Search Results For "Regulation"

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Health care provision could derail MMA in Conn.
Health care provision could derail MMA in Conn.
All states that regulate MMA events require insurance, but none requires promoters to cover fighters' health care costs, said UFC spokesman Steven Greenberg.
06/08/2013
MMA now legal in all Canadian provinces & Connecticut
MMA now legal in all Canadian provinces & Connecticut
"Connecticut becomes the 49th State to legalize MMA," tweeted Marc Ratner. "Also today MMA is now legal throughout all Provinces in Canada great day for MMA."
06/06/2013
Advocates in NY detail the feminist case for MMA
Advocates in NY detail the feminist case for MMA
“Making MMA out to be negative for women is nothing more than a farce. As an athlete and as a mother I know that MMA training is good for my health."
06/03/2013
UFC raises threshold for marijuana, NSAC panel may follow
UFC raises threshold for marijuana, NSAC panel may follow
"When we self-regulate around the world, we are going to go the WADA standard of 150," Marc Ratner said. "So we're starting that immediately."
05/31/2013
NY pol sex scandal keeping MMA out of NY State?
NY pol sex scandal keeping MMA out of NY State?
Reports say Sheldon Silver may not pass the MMA bill because of fallout from his mishandling of the sexual harassment scandal around fellow Dem Vito Lopez.
05/28/2013
Cage Side Medicine with Dr. Jon Lucas, MD
Cage Side Medicine with Dr. Jon Lucas, MD
This is the first UG Guest Blog from Dr. Jon Lucas, MD, from Greenville, SC. Dr. Lucas conveys what a fight doc does on fight day.
05/24/2013
ABC to consider new WADA marijuana standards
ABC to consider new WADA marijuana standards
The ABC’s medical committee will convene for a teleconference on May 28, to discuss, among other topics, WADA’s new stance on cannabis.
05/21/2013
FILA steps away from MMA, IMMAF ready
FILA steps away from MMA, IMMAF ready
FILA recently announced it has removed its claim to be the governing body for MMA on a worldwide level, opening the door for the IMMAF.
05/20/2013
WADA eases marijuana restrictions for athletes
WADA eases marijuana restrictions for athletes
“We wanted to focus on the athletes that abuse the substance in competition,” said Julie Masse. “This should exclude cases where marijuana is not used in competition.”
05/17/2013
Dana White pointedly disagreed with NSAC marijuana policy in Feb
Dana White pointedly disagreed with NSAC marijuana policy in Feb
"Chavez Jr was fined 900k by the NSAC for testing pos for marijuana!!" tweeted an irate UFC president Dana White back in Feb. "The NSAC has officially lost its mind!"
05/15/2013
BC AC to debut May 30
BC AC to debut May 30
It appears the British Columbia Athletic Commission is starting to take shape and will be open for business as of May 30, 2013, reports MMASucka.
05/13/2013
MD: 'Sense of urgency' over brain trauma in MMA
MD: 'Sense of urgency' over brain trauma in MMA
Scott Harris from Bleacher Report has put together the most comprehensive article to date on head trauma in boxing and mixed martial arts.
05/09/2013
Call for weight cutting to be regulated
Call for weight cutting to be regulated
The Mixed Martial Arts community should not wait for a tragedy to occur, as happened in the 1990's with NCAA wrestling, before addressing the issue of weight cutting.
05/08/2013
MMA bill sails through Conn. House
MMA bill sails through Conn. House
HB-5277 passed by a 117-26 vote. It now moves on to the state senate, where if brought for a vote would then put the sport on the cusp of legalization in the state.
05/08/2013
UFC takes the fight to Capitol Hill
UFC takes the fight to Capitol Hill
The UFC last year spent $620,000 lobbying on a variety of issues affecting its business, making it the No. 3 spender among sports leagues and recreational entities.
05/02/2013
White: Biggest FU to NY politicians is not coming to NY
White: Biggest FU to NY politicians is not coming to NY
"The biggest way you say f@$% you to the politicians in New York is you don’t have a show in New York," said UFC president Dana White.
05/01/2013
UFC to propose rules clarifications at ABC convention
UFC to propose rules clarifications at ABC convention
"We look at all these things - we try to learn from experience and make the sport better," explains UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner.
04/30/2013
NY bill would mandate MMA fighter health fund
NY bill would mandate MMA fighter health fund
NY state Sen. Brad Hoylman, plans to introduce legislation by the end of the month that would create a mandatory health care fund for fighters.
04/26/2013
Gil Melendez: We need judges who train
Gil Melendez: We need judges who train
"Some judges just don't know what's going on. I wish they'd get on the mat and train and really feel what it's like and do some boxing or some Muay Thai."
04/24/2013
Report: NY MMA legalization delayed to extract $$$ from UFC
Report: NY MMA legalization delayed to extract $$$ from UFC
"Everyone knows these guys have a lot of money," an insider reportedly said. "This is about getting more money from UFC before the law is overturned."
04/24/2013
Nate Diaz calls for more weight classes 'ASAP'
Nate Diaz calls for more weight classes 'ASAP'
"@ufc more weight classes ASAP??," tweeted Nate Diaz. '163,178,193 More super fights more champion vs champion, closer to weight better fights more potential"
04/23/2013
Swedish AC stands behind decision to bar Gustafsson from fighting
Swedish AC stands behind decision to bar Gustafsson from fighting
"It would be a severe breach of medical ethics as well as in this respect also against the law, to allow Alexander Gustafsson to fight once the SMMAF was informed."
04/12/2013
UFC addresses the death of Michigan fighter
UFC addresses the death of Michigan fighter
"We don't know is whether or not there were any pre-existing medical conditions that Pablo was suffering from... in a regulated environment, we would have known."
04/11/2013
MMA bill passes Michigan house, following death in cage
MMA bill passes Michigan house, following death in cage
On Saturday, Felix Elochukwu Nchikwo died following his participation in an unregulated MMA bout in Michigan; the state finally appears to be taking the matter seriously.
04/11/2013
CSAC gets new life under Andy Foster
CSAC gets new life under Andy Foster
Under the direction of new Executive Director Andy Foster, the California State Athletic Commission has support from a key law maker, and new life.
04/11/2013