UFC Fighter Diego Ferreira Sues Supplement Manufacturer “For Not Less Than $1,000,000” Alleging Fraud

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  along with … More UFC Fighter Diego Ferreira Sues Supplement Manufacturer “For Not Less Than $1,000,000” Alleging Fraud

Mississippi Becomes Second State To Legalize Bare Knuckle Boxing

The Mississippi Athletic Commission is advertising a Bare Knuckle Boxing card they will oversee on August 25, 2018 in Biloxi.  This will be the second State to oversee a regulated Bare Knuckle Boxing card following Wyoming’s lead. Earlier this year Wyoming became a trailblazing jurisdiction allowing a BKB card.  The State oversaw the event through … More Mississippi Becomes Second State To Legalize Bare Knuckle Boxing

Calgary’s Compilation of MMA’s Unified Rules A Great Template For Others

This week’s UFC on Fox event will be held in Calgary.  Alberta is, to my knowledge, the only Canadian or US jurisdiction that regulates combative sports not on a State-wide or Province-wide basis, but rather on a municipal level.  To this end the Calgary Combative Sports Commission will have regulatory oversight for this event. The … More Calgary’s Compilation of MMA’s Unified Rules A Great Template For Others

Defamation Lawsuit Against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Allowed to Continue

Reasons for judgement were published last week by the Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division One, allowing a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr. to continue. In the recent case (Harris v. Mayweather) the Plaintiff was a domestic violence victim.  When asked about the incident while being interviewed by Katie Couric Mayweather responded … More Defamation Lawsuit Against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Allowed to Continue

Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

On October 26, 2017 Anderson Silva provided an out of competition sample to USADA which tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites as well as hydrochlorothiazide.  These substances are banned at all times and come with a default two year period of ineligibility under the UFC/USADA custom tailored anti-doping program.  This was Silva’s second doping infraction and … More Anderson Silva Handed One Year Doping Suspension By USADA

Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, a case study was recently published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documenting negative health and performance consequences from rapid extreme weight cutting. In the Study, titled “Case Study: Extreme Weight Making Causes Relative Energy Deficiency, Dehydration and Acute Kidney Injury in … More Case Study Documents Host Of Health Problems Caused in Weight Cutting MMA Athlete

Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

A study was recently published at BMJ Journals reviewing the injury rates and risk factors for injuries in sanctioned MMA bouts in Calgary, Alberta.  In the study, titled “Risk factors associated with injury and concussion in sanctioned amateur and professional mixed martial arts bouts in Calgary, Alberta” the authors reviewed amateur and professional MMA records … More Study – Concussion Most Common Injury Type in Reviewed MMA Bouts

$20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, D. Oregon, Eugene Division, assessing damages of $20,000 for the commercial piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Chavez) the Defendant displayed the pay per view boxing … More $20,000 in Damages Ordered for Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez

Study – Doping MMA Athletes Measured With Improved Physical Variables Compared to Non-Dopers

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, research was recently published finding that MMA athletes who were found doping in competition had improved measurable physical variables in their bouts compared to their non-doping peers. In the study, titled “Exploratory study on illegal pharmacologic agents in mixed martial arts performance” the authors identified bouts … More Study – Doping MMA Athletes Measured With Improved Physical Variables Compared to Non-Dopers

Study – Rapid Weight Loss Practices in MMA Associated With Negative Mood and Cognitive Symptoms Before and After Competition

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, findings were recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research noting that MMA athlete that resort to rapid extreme weight loss techniques reported an increase in a host of negative cognitive findings both before and after competition compared to their peers who did not … More Study – Rapid Weight Loss Practices in MMA Associated With Negative Mood and Cognitive Symptoms Before and After Competition