The dangers of rapid extreme weight cutting in combat sports are well documented. Kidney failure, heart attacks and even deaths are attributed to the practices. Regulatory responses to date have been inconsistent and have failed to meaningfully weed out the well entrenched practices. This week a regulator used their power to suspend a fighter who … More Fighter Suspended For Extreme Rapid Weight Cutting
Dr. Nitkin Sethi, a respected ringside physician and neurologist in New York, wrote an interesting letter to the Journal Neurology discussing MRI findings that are often minimized by radiologists but could be concerning for combat sports athletes. When your physician orders an MRI they often don’t see the raw data generated. Instead this is reviewed … More Brain Injury Slipping Through The Cracks For Fighters?
Transparency in pay is a fundamental feature empowering fighters to better understand their value and have informed negotiations with promoters. Knowledge is power. A troubling trend, however, is an increasing number of jurisdictions cloaking prizefighting pay in secrecy keeping fighters in the dark as to what others are earning. Arizona appears to be the latest … More Arizona Latest State To Go Dark On Fighter Pay