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California legislature preparing to establish task force on weight cutting & dehydration

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The process is underway in California to legally tackle a major problem in combat sports: extreme weight-cutting and dehydrated fighters.

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).

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.

California legislature ready to approve 40% fine for fighters who fail drug tests

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The price and punishment for a fighter caught failing a drug testing in California just skyrocketed. And in the process, fighters are also going to lose financial protections that were previously afforded to them in arbitration.

California: UFC spent $30,000 in Q1 2015 lobbying for blood & urine out-of-competition drug testing

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As the drug testing protocols increase in Nevada, there is also political movement in California to institute out-of-competition drug testing thanks to UFC lobbying efforts.

If Nevada’s athletic commission is a raging inferno, then Texas is a flaming turd

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

The in-ring antics of boxing referee Laurence Cole marred what was otherwise a good fight between Omar Figueroa Jr. and Ricky Burns.

Bill Brady’s resignation from Nevada State Athletic Commission cements agency’s crisis point

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The first shoe in Nevada has dropped in the ugly aftermath of the Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight.

If ABC & Golden Boy claim Al Haymon is violating the Ali & Sherman Acts, why not cite RICO?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Both the Association of Boxing Commissions and Golden Boy are throwing the legal kitchen sink at Al Haymon. However, neither party is accusing Haymon of racketeering despite alleging that he & his associates are supposedly involved in illegal business activity?

A look at Golden Boy’s Sherman Antitrust & Clayton Act lawsuit against Al Haymon

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Association of Boxing Commissions has petitioned the US Attorney General to investigate Al Haymon for alleged violations of the Muhammad Ali Act. Golden Boy has now sued Al Haymon over alleged violations of both the Sherman & Clayton Antitrust Acts.

Association of Boxing Commissions letter lays out a plan on how to go after Al Haymon

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Association of Boxing Commission is publicly asking for an investigation into alleged violations of the Muhammad Ali Act by boxing magnate Al Haymon.

Pacquiao shows you can fight in Nevada with broken feet, torn rotator cuffs, “broken skulls”

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Manny Pacquiao fought with a torn rotator cuff against Floyd Mayweather. And now he’s getting sued. Where’s the heat on the Nevada State Athletic Commission?

A pyrrhic Mayweather victory for Leonard Ellerbe and Al Haymon?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Floyd Mayweather predictably won by unanimous decision. Casual fans predictably feel duped. HBO and Bob Arum are licking their wounds.

How fan antics at Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s California fight opens door for future lawsuits

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Saturday night’s fight at StubHub Center got ugly with unruly fight fans throwing plastic & glass bottles in response to a putrid performance by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The scene should have never happened in the first place and it opens the doors to potential lawsuits against the Athletic Commission.

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