MENU
#Julian Lane #Ramsey Nijem #Conor McGregor #Duane Ludwig #Justin Buchholz #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Jewels #Hayder Hassan #Dhiego Lima #Bellator 179 #Rory MacDonald #Jon Jones #TJ Dillashaw #UFC 202


Kim Couture

Kim Couture (Photo courtesy of CombatCaptured.com)

The Calgary Combative Sports Commission on Thursday issued a statement regarding the sanctioning situation swirling around Kim Couture following her July 8 fight at AX Combat 1 in Calgary.

Couture was allowed to fight while she was under suspension by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for a Ring of Combat bout last October. The medical suspension was still in effect because the NJSACB had not yet received the necessary medical documentation, believed to be a CT scan, to release her from the suspension.

“The Calgary Combative Sports Commission would advise that Ms. Couture complied with all the medical and licensing requirements as set forth in Bylaw 53M2006 of the City of Calgary to compete in the Friday, July 8 combative sports event held at the Telus Convention Centre,” read Thursday’s statement explaining the current status of the situation. “She provided all the medical documentation required by the Commission including clearance from her doctor to fight.

“That being said, there is another matter to be addressed. While we are not bound by law, it is protocol to honor suspensions issued by Commissions from other jurisdictions. This is something Calgary supports and makes every effort to adhere to. Substantial effort was made by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board to assist the Calgary Combative Sports Commission in an attempt to clear up the outstanding requirements of the suspension issued in October of 2010 to Ms. Couture. We fully appreciate the extra effort put forth by members of the New Jersey Control Board to assist us in attempting to resolve this matter.

“Following the above noted efforts, a misunderstanding between the Calgary Combative Sports Commission and Ms. Couture’s arose when she believed the matter had ultimately been resolved.

“That turned out not to be the case, the paperwork provided by Ms. Couture’s doctor’s office did not meet with the very specific requirements stipulated by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board to allow their suspension to be lifted. Ms Couture is in the process of resolving those outstanding issues.”

Nick Lembo, counsel for the NJSACB, informed MMAWeekly.com that once they have the proper CT scan, it will be verified and filed by the commission’s medical clerk. After verification, it will be sent for review and approval from the physician that initiated the suspension. If the physician approves clearance, the medical suspension will then be lifted.

Lembo did advise, however, that, “Kim will likely face a disciplinary suspension after clearing her medical suspension for fighting under suspension.”

The Calgary commission will then have to decide if they will take any further action against Couture.

In a separate matter, the Calgary commission is also reviewing the end of Couture’s fight, where many people that saw the finish believe that the referee was slow in recognizing that Couture was unconscious and slow in stopping the fight.

(MMAWeekly.com‘s Damon Martin contributed to this report.)

Ken Pishna is the managing editor of MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken a question or comment.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kelvin Gastelum's win over Vitor Belfort overturned, 90-day suspension issued

  • 17 days ago
  • 141 views

Kelvin Gastelum defeated Vitor Belfort, even if the record books will no longer officially say so.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Addresses Cris Cyborg Battery Incident | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 60 views

UFC president Dana White on Tuesday addressed the Cris Cyborg battery incident, making the company's first comment on the situation since it occurred. read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum Responds After UFC Suspension, Vitor Belfort Win Overturned

  • 17 days ago
  • 60 views

UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has vowed never to fight in Brazil again in response to a 90-day ban handed out by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court after a positive drugs test for marijuana. Gastelum did acce read news >>

Anderson Silva goes off on 'bull(expletive)' UFC situation, 'The Almighty' Dana White in tirade

  • 14 days ago
  • 6 views

After declaring himself out of UFC 212, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva took to Instagram live to rant about “Almighty” UFC President Dana White and the “lockout” on the 185-pound divisio read news >>

UFC Statement on Anderson Silva / UFC 212

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

Following the April 6 removal of Kelvin Gastelum from his UFC 212 bout against Anderson Silva, UFC officials attempted to find a replacement to meet Silva on June 3. However an opponent was not read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum gets 3-month USADA suspension for marijuana after completion of program

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

Kelvin Gastelum was not expected to face additional punishment from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency following a positive test for marijuana. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White addresses McGregor-Mayweather from Dallas

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 views

The long-discussed, crossover boxing fight between UFC two division champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather appears ready to progress to the next stage in the coming days. read news >>

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 Medical Suspensions | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 31 views

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued the UFC 211 medical suspensions on Monday. read news >>

Lima found the fun in fighting again

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 views

Attempting to get back in the UFC is a pressure-filled situation. Dhiego Lima has found his chance through The Ultimate Fighter and the fun is back for him once again. read news >>

CSAC denies Josh Thomson appeal to overturn Bellator 172 knockout loss to Patricky Freire

  • 8 days ago
  • 9 views

The California State Athletic Commission quickly denied Josh Thomson’s appeal to overturn a knockout loss to Patricky Freire at Bellator 172.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>