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Q&A: UFC ownership’s class action settlement explained and what’s next?

March 20, 2024 — On Wednesday, TKO Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, agreed to a settlement on two ongoing class action lawsuits for a combined total of $335 million USD.

CTV News

Mom says novice martial arts bout in B.C. put son in vegetative state, sues organizer

March 1, 2024 — The mother of a University of British Columbia doctoral student is suing organizers of a martial arts tournament where she says he was “battered” by an opponent before falling into a vegetative state.

The Vancouver Sun

Mom says novice martial arts bout in B.C. put son in vegetative state, sues organizer

February 29, 2024 — She says one of her son’s opponents repeatedly kicked her son in the head, resulting in a brain bleed that left him in a coma.

CBC News

Mom alleges injury at unsanctioned B.C. martial arts tournament put son in vegetative state

February 29, 2024Police confirm investigation into what happened at 2023 Western Canadian Martial Arts Championship.

Associated Press

‘Very powerful law’: Victoria lawyer on new intimate images protection act in B.C.

January 27, 2024 — A Victoria-based lawyer is calling B.C.’s new laws aimed at protecting victims, whose intimate photos are used for A.I.-generated nude photos without their consent, the strongest in the country.


Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports to start athlete’s voice committee

February 8, 2023 — The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC), the organization that oversees athletic commissions in North America and beyond, is going to be giving fighters a seat at the table for the first time.

CTV News

B.C. man injured in 2016 road rage incident awarded $326K in damages

December 28, 2022 —  B.C. man who was injured during a road rage incident six years ago has been awarded more than $326,000 in damages.

The Vancouver Sun

B.C. martial artists fight to reduce concussion risk for combat athletes

December 7, 2022 — In his last fight, kickboxer Greg Lamothe took a shin to the head. The strike sent him down to the canvas, where he sat for seven seconds before getting back to his feet — and rallying to win the fight.

The New York Times

Elias Theodorou, Pioneer of Medical Marijuana in Sports, Dies at 34

October 3, 2022 — His brother, Michael, said the cause was colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. Countless pro athletes are said to use marijuana — for pain, for anxiety, to focus — but most sports prohibit or heavily regulate its use.

The Guardian

Andrew Yang wants to take the fight to Dana White’s UFC

November 3, 2020 — The former Democratic presidential candidate has been hotly tipped to serve in the cabinet of a Biden administration, where an overhaul of professional MMA could be a top priority.

The Vancouver Sun

Ian Mulgrew: ICBC success rate sparks legal throwdown

May 15, 2020 — Opened in 2016, the Civil Resolution Tribunal was established to remove some of the small claims load from the provincial court and most strata disputes from the B.C. Supreme Court.

The New York Times

Is McGregor Safe Fighting Mayweather? Ringside Physician Says ‘No’

June 20, 2017 — The president of the Association of Ringside Physicians said he was surprised the Nevada athletic commission sanctioned the bout.

CBC News

Edmonton fighter’s death highlights risks, patchwork rules of the ring

June 20, 2017 — Up to a point, there was nothing extraordinary about last Friday’s boxing match between heavyweights Tim Hague and Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

CBC News

B.C. jail sex incident prompts lawsuit

November 15, 2010 — A woman involved in a widely reported incident in a Kamloops, B.C., jail cell witnessed by several Mounties and jail employees says she never consented to having sex with another woman.