City of Edmonton denies negligence in Tim Hague death, asks court to dismiss claim

The City of Edmonton and other defendants in the Tim Hague boxing death lawsuit have denied any negligence and requested the claim to be dismissed in a statement of defence filed in July. The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) acknowledges…

Calgary Muay Thai fighter scores impressive win in Vegas

Calgary-based Muay Thai fighter Jake Peacock continued to make an impression in the ring during his Lion Fight debut Saturday night, stopping American welterweight John Garcia with a head kick. “[Garcia] wanted to put the pressure on, so I was…

Aurora Cannabis partners with UFC to research CBD use to manage pain in MMA athletes

An Edmonton-based cannabis company has partnered with UFC on a unique research project looking into the use of hemp-derived CBD as a possible treatment for mixed martial arts athletes. CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant but it doesn’t…

Tim Hague’s family and lawyers discuss lawsuit: ‘This fight never should have happened’

Three members of Tim Hague’s family appeared alongside two injury lawyers on Monday, explaining a lawsuit filed in the wake of the fighter’s death. “This fight should never have taken place,” lawyer Norm Assiff said. “You will learn throughout this litigation,…

Newfoundland’s Gavin Tucker returns to action at UFC 240 in Edmonton’s Rogers Place

Canadian featherweight Gavin (The Newfoundland Terror) Tucker returns to action July 27 when he meets South Korea’s Seungwoo Choi at UFC 240 in Edmonton. Tucker, a 32-year-old from Ship Cove, N.L., has not fought since a September 2017 lopsided loss…

Edgar, Holloway look forward to finally fighting each other at UFC 240 in Edmonton

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie (The Answer) Edgar is looking to do what featherweight title-holder Max (Blessed) Holloway failed to do last time out against Dustin (The Diamond) Poirier — become a champion in a second weight class. To do…

Former Edmonton MMA fighter recovering from rare neurological disease

A former Edmonton mixed martial arts fighter is facing a new type of battle, after spending months in hospital with a rare neurological condition. Victor Valimaki, 37, first noticed symptoms in his legs, which worsened over time. He knew it…