Jessica-Rose Clark defeated Sarah Alpar by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 4:21) at UFC on ESPN+36 this weekend. Shortly prior to the official stoppage Clark struck Alpar with a knee to the head as Alpar was precariously close to being grounded. Referee Chris Tognoni believed a foul occurred and called time out. As Alpar was recovering … More Let’s Once Again Talk Nevada’s Actual Instant Replay Rule And Clark vs Alpar Stoppage
Today an interesting article was published by The Athletic with various physicians and experts commenting on knockouts in combat sports. In the article, titled “Explained: What Happens to a Fighter’s Brain After Suffering a KO?” one of the experts interviewed voiced a controversial opinion that certain ‘flash knockouts‘ can occur without any brain trauma at … More Do “Flash Knockouts” Happen Without Brain Trauma?
Update – September 16, 2020 – This morning Michael Mazzulli, Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation responded as follows – “Presently I am not requiring any other tests (EKG is required) but my medical staff updates me on a daily bases with new protocol.” ____________________________________________________ Regulators around Canada and the United States … More What is the Standard of Care for Licencing Fighters After They’ve “Recovered” From Covid-19?
At UFC Vegas 10 this past weekend Ed Herman won a controversial bout against opponent Mike Rodriguez. Rodriguez landed two clean strikes to the body causing Herman to crumble and being unable to continue for a considerable period of time. Referee Chris Tognoni mistakenly called the second bodyshot a low blow but instant replay makes … More Let’s Talk Nevada’s Actual Instant Replay Rule and Controversial Herman/Rodriguez “Low Blow”
In the latest study digging into rapid extreme weight cut practices in combat sports along with their consequences findings were published noting both physical and psychological issues in high level athletes undergoing such cuts. In the recent paper published in the Korean Society for Physical Medicine, titled “Rapid Weight Loss and Physical and Psychological Difficulties … More Study Identifies Physical/Psychological Difficulties in Combat Sports Athletes From Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts
Today ViaSport, the BC Government’s lead delivery agency for sports programs, released their latest Covid-19 Protection Return to Sport Guidelines for the Province. Among the guidelines were permission for various combative sports to return to training with contact and even competition in Phase 3. The amateur combat sports under ViaSport’s umbrella are boxing, judo, karate, … More ViaSport Greenlights Contact Training and Competition for Amateur Combat Sports in BC
A recent study was published in the Journal of Engineering in Medicine documenting and measuring the forces of head impacts in MMA bouts. In the study, titled “Concussion and the Severity of Head Impacts in Mixed Martial Arts” the authors fitted 13 MMA athletes with the Stanford instrumented mouthguard during sparring and also during bouts. … More Study Reviews Measurable Severity of Head Impacts in MMA Bouts
A few years back Nevada overhauled their combat sports rules to allow instant replay when fights concluded following injury to determine if the injury was caused by a fair blow or a foul. More recently Nevada expanded their ability to use instant replay “at any time” to increase the ability of referees to get things … More Let’s Talk Daniel Cormier Eye Poke, Missed Calls and Nevada’s Instant Replay Rule
Further update September 3, 2020 – Today is is reported that the NAC handed Pena a 4.5 months suspension for this infraction. Pena tested positive for marijuana in connection with UFC on ESPN 12 fight against Khama Worthy. Four-and-a-half month suspension, which expires Nov. 10, 15 percent fine of “show” purse, or $4050, and $218.04 … More Is Nevada Doing “Violent Bob Ross” Wrong When it Comes to Cannabis?
Imagine competing in a professional MMA bout and winning by submission. Then, months later, you are told the bout was overturned to a no contest by the athletic commission in a process that you had no notice of nor were invited to participate in. That’s exactly what MMA fighter Sean Cerveny experienced. At LFA 80 … More New Mexico Athletic Commission Blunders Fighter Appeal Rights With Admitted Impropriety