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erikmagraken

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UFC KO Rates by Punch Before and After Gloves Were Mandatory

Although the mandatory use of gloves in Mixed Martial Arts was one step which helped bring the sport from its 'human-cockfighting' stigma into greater mainstream acceptance, this requirement likely...

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BC Bans TRT Ahead of UFC 174

The Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner has released their long awaited anti Doping Policy and Therapeutic Use Exemption policy for Performance Enhancing Drugs. You can find a full copy of...

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Insight Into Zuffa's Concussion Lawsuit Defence Strategy

Republished from CombatSportsLaw.com _______________________ Like all major sporting organizations, the UFC is aware of legal threats their business model poses and considers legal strategies in...

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Saskatchewan Legalizes Pro MMA

Republished from CombatSportsLaw.com - http://combatsportslaw.com/2014/03/22/saskatchewan-professional-mma-bill-passes-into-law/ ___________________________________________________________ Less...

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Forget TUE's, Can Belfort Even Be Licensed Under The NSAC Rules?

Vitor Belfort's controversial use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy will be in the spotlight again if his title shot takes place, as rumoured, in Nevada. Belfort has never been granted a...

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Commission Liability And Negligent PED Testing

Appreciating some reliance is placed on Athletic Commissions to weed out cheaters (and leaving aside for the moment the question of promoter and PED user liability), can Commissions be exposed to...

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The Race Is On For an Amateur MMA NSO in Canada

There is a race currently underway between rival organizations to govern amateur MMA in Canada. You can click here for some insight into this. Currently the race looks like a sprint but whether...

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Alberta to Get Province Wide Athletic Commission?

The legality of MMA and Combat Sports varies across Alberta from Municipality to Municipality. Interestingly, this may change as the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is now lobbying the...

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How Much Head Trauma is Too Much in an MMA Career?

C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is a progressive degenerative disease which is linked to combat and other contact sports such as hockey and football. When an athlete experiences too many...

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Informed Consent - What The UFC Can Learn From the NHL Concussion Lawsuit

On the heels of the NFL $765 Million Concussion lawsuit settlement comes a proposed class action filed by 10 former NHL players. This high profile lawsuit seeks damages based on allegations that...

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MMA Scoring Contraversies; Sometimes the Solution is Right Before Your Eyes

Reprinted from my CombatSportsLawBlog ______________ If you spend any time discussing the result of GSP's title defense at UFC 167 there is no shortage of controversy among fans. Some believe...

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Professional Muay Thai and Kickboxing Illegal in Canada?

Republished from the CanadianMMALawBlog _____________________________________________ When it comes to "Professional" combat sports, Section 83 of the Criminal Code makes them all illegal except...

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"Remain Seated and Silent" - No Advice From Seconds for UFC 165?

Yesterday I highlighted the legal black hole which creates the possibility of having no PED tests when the UFC comes to Toronto. Today I highlight another peculiarity of Ontario MMA law, the...

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Why There May Not Be Any Compelled Drug Tests for UFC 165

Republished from the Combat Sports Law Blog ________________________________ On September 21 the UFC will host its third event in Ontario with UFC 165. Although there are occasional drug test...

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Why GSP's Pre Fight Water Spitting Ritual Likely Breaks The Rules

If you've watched GSP's recent fights you'll notice a peculiar pre-fight ritual of his, spitting water on himself. After stepping into the Octagon GSP has a habit of taking a sip of water then...

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MMA and Medical Marijuana - TUE's Are the Key

The use of marijuana in MMA is in the news again now that it is reported that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has raised the testing threshold of marijuana metabolites from 50 ng/mL to 150...

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The Law of Roy Nelson's Beard

Republished from the Combat Sports Law Blog. ___________________________________ MMA Junkie reports that the UFC's Daniel Cormier has voiced the following concerns about Roy Nelson's appearance: ...

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What if the Tony Lopez Situation Occurred in Canada?

Republished from CombatSportsLaw.com _________________________________________ If you haven't heard about the controversial recent fight of Tony Lopez you can visit MiddleEasy who report that "T...

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Canadian "Home Licencing" Requirements and MMA Fighter Mobility Rights

Professional MMA in Canada is only lawful when contests are"held in a province with the permission or under the authority of an athletic board, commission or similar body established by or under...

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British Columbia Legalizes Amateur MMA and other Combat Sports

Reprinted from the Canadian MMA Law Blog - The BC Athletic Commissioner's powers have been expanded to regulate all pro and amateur MMA, kickboxing, pankration and Muay Thai events. In addition...

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How Much Detail Should Athletic Commissions Release to the Public Regarding Fighter Injuries?

Last month I highlighted the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission's practice of releasing minimal information when dealing with fighter injuries. I discussed why this is likely the legally correct...

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Why the Manitoba Commission's Silence is Golden When it Comes to Fighter Injury Details

Republished from the Canadian MMA Law Blog ________________________________________________________ Following UFC 161 the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission released the required information...

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The Law of Unintended Consequences – Amateur MMA Events now Illegal, Being Shut Down in Canada

Reproduced from the Canadian MMA Law Blog ________________________________________ When Bill S-209 first started making headlines last year it was clear that the wording of the legislation would...

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Will 12-6 Elbow Strikes Be Legal at UFC 161?

UFC 161 will be governed by Manitoba’s Boxing Regulation. As it presently reads, this regulation does not blindly adopt the Unified Rules but instead has its own list of fouls. While there is...

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MMA Given Legal Framework in Canada

Cross Posted from The Canadian MMA Law Blog Canadians have embraced Mixed Martial Arts since the Sport’s inception. Despite this MMA has always been illegal in Canada. The long road to...

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Can the UFC Outright Ban TRT?

The Below is cross-posted from the CanadianMMALawBlog. For those of you not up to speed on the topic, the use of TRT is generally prohibited in sanctioned MMA as the use of testosterone...

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Would Pat Healy Still Have His Money if UFC 159 Occurred in British Columbia?

OK, with BC’s new legislative framework in place regulating professional MMA and with Marc Ratner’s confirmation that BC is back on the UFC’s map its time to have some fun with hypotheticals. W...

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BC’s Athletic Commission Coming Into Focus

At the end of the month BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act will be in force. Once in force all “professional” MMA and Boxing Events in BC will be regulated by the provincial commission with...

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