Update June 18, 2017 – It is reported that Tim Hague has, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. __________________________________________ Tragedy has struck the world of combat sports with UFC vet and former King of the Cage Canada heavyweight MMA champion Tim Hague fighting for his life following a boxing bout. Hague was knocked out by Adam … More Under the Legal Microscope – Questions Following the Tim Hague Tragedy
Following a first round disqualification loss due to an intentional head butt at World Series of Fighting 18, Cody McKenzie was handed a 3 month licence suspension by the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission. McKenzie appealed the decision and his appeal was dismissed this week with the Hearing Panel holding as follows: “In his February 26, … More Cody McKenzie 3 Month Head Butt Suspension Upheld on Appeal
Update October 12, 2014 – the ECSC has released their official Bout Results and these include an Indefinite Suspension for Ford noting a “fractured right forearm“. Update November 5, 2014 – It is reported that the ECSC has suspended Ford for 6 months due to the below conduct. __________________________________________ Following the World Series of Fighting’s … More What Fallout Will Come From Ryan Ford’s Pre-Bout Broken Arm?
Last week, while browsing TopMMANews, I read that the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission announced an “MMA Fighter of the Year” for 2013. I noticed this was written in the April Fool’s day edition of the Rumour Mill so I chalked it up to a gag. Curiosity got the best of me, however, and I … More An Appearance of Bias by the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission?
Last month I highlighted the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission’s practice of releasing minimal information when dealing with fighter injuries. I discussed why this is likely the legally correct thing to do not to mention a practice that is in the fighter’s best interests. Moving a few Provinces west, today I look at the Edmonton Combative Sports … More Does The Edmonton Commission Release Too Much Information Regarding Fighter Injuries?