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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 >>

  • 15 days ago
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Don't expect Gina Carano to be back in the cage any time soon. The former women's MMA star said last year that she was considering a return. But that might be a hard thing to pull off now given her jam-packed movie schedule. Carano landed a role opposite Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool," The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday. The movie is based on the Marvel comic book and is being distributed by 20th Century Fox. Before she begins filming that, Carano will appear opposite Bruce Willis in another ac read news >>

  • a month ago
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Tennessee's biggest fight this year won't be in a cage or ring. It'll be in the political arena. Tennessee Athletic Commission executive director Jeff Mullen confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Monday that the commission will be disbanded by July 1. New legislation needs to be introduced by next month to save the commission -- and MMA, boxing and kickboxing in the state. If not, all those combat sports will be illegal and unregulated in Tennessee. "If nothing is done, if new legislation isn't pass read news >>

  • a month ago
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Heavyweight fighter Kevin Ferguson – better known as “Kimbo Slice” to many veteran fight fans – is slated for a return to the cage, this time with Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>

  • a month ago
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With Jade Bryce no longer circling the Bellator MMA cage, the organization recently announced her replacement.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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See how UFC fighters and other personalities from the industry celebrated Christmas and the holidays.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Eduardo Dantas will return to the Bellator MMA cage against Mike Richman at Bellator 134. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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We're not sure why this guy attempted a punch off the cage when he clearly needs to work more on his fundamentals. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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During his appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday, Bellator president Scott Coker broke a couple of upcoming fights. Coker announced to host Ariel Helwani that former collegiate wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins (8-1) will face Russian featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan (23-4-1) on January 16. That fight will go down as the co-main event for Bellator 132, which takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calfornia. Bellator 132 will be headlined by Patricio Pitbull and Daniel Strauss, read news >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

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