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  • a year ago
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NJSACB counsel Nick Lembo believes referee Kevin Mulhall was well within his rights to wave off this past weekend's UFC 159 fight between Ovince St. Preux and Gian Villante. However, he also believes things could have very easily been handled in a different way. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Counsel for Nick Diaz has responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission’s opposition of its motion for an injunction against the fighter’s temporary suspension. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Counsel for UFC welterweight Nick Diaz responded on Wednesday to the Nevada Athletic Commission’s amended complaint regarding Diaz’s positive test for marijuana metabolites following his Feb. 4 bout at UFC 143. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Several days after the UFC obtained user information from a website offering pirated pay-per-view events, the promotion plans to sue individuals who watched fights for free. "We believe that we've got an obligation to go out there and try to protect the intellectual property and protect both our rights and the rights of our fighter-partners," UFC chief legal counsel Lawrence Epstein told MMAjunkie.com on Wednesday. The impending legal action represents a new tact in the UFC's fight again read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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This is quickly becoming the year of the failed drug test. Cris "Cyborg" Santos tested positive for stanozolol after defeating Hiroko Yamanaka on Dec. 17. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal tested positive for drostanalone after defeating Lorenz Larkin on Jan. 7. Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana after losing a decision to Carlos Condit in a Feb. 4 title fight. This piece focuses on the legal implications of those failed tests. read news >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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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A T-shirt has pitted Stephan Bonnar against fellow UFC fighter Josh Koscheck. The dispute originated from Bonnar's NGAUGE Inc. company, which produces a "Trash Talkin' Kids" line of shirts that includes a Cabbage Patch Kids-inspired "Josh Kosh M'Gosh" version. While now a court matter, MMAjunkie.com legal columnist David Nelmark briefly discusses the situation while giving a crash course in intellectual property and the relevant legal precedents that could apply to the T-shirts. 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 >>

  • 3 years ago
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Zuffa LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company, recently has amped up its legal efforts against Justin.tv. The site has allowed users to stream illegally pirated UFC events to the masses, and thus, bypass the fight promotion's $45 and $55 pay-per-view fees. So how did this fight come about? What's the law? And is there an end game in sight for the UFC? MMAjunkie.com legal columnist David Nelmark tackles the topic and explains how average fans could be affected by the fight. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Fighter contracts are getting lots of attention these days. UFC fighter Roy Nelson is in the news because he settled his contract dispute with Square Ring Promotions. Jonathan Brookins, a fellow winner from "The Ultimate Fighter," is in the news because he has not settled his contract dispute with Bellator Fighting Championships. Although contract laws vary by state and a short column cannot possibly address everything, this piece is designed to provide some context to the fights g read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The announcement about our new "Ask the Cage Counsel" feature elicited a variety of suggested topics. However, MMAjunkie.com readers "hcjarric" and "Caranos_a_babe" specifically asked about Paul Daley's now-infamous post-fight sucker-punch of Josh Koscheck. Although both fighters have moved on from the May 2010 incident, sucker-punches continue to occur from time to time at MMA events around the country. In this debut installment of his column, MMAjunkie.com legal columnist David Nelmark d read news >>


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