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Archive for September, 2015

The freedom to contract means the freedom to indemnify UFC from responsibility

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

UFC loves business contracts with waivers or clauses that ask for fighters to not sue them over disputes. They’ve taken it a step too far regarding their new USADA drug testing program.

A bowling shoe ugly UFC slobberknocker in Saitama

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson had a gritty, gutty, bowling shoe ugly five-round slobberknocker to cap off what was a wonderfully whimsical UFC event at Saitama Super Arena.

Blood oath: Josh Gross’ Deadspin article alleges UFC cover-up of a Vitor Belfort drug test

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Remember the pre-USADA days when UFC managed their own Therapeutic Use Exemptions for testosterone? Josh Gross at Deadspin claims that UFC “covered up” a Vitor Belfort blood test shower higher-than-usual testosterone levels.

Nevada issues Nick Diaz a de facto lifetime ban over marijuana usage

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Nevada has effectively terminated the career of Nick Diaz over marijuana.

USADA’s no-good, very-bad week is now dragging Floyd Mayweather & UFC into the mud

Friday, September 11th, 2015

UFC’s new drug testing partner, USADA, is in hot water with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for allegedly giving TUEs to Floyd Mayweather (IV) & Frank Mir (Adderall).

The wrong weight, the wrong attitude, the wrong time for Demetrious Johnson in the UFC

Monday, September 7th, 2015

In another time and in another country, Demetrious Johnson would be valued as a star. In the UFC environment, the fans have rejected him as a human bathroom break.

Nevermind: California re-asserts lifetime ban for Javier Capetillo after licensing snafu

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Javier Capetillo was, in essence, banned for life after losing his California license in January of 2009. Six years later, he got a new license but remains sidelined after the Athletic Commission did a u-turn.