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  • 3 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 >>

  • 2 years 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 >>

  • 17 hours ago
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Although the MMA industry is taking a break for the holiday, it returns with a vengeance in a week, and the crown jewel of the big weekend is UFC 181’s championship doubleheader. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Cage Warriors has made a roster addition with a highly regarded British middleweight. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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With WSOF, Bellator, and the UFC all putting on events last weekend, Cage Warriors 74 might have gotten lost in the shuffle. Phil Mackenzie talks about his experience at the live show Below is a conversation that never happened: Andrew: "Hey Phil, you know what? There is not enough MMA on over the weekend of the 15-16th of November." Phil: "Agreed. We should go watch more MMA." But that's what we do anyway. We go to watch Cage Warriors 74. Copper Box Hackney Wick was a little hamlet which was su read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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A huge day of MMA kicks off this afternoon with Cage Warriors 74, and you can watch a live stream beginning at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT).Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, Videos read news >>

  • a month ago
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I know the temptation here is to rag on Super Fight League for the equipment malfunction (29:00 mark), but it's not as uncommon as it should be. I can remember when James Irvin and Bobby Southworth took a spill in Strikeforce (read about it here) back in 2006. Anyway, the bout between Raven Guice and Jesse Hardenbrook was ruled a no contest when Guice tumbled down the stairs -- Aunt Bunny style -- and landed on the concrete. Ouch! Fortunately, he was not seriously injured and the event continued read news >>

  • a month ago
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When he steps into the cage this Saturday in Nova Scotia, Paddy Holohan will compete outside of Europe for the first time as a pro MMA fighter. Is he nervous? “Nah, I’ve choked a Canadian or two in my day,” Holohan said with a laugh. “I love Canada.” It turns out he’s competed there before in various grappling events. But even if he hadn’t, you get the sense he wouldn’t be all that worried about it. Holohan, one of the UFC’s newest flyweights, seems to have a knack for taking life as it comes. T read news >>

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