Louisiana Commission Bans Women With Breast Implants From Fighting

Posted on September 14, 2013, 06:44 PM by Brian Cox
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The Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission has passed an emergency rule banning women who have had breast augmentation surgery (breast implants) from participating in matches. One assumes that by matches, the commission is referring to both MMA and boxing matches.

The emergency rule has been triggered by the withdrawal of female fighter from a scheduled bout, who did so, because of a problem with her implant(s).

As Nola.com is reporting, the moratorium itself is set to stand for 60 days, during which time the commission intends to research what other states are doing regarding the issue and with an eye to either banning said fighters from participating in combat sports altogether, or to at least have them sign a waiver of indemnification. As it stands right now, having female fighters sign a waiver seems to be the modus operandi of most commissions.

As Dr. Thomas Ferguson, who’s a member of the commission stated, “those redo surgeries are more complicated and expensive” and by extension, the logic would be that if a woman ruptured one of her implants in the ring that the commission / state might be on the hook for the bill.

To sum it up, as Commissioner Harold Williams remarked, "if they want to look good, then they don't have to be in the ring.”

For my part, I have to say that I’ve never considered the issue, but I can well understand the commission’s point and their concerns. As such, this is the type of thing that should give female fighters who either have implants or are considering getting them, pause for concern and reflection.

On a related note, we should hope that the commission(s) never looks to extend their ban(s) to the Octagon “ring girls”. For if they were to do so, we might be left with only one or none, of the scantily clad card holders.

In conclusion, just when we thought that the only thing that we had to worry about (as fans) was PEDs’, TRT, pot, and which is better VADA or WADA, we now have to be concerned about whether or not a female fighter’s augmentation might rupture in the cage. If so, all we can hope is that it doesn’t end up on the canvas. 

Outer photo courtesy of The Times-Picayune


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  • enjoylife321
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    The first fighter that comes to mind is Fallon Fox.

    Dear Commission:

    Please don't rob the fans of some transgender silcone !

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    You have no idea how hard it was to write this piece up, without hammering it with a million jokes and I somehow managed to do it, without using the words ****, ***** or areola, which surprised me.

    This would make a great Family Guy sketch. Bell rings, fighters come out, both hit one another simultaneously, and their ***** explode all over Herb Dean and White, Rogan & Goldberg, sitting ringside.

    "Oh, the humanity."

    Reply 7 months ago
  • dropkickmurphy
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    Ummm what you are referring to is not an implant..he/she was born with it.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • N.C.
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    There HAS to be a prize for the most asinine MMA article, there HAS to be.

    WOW...

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    Just reporting the news, coach. Perhaps the more asinine thing would be taking the time to comment on something that one found asinine.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • N.C.
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    Well i guess the question is, is this post asinine? Because if it wasn't, then I guess I wouldn't be asinine now would I?

    And this is the best new you can come up with? **** jobs?

    Reply 7 months ago
  • G3ARHEAD
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    So it's his fault that this is news? You'd probably ***** if you found out about this and it wasn't reported here.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    G3, please forgive Coach B**b, he's neither bright nor profound.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    Coach", when and where was it established that there was a question about this post and more particularly, was it asinine?

    Subsequent to your inability to establish a prima facie case for your contention, we can only deduce that you are asinine for pursuing an unsubstantiated, delusional, and a-priori argument.

    In terms of your last statement, I really don't know what to make of it. I mean read it "coach", it makes no sense. It actually raises the question, are you a “coach” that makes no sense?

    If you're trying to make a b**b joke, then note, I made none in the article. I only made lite of it in a post.

    If, however, I was going to make a b**b joke, then I'd make a b**b joke about you, for you are a b**b.

    Here 'ya go, 5 quick *b**b jokes about you:

    Joke 1: N.C is a b**b

    Joke 2: "Coach" N.C. has b**bs.

    Joke 3: N.C. is a crappy coach, because he has b**bs.

    Joke 4: People you coach feel like b**bs.

    Joke 5: Do you have coach N.C.? Yes, I have Coach B**B

    Get back to me "Coach"....I love this type of banter with keyboard critics; even if they’re not any good at it.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • N.C.
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    1. The high number of people weaking this saying more about the audience then it does me.

    2. sherdog and mma fighting didn't cover this like you have, so are you guys looking to take the lowest common denominator fan abase? Out of all the things you skipped over, THIS is the topic you decided to hang grab a hold of?

    3. There are other writers who write with character but have something meaningful to say, not another click grabbing headline on something borderline MMA.

    4. I might not be any good as a critic, but thats not what I do. Your a writer, so whats your excuse for being a poor MMA writer on a MMA site?

    5. It's always good headline, good article, It's always good headline, good article, It's always good headline, good article, then suddenly, oh it's a cox headline with a "suckz cox" article to go with it.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    Your comments make absolutely no sense.

    Further, if you hate my writing and my opinions so much, why do you bother reading and commenting on them? That really makes no sense.

    However, kudos to you for coming up with a childish joke regarding my name. That was brilliant. I haven't heard anything that good since I was ten. You really are a bright, intuitive and creative guy "coach".

    I think you should go to practice, now. The children are waiting on your genius and leadership.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • N.C.
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    Well not all your articles suckz cox. Just some of them suckz Cox. Your kinda like Diaz, very touch and go. But by no means do i mean you suckz Cox all the time. It just when you do suckz Cox, you **** really hard. :)

    Like this one, it's ***** so hard, other ones i wouldn't say sucked cox at all. :D

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Entity
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    They must now fight with no tops, so we cam more closely keep an eye on unnecessary boub contact.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    Entity, I think 'we" and as a site collectively, miss your Stewie avatar. The inferred voice suits your comments and I, at least, notice its absence.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Michael Stephensen
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    This issue is sexist - what about men with breast / pec implants? ;;;-)

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Endo
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    It would be an unfair advantage, imagine the smothering top-game you could have with those things.

    Reply 7 months ago