New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing

Adding to this site’s efforts to track the growing legality of Bare Knuckle Boxing, New Mexico has recently approved the sport. Title 15, Chapter 6, Part 19 came into force last year and sets out the framework for legal BKB in the land of enchantment. The full rules read as follows: TITLE 15             GAMBLING AND LIQUOR … More New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing

Its High Time For Athletic Commissions to Dig Into MMA Manager Practices

Today retired MMA fighter published quite the tweet. I’ll let it speak for itself. If this was revealed in any major league sport it would be top news on ESPN, Sports Illustrated and probably major outlets outside of sports. But in MMA crickets. Let me break down the legal scandal in plain English. Managers represent … More Its High Time For Athletic Commissions to Dig Into MMA Manager Practices

WBC Releases Statement/Guidelines Regarding Transgender Athletes in Combat Sports

Today the World Boxing Council published the below, self explanatory, statement on their view of transgender athletes in professional combat sports. If the topic is of interest, this year at the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports annual conference a lengthy presentation on the subject was given by Dr. Sethi who’s materials can be … More WBC Releases Statement/Guidelines Regarding Transgender Athletes in Combat Sports

9% of Bare Knuckle Boxing Bouts Result in Facial Fractures

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery reviewing facial injury rates from hundreds of regulated bare knuckle boxing bouts. In the study, titled, Maxillofacial Trauma Patterns in Bare-Knuckle Fighting, the authors reviewed the results of professional bare-knuckle matches that occurred … More 9% of Bare Knuckle Boxing Bouts Result in Facial Fractures

Strangulation Case Study Highlights Verified Injuries from Sportive “Chokes”

This month the Journal of Emergency Medicine published the latest paper addressing health and safety issues relating to strangulations from grappling sports such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and other martial arts. The lead author of the paper was Dr. Samuel Stellpflug, an ER Physician and BJJ black belt who is one of the leading … More Strangulation Case Study Highlights Verified Injuries from Sportive “Chokes”

Brain Health Ignorance Allegations Fuel Lawsuit Following Boxer Death

A lawsuit was filed following the death of a teenage hobbyist boxer in Australia. The boxer, George Diamond, passed away after sustaining traumatic brain injury in 2019 while sparring. Shortly before that the teenager suffered a concussion while sparring at the same gym. The teen’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Supreme Court in … More Brain Health Ignorance Allegations Fuel Lawsuit Following Boxer Death

Let’s Talk South Carolina Fight Laws and “Breast Exams”

If you read state, provincial and other combat sports laws and regulations you often come across out of date, bizarre and sometimes outright wrong legislation on the books. Enter South Carolina. This week I had reason to review South Carolina’s combative sports landscape and came across a law that seems to have no business being … More Let’s Talk South Carolina Fight Laws and “Breast Exams”

Nevada Holding Public Hearing About Possible Combat Sports Rules Overhaul

The Nevada State Athletic Commission, one of the most influential in combat sports, has published a notice of public workshop for public feedback on proposed overhauled combat sports regulations. The workshop is scheduled Monday, August 15, 10am – 12pm at 3300 W Sahara Ave., Red Rock Room #440, Las Vegas, NV 89102 The Commission has … More Nevada Holding Public Hearing About Possible Combat Sports Rules Overhaul