After years of turning a blind eye to illegal kickboxing and occasionally shutting down events when enough complaints were launched, the Province of Quebec has become the latest to exercise their powers under section 83 of the Criminal Code to designate which amateur combat sports are legal. On April 18, 2018 the Government passed a … More Quebec Legalizes Amateur Kickboxing
The UFC’s jurisdiction hopping business model exposes the promotion to a host of different regulatory requirements. The peculiarities in different jurisdictions create a variety of legal issues stakeholders must grapple with, for example the requirement to pay a headliner at least 10% of event receipts in Nova Scotia or Quebec’s bizzare rules of ‘mixed boxing’ … More Do UFC Contracts Comply With Quebec’s Legal Requirements?
As recently discussed, the Province of Quebec has not legalized professional MMA under the Unified Rules but instead adopted a peculiar cousin of the sport known as “Mixed Boxing“. Perhaps more interestingly, as John McCarthy confirms, Quebec’s Athletic Commission instructs its officials to ignore their own rules when the UFC comes to town. … More The Dozens of Ignored Rule Violations at TUF Nations Finale
___________________________________________________________ The TUF Nations Finale on April 16, 2014 will legally be governed by Quebec’s Regulation Regarding Combat Sports . These regulations don’t actually approve MMA under the unified rules, instead the Province has legalized a unique sport known as “mixed boxing”. As previously highlighted, these call for some significant variations from the … More Quebec Prompts Officials To Ignore Their Laws When the UFC Comes to Town
With the UFC coming to Quebec City for the TUF Nations Finale on April 16, 2014, I contacted the Quebec Athletic Commission (The Regie des alcools, des courses at des jeux) to determine if they have followed Nevada’s lead by banning TRT TUE’s or if these are still available in Quebec. Section 71.1 of Quebec’s … More Quebec Athletic Commission Gives Perplexing Answer Regarding TRT TUE’s
In my ongoing efforts canvassing some of the legal oddities across Canada with respect to MMA regulation today I turn my attention to Quebec. Quebec has a long history of hosting combat sports events but a peek into their legal framework reveals that the sport of MMA is not actually legal but instead the sport … More The Laws of “Mixed Boxing” AKA Professional Mixed Martial Arts in Quebec