Fixing “Oppressive” MMA Fighter Contracts

Today Paul Gift at BloodyElbow.com wrote an involved piece analyzing the restrictive terms contained in Zuffa and Bellator fighter contracts.  The article should be read in full for anyone interested in the business of MMA. Paul concludes that if these practices are widespread and the industry norm the current anti-trust lawsuits against Zuffa are facing … More Fixing “Oppressive” MMA Fighter Contracts

Jon Fitch Doping Scandal – The Difference is the Timeline

Following the UFC 183 Doping scandal critical questions were asked of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  In short, they chose not to ask for the pre-bout drug samples of Anderson Silva to be subject to expedited testing.  This resulted in the sample results not being revealed until after the bout.  Anderson Silva reportedly was using … More Jon Fitch Doping Scandal – The Difference is the Timeline

Andy Foster – Rapid Extreme Weight Loss Reform Coming to California

Andy Foster, the current Executive Director at the California State Athletic Commission, recently interviewed with Joe Ferraro where Foster revealed that he is spearheading regulatory change to bring reform to the dangerous Rapid Extreme Weight Loss practices prevalent in MMA and Boxing.  You can listen to the full interview here starting at the 13 minute … More Andy Foster – Rapid Extreme Weight Loss Reform Coming to California

California To Adopt WADA Standards for Testosterone Replacement Therapy

In a long overdue move, the California State Athletic Commission has announced that they will adopt WADA Standards when asked to grant a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.  As previously discussed, this is a more sensible move than Nevada’s total ban given the legal need of athletic commissions to be alive to discrimination … More California To Adopt WADA Standards for Testosterone Replacement Therapy