When Sports Violence Collides With the Criminal Code

An interesting and often controversial topic is the overlap of the criminal law with sports violence.  MMA is not immune from this analysis as there is nothing that keeps the Criminal Code assault provisions from being triggered in appropriate circumstances.  In cases of PED abuse and intentional post bout contact, criminal prosecution is not out … More When Sports Violence Collides With the Criminal Code

What if the Tony Lopez Situation Occurred in Canada?

If you haven’t heard about the controversial recent fight of Tony Lopez you can visit MiddleEasy who report that “Tony Lopez did the most reprehensible thing one could ever do in mixed martial arts. After securing a rear naked choke on his opponent, Lopez held on to the submission as the referee was trying to separate him. … More What if the Tony Lopez Situation Occurred in Canada?