Why The UFC May Have Just Shot Themselves in the Foot By Axing Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith is a top ranked MMA fighter.  She was on a two fight win streak wining three of her last four bouts (with the loss at the hands of now featherweight champion Cris Cyborg) when the UFC let her go from the organization. Smith was scheduled to fight on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.  … More Why The UFC May Have Just Shot Themselves in the Foot By Axing Leslie Smith

3 UFC Athletes Handed Reduced Suspensions After Tracing Positive Drug Tests to Tainted Supplements

In a narrative that is becoming all too familiar, three more UFC athletes have successfully traced positive drug tests back to tainted supplements. Today the US Anti Doping Agency announced that Junior dos Santos Almeida and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who each tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide had this finding traced back to contaminated products sold by a … More 3 UFC Athletes Handed Reduced Suspensions After Tracing Positive Drug Tests to Tainted Supplements

The Weird Findings of the Wilder v. Povetkin Doping Lawsuit

They say bad facts make bad cases and reasons for judgement published last week in the Wilder v. World of Boxing LLC case fits this mold. Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin where contracted to compete for the WBC world heavyweight title in Moscow on May 21, 2016.   It was agreed that the WBC’s “rules and … More The Weird Findings of the Wilder v. Povetkin Doping Lawsuit

Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

In a study with concerning implications for anyone exposed to brain trauma, data was recently published in the journal of Neurology finding that people who sustained brain injury, even mild traumatic brain injury, had a 56% higher rate of developing Parkinson Disease. In the study, titled Mild TBI and Risk of Parkinson Disease – A … More Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

Canelo Alvarez and NSAC Agree to 6 Month Suspension for “Tainted Beef” Clenbuterol Finding

Today Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the Nevada State Athletic Commission agreed to a 6 month suspension for the boxer who violated the State’s anti doping standards by ingesting Clenbuterol. Alvarez claimed the positive drug test could be traced back to tainted Mexican beef.  As previously discussed Nevada regulations allow for reduced penalties and even no … More Canelo Alvarez and NSAC Agree to 6 Month Suspension for “Tainted Beef” Clenbuterol Finding

Josh Barnett Latest UFC Fighter To Sue Supplement Company Following Positive Doping Test

A recent trend in Mixed Martial Arts is fighters failing an anti-doping test, being exonerated (or at least minimizing punishment) by tracing the source back to tainted supplements and then suing the supplement manufacturer. Lyman Good filed such a suit in 2017 as did Tim Means.  Earlier this year Yoel Romero also filed such a lawsuit.  … More Josh Barnett Latest UFC Fighter To Sue Supplement Company Following Positive Doping Test

First US State Sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing Event Since 1889 Announced

Update – Michael Mazzulli, the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation and the current President of the Association of Boxing Commissions has shared the following views about Wyoming legalizing Bare Knuckle Boxing “As president of the ABC, I am not personally in favor of Bare Knuckle Boxing, but if it exists, then surely regulation … More First US State Sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing Event Since 1889 Announced

CDC Finds Mileage is the “Greatest Risk Factor” in Developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

There is still much that remains unknown about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy “CTE”, a disease which can take a catastrophic toll on combative sport and contact sport athletes. What researchers do know, however, is that mileage matters and that both repeated concussive and sub-concussive hits can lead to the disease.  How many hits are too many?  … More CDC Finds Mileage is the “Greatest Risk Factor” in Developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Bas Rutten and Chuck Liddell Help Launch Professional Karate Fighting League

Karate Combat, a self described full contact professional karate league, was launched today.  The effort was supported by pioneer mixed martial artists Bas Rutten and Chuck Liddell who are listed as “League Ambassadors”. They released fight footage from its “pre-season” event which took place in Budapest, Hungary. The leagues rules and regulations were also published … More Bas Rutten and Chuck Liddell Help Launch Professional Karate Fighting League

Breaking – Wyoming Legalizes Professional Bare Knuckle Fighting

In what I believe is the first US State Athletic Commission to legalize the sport of bare knuckle boxing, the Wyoming Combat Sports Commission has just published rules for “Professional Bare Knuckle Fighting”. The following press release was published on their site: The rules allow contestants to wear gauze and tape but this is not … More Breaking – Wyoming Legalizes Professional Bare Knuckle Fighting