Are Mark Hunt’s Health Admissions a Career Killer?

This week the oldest fighter on the UFC’s roster made some candid yet troubling admissions. In an article published at the Players Voice, Hunt reveals that he is struggling with cognitive impairment with the heavyweight noting “Sometimes I don’t sleep well. You can hear me starting to stutter and slur my words. My memory is … More Are Mark Hunt’s Health Admissions a Career Killer?

New York Settles Negligence Lawsuit With Brain Injured Boxer for Record $22 Million

Following an unfortunate and avoidable case of regulatory negligence, boxer Magomed Abdusalamov suffered permanent impairment following brain trauma sustained in a 2013 bout. The New York State Athletic Commission, the regulator in charge, provided inadequate post bout care likely causing/compounding the fighter’s injuries which included permanent partial paralysis. A lawsuit was launched and it is … More New York Settles Negligence Lawsuit With Brain Injured Boxer for Record $22 Million

Martial Arts Gyms Targeted for Licence Fees for Music Played During Classes

Re:Sound, a not-for-profit collective society authorized under the Canadian Copyright Act to “administer the performance rights of performers and record labels in sound recordings“, is targeting martial arts gyms for payment of tariffs. In short, Canada’s Copyright Board sets royalties which can be collected for “published sound recordings embodying musical works and performers’ performances of such works” … More Martial Arts Gyms Targeted for Licence Fees for Music Played During Classes

Edmonton Licences Medically Suspended MMA Fighter For Boxing Bout

Update August 30, 2017 – Today I spoke with Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports President Mike Mazzulli who advised as follows “It is the expectation of the ABC that all member commissions will ensure that combatants are not under medical suspension in any official ABC database prior to licencing them to compete“. Mazzulli … More Edmonton Licences Medically Suspended MMA Fighter For Boxing Bout

Floyd Mayweather Questionnaire Reveals Kenalog Injections Prior to McGregor Bout

A Nevada Athletic Commission pre-fight medical questionnaire signed by Floyd Mayweather reveals the boxer had Kenalog injections in his hands at 5 am the day before his bout with Conor McGregor. According to Drugs.com Kenalog is classified as a Glucocorticoid which are banned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in-competition. So is this a doping violation? … More Floyd Mayweather Questionnaire Reveals Kenalog Injections Prior to McGregor Bout

Edmonton Responds to Tim Hague Boxing Death… By Hiring Accounting Firm

In a headline I wish I was making up the City of Edmonton has announced the long awaited body who will be handling the investigation into Tim Hague’s boxing death. Hague, a former UFC fighter, died from brain trauma after a boxing bout on June 16, 2017.  He was clearly outmatched being knocked down 3 … More Edmonton Responds to Tim Hague Boxing Death… By Hiring Accounting Firm

UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing UFC PPV piracy assessments, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania, assessing damages of $4,500 for the commercial piracy of UFC 196. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. Michelina Enterprises, Inc) the Defendant displayed UFC 196 without paying the … More UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Why a Successful Fighter Doping Lawsuit is Not Just a Pipe Dream

Earlier this week I discussed the potential consequences Jon Jones may face following a reported positive doping test.  One consequence which garnered the most attention was a potential lawsuit by his opponent.  This topic deserves a stand alone post. To my knowledge no fighter has yet been successfully sued for being injured as a result … More Why a Successful Fighter Doping Lawsuit is Not Just a Pipe Dream

$30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court D. South Carolina, Spartanburg Division assessing damages of $30,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 207. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Waymore’s Bar and Grill) the Defendant displayed UFC 207 in their establishment without paying the commercial sub-licensing fees to … More $30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

The Potential Wide Ranging Legal Fallout After Jon Jones’ UFC 214 Failed Drug Test

TMZ reports that Jon Jones tested positive for the steroid turinabol during an in-competition drug test at UFC 214. While Jones is entitled to due process before facing any sanctions, if the report is accurate and no mitigating factors exist he is facing a wide range of steep consequences for this doping violation. First, under s. … More The Potential Wide Ranging Legal Fallout After Jon Jones’ UFC 214 Failed Drug Test