government’s lead delivery agency for sports programs, released their latest Covid-19 Protection Return to Sport Guidelines for the Province. Among the guidelines were permission for various combative sports to return to training with contact and even competition in Phase 3. The amateur combat sports under ViaSport’s umbrella are boxing, judo, karate, … More ViaSport Greenlights Contact Training and Competition for Amateur Combat Sports in BC
A recent study was published in the Journal of Engineering in Medicine documenting and measuring the forces of head impacts in MMA bouts. In the study, titled “Concussion and the Severity of Head Impacts in Mixed Martial Arts” the authors fitted 13 MMA athletes with the Stanford instrumented mouthguard during sparring and also during bouts. … More Study Reviews Measurable Severity of Head Impacts in MMA Bouts
A few years back Nevada overhauled their combat sports rules to allow instant replay when fights concluded following injury to determine if the injury was caused by a fair blow or a foul. More recently Nevada expanded their ability to use instant replay “at any time” to increase the ability of referees to get things … More Let’s Talk Daniel Cormier Eye Poke, Missed Calls and Nevada’s Instant Replay Rule
Further update September 3, 2020 – Today is is reported that the NAC handed Pena a 4.5 months suspension for this infraction. Pena tested positive for marijuana in connection with UFC on ESPN 12 fight against Khama Worthy. Four-and-a-half month suspension, which expires Nov. 10, 15 percent fine of “show” purse, or $4050, and $218.04 … More Is Nevada Doing “Violent Bob Ross” Wrong When it Comes to Cannabis?