In recent years concussion recovery advice has shifted from a model of strict physical and mental rest while symptoms persist to a more active model with activity being recommended so long as symptoms are not aggravated. A recent study was published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine reviewing the recovery of athletes who suffered and … More Study Shows Modern Concussion Treatment Strategies Lead to Faster Symptom Recovery
In 2016 the California State Athletic Commission spearheaded reforms to the culture of rapid extreme weight cuts in combat sports. One of the reforms created was an earlier weigh-in to “ensure healthy rehydration and penalize athletes who engage in extreme weight cutting” which was widely adopted by other regulators. Recently a study was published examining … More Study – Early MMA Weigh Ins “Exacerbated” Effects of Rapid Weight Cutting
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (“CTE”) is the brutal, degenerative and incurable brain disease linked to repeated head trauma. Cases of the disease are linked to basically all contact sports and mixed martial arts is no exception with the list of known cases steadily growing. If you are a combat sports trainer and your athlete develops CTE … More Can a Trainer Can Be Liable For a Fighter Getting CTE?
Update – USADA has now released a press release with their take on these changes along with their actual policy wording below. It is worth noting that ‘substances of abuse’ mean not just cannabis but also various narcotics and stimulants. Also worth noting that the lack of punishment is not automatic but discretionary and premised … More “Substances of Abuse” Modified Under UFC/USADA In Competition Ban
One of the more recent strategies in suing following UFC and other combat sports piracy claims in the US are not only lawsuits seeking damages for violations of the Communications Act but also for Copyright infringement. Both can attract steep damages with reasons recently published demonstrating this pursuant to the Copyright Act. In the recent case … More $90,000 Damages Awarded For Copyright Infringement After Pay Per View Piracy