Wisconsin Looks To Regulate Kickboxing in Aftermath of Combatant Death

Update March 10, 2015 – I have obtained a copy of Assembly Bill 2015-76 which is the proposed law seeking to overhaul combat sports regulation in Wisconsin.  A full copy of the bill can be found here – Wisconsin Assembly Bill 2015 76 While the Bill should be applauded for bringing amateur and professional kickboxing into … More Wisconsin Looks To Regulate Kickboxing in Aftermath of Combatant Death

Athletic Commissions Must Not Ignore Profound Brain Trauma

Yesterday I questioned the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services’ decision to uphold a win by Ben Rothwell after he tested positive for elevated TRT.  Dr. Johnny Benjamin was quick to identify a more important issue, the fact that a licence was issued in the first place. Rothwell was granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption … More Athletic Commissions Must Not Ignore Profound Brain Trauma

Is Ben Rothwell’s Elevated TRT Win Really a No Contest?

MMA Junkie broke the news that Ben Rothwell tested positive for elevated testosterone following his victory over Brandon Vera at UFC 164. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, which oversaw the event, provided an Athletic Commission’s equivalent of a slap on the wrist for this violation by issuing Rothwell an ‘administrative warning’. Perhaps more … More Is Ben Rothwell’s Elevated TRT Win Really a No Contest?