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2/26/09 1:14 PM
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Battery needs intent, contact, harm and damages. "Damages" - easy as can include monetary; "Harm" - unlawful and unpermitted contact in a harmful or offensive manner. hmmm. "contact" - must be non-consensual, well you get the idea. Any experts want to weigh in ?
2/26/09 4:18 PM
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Consent - case closed
2/26/09 4:33 PM
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he certainly did not consent to contact with a weapon for example, in the same way, he did not consent to contact with a vaselined GSP
2/26/09 5:07 PM
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Still not a battery.
2/26/09 8:50 PM
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Assumption of the risk. Includes cheating because cheating is a known risk in sports.

You could maybe make a case for a cheap shot in another sport, or even for an intentional illegal blow in this one, but there is nothing here.
2/27/09 11:45 AM
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Thank you Fake Pie.
2/27/09 12:09 PM
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Thank you Fake Pie
2/27/09 8:29 PM
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That's what I remember from torts anyhow.
2/28/09 3:03 PM
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3/13/09 5:16 PM
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He filed an administrative complaint with the state commission, not a civil suit, as far as I know. As Fake Pie stated, however, if he were to attempt a civil suit, the only thing he could claim is that he lost the fight because GSP was greased. Damages are purely speculative beyond any difference between the winning purse and losing purse, assuming there was a difference even (I don't know). He's probably under contract, so he couldnt' even argue that a win would have guaranteed him more money for his next fight. There was no contact which goes beyond was he reasonably assumed he was consenting to by engaging in a mma event, so he could not claim a battery. Further, it would seem to me that one of the things you are presumably anticipating in such an event is that your opponenet might over use vaseline. No case.

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