Study – Least Experienced Suffer The Most Concussions in BJJ

If you ever spent much time in a martial arts school you may have observed that the least experienced students can be the most dangerous, both to themselves and others. A recent study from Brazil seems to substantiate this observation finding that in jiu jitsu the risk of concussion is greatest among the least experienced … More Study – Least Experienced Suffer The Most Concussions in BJJ

Let’s Talk Diaz, Khamzat and the Legal Mess in Nevada

Just now Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for his main event with Nate Diaz by 7.5 pounds. The UFC claims the Nevada Commission is giving him a further hour to make weight. Folks, this is a mess. Let’s drill through some of the issues. A fighter cannot cut more than 2 pounds after missing weight in … More Let’s Talk Diaz, Khamzat and the Legal Mess in Nevada

Congratulations to Olena Kolesnyk on her PFL Run!

My lawfirm, via combatsportslaw, was proud to sponsor badass Ukrainian fighter Olena Kolesnyk during this season’s Professional Fighters League run in the women’s lightweight bracket. Congratulations on a great showing and making it to the semifinals. A great run! And thank you for the social media shoutout. Looking forward to what’s next for you! The … More Congratulations to Olena Kolesnyk on her PFL Run!

Its Official! ABC Creates a “Fighters Committee”

(Fighters, the ABC will be creating their registration system for fighters who wish to participate on the Committee shortly. One easy way to stay informed is via the non profit Fighting Foundation who will update you once the ABC’s registration process is complete) ________________________________________________________ After hundreds of current and retired fighters signed an open letter … More Its Official! ABC Creates a “Fighters Committee”

Fighters Reportedly Receiving $0.00 From New UFC Footwear Sponsorship

This week the UFC issued a press release highlighting a new ‘footwear’ sponsorship between the promoter and an “innovative performance brand created by trailblazing global entertainer and entrepreneur Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson“. The shoe deal will presumably require fighters to wear these shoes/slides during their walk to the cage and perhaps beyond (ie fight week … More Fighters Reportedly Receiving $0.00 From New UFC Footwear Sponsorship

New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing

Adding to this site’s efforts to track the growing legality of Bare Knuckle Boxing, New Mexico has recently approved the sport. Title 15, Chapter 6, Part 19 came into force last year and sets out the framework for legal BKB in the land of enchantment. The full rules read as follows: TITLE 15             GAMBLING AND LIQUOR … More New Mexico Joins Jurisdictions With Legalized Bare Knuckle Boxing

Its High Time For Athletic Commissions to Dig Into MMA Manager Practices

Today retired MMA fighter published quite the tweet. I’ll let it speak for itself. If this was revealed in any major league sport it would be top news on ESPN, Sports Illustrated and probably major outlets outside of sports. But in MMA crickets. Let me break down the legal scandal in plain English. Managers represent … More Its High Time For Athletic Commissions to Dig Into MMA Manager Practices