Colorado and Likely California Bringing Three Minute Rounds to Women’s Pro Boxing

Most jurisdictions limit pro women’s boxing to two minute rounds while men can have three. Contrast this to MMA where women and men compete under the exact same ruleset without any notable disparity in injury rates for women. The old rule limitations seems to be based on sexism, not science. Two commissions appear readyt to … More Colorado and Likely California Bringing Three Minute Rounds to Women’s Pro Boxing

Nevada Seeks Amendment To Hold Deadbeat Promoters Accountable For Injury Costs

This week the Nevada Athletic Commission published a “Public Notice of Workshop To Solicit Comments on Proposed Regulations and Workshop Agenda” seeking public feedback on a host of potential regulatory changes. Among the proposed changes is a new regulation clarifying that if a promoter fails to provide required medical coverage the regulator has the power … More Nevada Seeks Amendment To Hold Deadbeat Promoters Accountable For Injury Costs

Ringside Doctor Calls For Standardized Post Concussion Protocols in Boxing

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent article was published in the latest edition of the Journal of Combat Sports Medicine calling for the industry to standardize post concussion protocols in boxing. Written by Dr. Nitin Sethi, neurologist and chief physician with the New York State Athletic Commission, the physician … More Ringside Doctor Calls For Standardized Post Concussion Protocols in Boxing

Breaking – Kansas Brings Brain Health Knowledge Requirement To Combat Sports

Today a press release was issued by the Fighting Foundation highlighting a breaking development with the Kansas Athletic Commission. The press release speaks for itself and is published below in full. Kansas has adopted a brain health knowledge test for fighters and seconds who will need to demonstrate knowledge of CTE, concussion and other brain … More Breaking – Kansas Brings Brain Health Knowledge Requirement To Combat Sports

Study – Three Concussions For Kids Leads To “Considerable” Risk For Further Problems

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine finding that kids who suffer 3 or more concussions in sports are at “significantly greater risk” of developing persistent problems with further concussion. In the study, titled Association of Concussion History and … More Study – Three Concussions For Kids Leads To “Considerable” Risk For Further Problems

Study Publishes In Depth Discussion of Combat Sports Strangulation Safety

There is a growing dataset addressing the risks and relative safety of strangulation techniques in combat sports. In short data addressing the practices of strangling an opponent or training partners repeatedly shows relative safety however also some known risk of acute and potentially serious injury. An noteworthy study (Approach considerations for the management of strangulation … More Study Publishes In Depth Discussion of Combat Sports Strangulation Safety

Fighter Suffers Concussion While Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

In the latest example of a combat sports athlete suffering injury through rapid extreme weight cutting Devin Miller reported that he passed out and suffered a concussion. Scheduled to compete at bantamweight at Fury FC 61 in Texas Miller was cutting weight and “fell” then “busted up” his face and was diagnosed with concussion. Miller, … More Fighter Suffers Concussion While Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

Study Finds More Educated Fighters Getting Less CTE

CTE has no cure. The disease is linked to repeated head trauma. Athletes can improve their chances of not getting the disease by making choices to be exposed to fewer impacts over the course of their career. A recent study was published showing that fighters with more education are doing exactly that leading to less … More Study Finds More Educated Fighters Getting Less CTE