Let’s Talk New York’s “Low Blow” Rule

Tonight Terence Crawford defeated Amir Khan.  The bout ended after Khan could not continue following a low blow.  The shot was ruled accidental and Crawford was declared the winner via TKO. So can you win a bout after hitting an opponent with a low blow?  The answer, in some jurisdictions, is yes.  New York, where … More Let’s Talk New York’s “Low Blow” Rule

$46,000 Legal Fee Assessment Against Defendants Who Unlawfully Displayed UFC Pay Per View

As previously discussed, UFC owner Zuffa employs an aggressive two pronged legal strategy against commercial establishments that broadcast their Pay Per View programs without purchasing a commercial sub licence to do so.  Such Defendants are sued for cable/satellite theft and additionally the UFC seeks damages under the Copyright Act.  When these suits are successful Defendants … More $46,000 Legal Fee Assessment Against Defendants Who Unlawfully Displayed UFC Pay Per View

Doctor Notes No Supporting Literature That Chokes in MMA Contribute to CTE

Last year a physician published a case study highlighting a mixed martial artist who developed CTE.  The physician suggested that in addition to brain trauma from strikes, frequent chokes in MMA could have played a role in the development of the disease.  More recently Dr. Samuel J. Stellpflug, a practitioner of Emergency Medicine in wrote … More Doctor Notes No Supporting Literature That Chokes in MMA Contribute to CTE

Vernon BC Lifts Professional MMA Ban Clearing Way For Sport’s Return to City

When British Columbia first legalized combat sports earlier this decade the Province allowed individual Cities to opt out of these sports and ban them in their jurisdiction.  Specifically section 59(f)(1) of BC’s Community Charter provided Cities with the power to pass bylaws that “prohibit professional boxing, professional wrestling and other professional athletic contests“ In 2014 the … More Vernon BC Lifts Professional MMA Ban Clearing Way For Sport’s Return to City

$80,000 Judgement for Commercial Piracy of Boxing Pay Per View Bout

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released this week by the US District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of a boxing pay per view program. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Round DHA, LLC) the defendants displayed … More $80,000 Judgement for Commercial Piracy of Boxing Pay Per View Bout

Supplement Manufacturers Charged Criminally For Allegedly Selling Steroids

A pattern all too familiar in the world of anti-doping and combat sports is that of ‘tainted supplements’.  An athlete tests positive for a prohibited substance.  They deny wrongdoing and go through time money and effort to test all supplements they’ve ingested.  A culprit is found with a supplement containing the prohibited substance that is … More Supplement Manufacturers Charged Criminally For Allegedly Selling Steroids

What Exactly is Conor McGregor Being Charged With?

Earlier today it was reported that Conor McGregor was arrested in Florida after allegedly taking and breaking someone’s phone.  So what exactly was McGregor arrested for? In short he is being charged with two crimes.  Robbery and Criminal Mischief.  The incident is detailed as follows in his arrest affidavit – “The Victim and the Defendant … More What Exactly is Conor McGregor Being Charged With?

Clomiphene Showing Similar “Pulsing” Problems As Turinabol

Earlier this week MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi wrote an informative piece discussing the UFC’s Muslim Salikhov.  Salikhov tested positive on several occasions for M3, a long term metabolite of the prohibited substance Turinabol, but escaped punishment. The M3 metabolite’s claim to fame in MMA is its association with Jon Jones.  Jones tested positive for the metabolite … More Clomiphene Showing Similar “Pulsing” Problems As Turinabol

Court Holds Jiu-Jitsu Liability Waiver Does Not Apply To Tournament Injuries

Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, allowing a lawsuit against a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor to proceed for injuries a student sustained in a tournament. In the recent case (Peters v. Soares) the Plaintiff was a student of the defendant’s BJJ academy.  The Plaintiff participated in a tournament … More Court Holds Jiu-Jitsu Liability Waiver Does Not Apply To Tournament Injuries

Court Clears Path to Trial for Medical Malpractice Claim Against Ringside Physician

Reasons for judgement were published this month in New York clearing the path for a medical malpractice claim against a ringside physician to proceed to trial. In 2013 boxer Magomed Abdusalamov lost a unanimous decision to Mike Perez which took place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Abdusalamov suffered a brain bleed in the … More Court Clears Path to Trial for Medical Malpractice Claim Against Ringside Physician