Tim Hague Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Edmonton Combative Sports Commission

Tim Hague, a former UFC fighter, died from brain trauma after a boxing bout on June 16, 2017 in Edmonton Alberta.  He was clearly outmatched being knocked down 3 times in the first round with an arguable 4th knockdown that the referee deemed a slip. In the second round Hague was dropped for a fourth … More Tim Hague Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Edmonton Combative Sports Commission

Yoel Romero Reportedly Awarded $27.45 million in Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Update May 29, 2019 – ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reports that this judgement was indeed a default judgement.  This means the supplement manufacturer never bothered responding to the lawsuit allowing the court to find them at fault by default and also that the damages being requested were not opposed by anyone.  When a Defendant fails to … More Yoel Romero Reportedly Awarded $27.45 million in Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Ostarine, Contamination and a Question For USADA

Today USADA announced a 180 degree turn on a doping suspension they handed out in 2017. Amanda Ribas tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 7, 2017.  USADA handed her a 2 year suspension.  Ribas “accepted” this sanction.  As the suspension neared completion USADA announced that ‘time served is punishment … More Ostarine, Contamination and a Question For USADA

ONE Championship Announces Controversial “Agent Certification Program”

The Asian combat sports promotion One Championship has just released details of a controversial agent licencing program.  In a tweet last night Ariel Helwani published the following details apparently coming from a One Championship press release: …ONE Championship has increased requirements and standards for the ONE Agent Certification Program.  The ONE Agent Certification was originally … More ONE Championship Announces Controversial “Agent Certification Program”

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