$80,000 Judgement for Commercial Piracy of Boxing Pay Per View Bout

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released this week by the US District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of a boxing pay per view program. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Round DHA, LLC) the defendants displayed … More $80,000 Judgement for Commercial Piracy of Boxing Pay Per View Bout

Supplement Manufacturers Charged Criminally For Allegedly Selling Steroids

A pattern all too familiar in the world of anti-doping and combat sports is that of ‘tainted supplements’.  An athlete tests positive for a prohibited substance.  They deny wrongdoing and go through time money and effort to test all supplements they’ve ingested.  A culprit is found with a supplement containing the prohibited substance that is … More Supplement Manufacturers Charged Criminally For Allegedly Selling Steroids

What Exactly is Conor McGregor Being Charged With?

Earlier today it was reported that Conor McGregor was arrested in Florida after allegedly taking and breaking someone’s phone.  So what exactly was McGregor arrested for? In short he is being charged with two crimes.  Robbery and Criminal Mischief.  The incident is detailed as follows in his arrest affidavit – “The Victim and the Defendant … More What Exactly is Conor McGregor Being Charged With?

Clomiphene Showing Similar “Pulsing” Problems As Turinabol

Earlier this week MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi wrote an informative piece discussing the UFC’s Muslim Salikhov.  Salikhov tested positive on several occasions for M3, a long term metabolite of the prohibited substance Turinabol, but escaped punishment. The M3 metabolite’s claim to fame in MMA is its association with Jon Jones.  Jones tested positive for the metabolite … More Clomiphene Showing Similar “Pulsing” Problems As Turinabol

Court Holds Jiu-Jitsu Liability Waiver Does Not Apply To Tournament Injuries

Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, allowing a lawsuit against a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor to proceed for injuries a student sustained in a tournament. In the recent case (Peters v. Soares) the Plaintiff was a student of the defendant’s BJJ academy.  The Plaintiff participated in a tournament … More Court Holds Jiu-Jitsu Liability Waiver Does Not Apply To Tournament Injuries

Court Clears Path to Trial for Medical Malpractice Claim Against Ringside Physician

Reasons for judgement were published this month in New York clearing the path for a medical malpractice claim against a ringside physician to proceed to trial. In 2013 boxer Magomed Abdusalamov lost a unanimous decision to Mike Perez which took place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Abdusalamov suffered a brain bleed in the … More Court Clears Path to Trial for Medical Malpractice Claim Against Ringside Physician

Court – Combat Sports Athletes Consent to Fight Doping Competitors

This week reasons for judgement were released dismissing much of Mark Hunt’s doping lawsuit against the UFC and others following his bout with Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.  All claims were dismissed except his allegation of breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Of particular interest to me were the court’s … More Court – Combat Sports Athletes Consent to Fight Doping Competitors

Boxing Pay-Per-View Piracy Lawsuit Dismissed on Limitation Grounds

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, W.D. Wisconsin, finding that a two year limitation applies for piracy lawsuits based on Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. § 605 and the Cable & Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions Inc. v. … More Boxing Pay-Per-View Piracy Lawsuit Dismissed on Limitation Grounds

Why Nevada Was Within Their Rights on the Jon Jones Situation

Earlier this week the Nevada Athletic Commission granted Jon Jones a one fight licence clearing him to compete on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235. Last month Jones was scheduled to compete in Nevada for UFC 232 but the event was swiftly moved to California after USADA, the UFC’s privately contracted anti-doping watchdog, notified the Nevada … More Why Nevada Was Within Their Rights on the Jon Jones Situation

Case Study – Frequent Chokes in MMA Concerning for Cognitive Impairment

(Image via Wikimedia) Last year a study was published discussing the risk of Vertebral Artery Dissection from chokeholds in combative sports.  A more recent case study was published suggesting that in addition to this, repetitive chokes may be concerning from a cognitive impairment perspective. The recent case study canvassed a 40 year old man who … More Case Study – Frequent Chokes in MMA Concerning for Cognitive Impairment