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  • 2 years ago
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Free speech isn't always free, especially in the MMA industry. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution - which provides that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" - only goes so far. As MMAjunkie.com legal consultant and columnist David Nelmark explains, free-speech rights aren't universal, and in the MMA industry, everyone from promoters to commission officials to the courts to website operators can have that ultimate say. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Jon Fitch returns to the cage at Saturday's UFC 153 event, and from a financial standpoint, it can't some soon enough. Slowed by injuries, he's competed just twice in the past 20 months, and he didn't get his win bonus in either. But he's not just losing money there. As MMA's TV ratings decline, attendance and gate figures slide, and major events get canceled, Fitch said it's becoming harder for fighters to make money outside the cage. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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MMA referees have come under scrutiny in 2011 for a series of stoppages that were perceived to be late, most notably Sheila Bird's scissor choke that left Kim Couture unconscious this past month. This has prompted readers to ask what recourse a fighter has against a referee who fails to do his or her job properly. The claim most likely to be brought against a referee would be for negligence, which is the legal term indicating that someone did something he was not supposed to do, or did n read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The biggest event in North American MMA history takes place Saturday with more than 55,000 people expected to fill Toronto's Rogers Centre for UFC 129. The event proved a lightning-quick sellout, though many people purchased the tickets simply for the opportunity to scalp them. However, David Nelmark, MMAjunkie.com's legal consultant and consultant, warns that ticket reselling can result in criminal penalties. In fact, in the province of Ontario, simply attempting to scalp a ticket cou read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The MMA world is still abuzz about the UFC's parent company, Zuffa LLC, acquisition of Strikeforce. Although the purchase has far-reaching implications for both fighters and fans, the legal ramifications are not as significant as one might think. In our latst Ask the Cage Counsel installment, legal columnist David Nelmark dives into some of the particulars, including whether this constitutes an MMA monopoly and whether a fighters union is a possibility. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Read about Bethe Correia’s quest to keep knocking off Ronda Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” and much more in the latest edition of our Women’s MMA Report.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Dave Hill was a creative person, someone who was attending a university to study graphic design. But he was also an athlete, as he had played rugby and soccer with success growing up the son of two educators.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>

  • a month ago
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A lot’s happened in MMA since Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy last strapped on four-ounce gloves.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • a month ago
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Following the decision to move a planned Cage Warriors event from Sweden to Jordan, the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF) is rebuilding it's bout approval process. Turns out nobody is happy with the recent Cage Warriors fiasco, in which a planned event had to be moved from Stockholm, Sweden to Amman, Jordan because the SMMAF was unable to approve the planned bouts on the card. Four of the five planned main event fights did not meet SMMAF approval to be contested under the unified rules of MMA, desp read news >>

  • a month ago
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In a bizzare twist of MMA regulatory news, Cage Warriors has moved a recent event targeted for Sweden to Jordan, after the Swedish MMA Federation refused to approve most of the bouts on their card. If you haven't been following international fight news closely over the past week, big things have been brewing across the pond. Namely an August 23 Cage Warriors (CWFC) card, planned for Stockholm, Sweden has had to be relocated to Amman, Jordan after problematic interactions between the promotion an read news >>

  • a month ago
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After over a decade of hosting shows using a ring, the Philippines' URCC has decided to make the switch to the cage. Thursday night in Manila, a 'new look' Universal Reality Combat Championship re-launched to unveil the switch in fighting surfaces. Three professional bouts were showcased at Republiq as a 'teaser' for future events from the longest running promotion in South East Asia. The promotion has constantly produced Asian stars such as Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly, along with UFC fighter read news >>

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