$9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Connecticut, assessing damages of $9,350 for the commercial piracy of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao boxing bout. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Pistol Pete’s Bar and Grill) the Defendants displayed the bout without paying the commercial sub licencing … More $9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Thoughts on Yoel Romero’s Threatened Weight Cut Lawsuit Against Illinois

Yoel Romero failed to make weight for UFC 225.  He weighed in heavy.  He was then given up to two hours to cut weight but regulators cut this window short.  He weighed in a second time and was a fraction of a pound over his contracted weight for his UFC middleweight title bout. Today Romero’s … More Thoughts on Yoel Romero’s Threatened Weight Cut Lawsuit Against Illinois

Will Illinois Enforce Their Title Bout Weigh In Rules for UFC 225?

Update June 9, 2018 – Illinois has yet to reply as to whether they are following this rule but it is worth noting they, like many jurisdictions have a “we can vary our own rules” rule with section 1370.24 allowing a rule variance in the discretion of the commission if the following three criteria can … More Will Illinois Enforce Their Title Bout Weigh In Rules for UFC 225?

Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, E.D. New York, awarding damages of $6,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 163. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Maupin) the Defendants displayed UFC 163 in a commercial establishment … More Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

“My Teammate Injected a Mexican Supplement in My Ass and I did not Read the Label” Is Not a Good Anti Doping Defence

This week a tribunal released a written decision upholding a UK Anti Doping 2 year ban handed to boxer Eric Molina who tested positive for Dexamethasone after his December 10, 2016 bout against Anthony Joshua. Dexmethasone is a ‘specified substance‘ and is only banned in competition under the UK Anti Doping rules.  It brings a … More “My Teammate Injected a Mexican Supplement in My Ass and I did not Read the Label” Is Not a Good Anti Doping Defence

Fighter Loses Appeal From MMA Decision Loss After Shortened Bout

Last month Serena DeJesus made headlines becoming the first female MMA fighter with autism to compete in the sport as a professional.  She won a unanimous decision victory against Kelly Clayton. 17 days after the event Clayton appealed her loss arguing the referee erroneously failed to stop the clock after an accidental eye poke.  This … More Fighter Loses Appeal From MMA Decision Loss After Shortened Bout

Pennsylvania Introduces Trial Weight Cut Reform Program Based on Fighter Body Composition

Mixed Martial Arts has a problem with rapid extreme weight cutting.  The tactic has led to death, permanent injury and an ever growing list of health consequences for fighters who resort to extreme practices to end up competing against opponents who are ultimately somewhat similar in size. Pennsylvania is the latest jurisdiction to attempt to … More Pennsylvania Introduces Trial Weight Cut Reform Program Based on Fighter Body Composition

What Ray Borg’s Legal Team Can Learn From Ronda Rousey’s Contract Arbitration Ruling

This week it is reported that UFC Fighter Ray Borg is facing a lawsuit for allegations that he breached a contract with his former management team Wild Bunch Management, LLC. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco obtained a copy of the pleadings which can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that Borg entered into a Fighter Management Agreement … More What Ray Borg’s Legal Team Can Learn From Ronda Rousey’s Contract Arbitration Ruling

Leslie Smith Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the UFC

As discussed last month, the UFC’s decision accelerate and end their contractual relationship with Leslie Smith has opened a can of worms. Smith is the interim president of Project Spearhead and was the most vocal active roster UFC fighter advocating for fighter organization at the time the promotion chose to part ways with her. Smith … More Leslie Smith Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the UFC

$18,000 in Damages Ordered For Piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley

In the latest piracy prosecution for a combat sports Pay Per View event, reasons for judgement were released last week ordering $18,000 in damages for the piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley. In the recent case (J&J Sports Productions , Inc. v. Catsup Burger Bar) the Defendants displayed the PPV bout without paying the commercial sub-licensing … More $18,000 in Damages Ordered For Piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley