Colorado Removes Cannabis From Banned Substances, Approves 3 Minute Rounds for Women’s Boxing and More

Today the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Combative Sports Commission held a rulemaking hearing with a host of changes on the agenda. I have confirmed with the Commission’s Director who has just advised that “everything passed“. Among the highlights are Several other changes were also passed. The full rulemaking agenda can be found here.

Jake Paul to MMA Labor Lawyer “Hit me in the DMs”

Not trying to hook you with a clickbait headline but a short exchange between YouTube star turned pro boxer Jake Paul and labor side union lawyer Lucas Middlebrook is worth keeping an eye on. After reporter Stephen A Smith feigned (or actually has) ignorance about the woeful amount of revenues UFC fighters get (about an … More Jake Paul to MMA Labor Lawyer “Hit me in the DMs”

Colorado Shuts Down Melvin Guillard Bare Knuckle Boxing Licence

BKFC 31 is scheduled to take place on October 15 in Denver Colorado. Among the bouts was one featuring UFC veteran Melvin Guillard. As first reported by MyMMANews the Colorado Combative Sports Commission has apparently pulled this fight after ‘further research‘. Among the critics of the proposed bare knuckle boxing bout was Luke Thomas who … More Colorado Shuts Down Melvin Guillard Bare Knuckle Boxing Licence

Fighting Foundation Launches Fighter Brain Health Basics Video

The non profit Fighting Foundation has released their first in a series of fighter health and safety videos providing brain health basics for fighters. Labelled the ‘white belt’ video it is short, simple and to the point. Tells fighters some key information about concussions and CTE. The core message being that CTE is linked to … More Fighting Foundation Launches Fighter Brain Health Basics Video

Does Boxing Have Better Brain Trauma Policies Than the NFL?

In the wake of the high profile mishandling of Tua Tagovailoa’s on field concussions by the NFL one professional boxing commissioner has called out the league for their health and safety standards. The below is written by Gregory Sirb, the long acting Executive of Pennsylvania’s State Athletic Commission that oversees various professional combat sports including … More Does Boxing Have Better Brain Trauma Policies Than the NFL?

Edmonton Puts “Pause” On All Combat Sports Events

Alberta is a unique jurisdiction for combat sports regulation. It is the only jurisdiction in the US or Canada where the sports are not regulated by the State or Province but instead kick the regulatory can down the line to the municipal level. So City by City the rules and regulations differ. Last month the … More Edmonton Puts “Pause” On All Combat Sports Events