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Memo to all licensed by Florida’s Boxing Commission: verify your license ASAP; Florida updates only UFC licenses after our report

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you are licensed by the Florida Boxing Commission, now is the time to make sure that the license you have is actually valid before you get hit with a surprise that perhaps it isn’t so valid after all.

Gary Russell’s chief second, Rodrigo Mosquera, allowed by Andy Foster to return 4 months after CSAC upheld suspension for altering gloves

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andy Foster has earned his lousy reputation as a boxing regulator in California and also as a soft-on-crime administrator. Suspended, cheating trainer Rodrigo Mosquera is living proof.

California State Athletic Commission appointee, mother of pitcher Kyle Lohse, caught up in huge tribal $ dispute w/ armed guards

Friday, June 20th, 2014

When Governor Jerry Brown flooded the zone with new appointments to the California State Athletic Commission in 2013, he made one unusual selection that became a nothingburger — and now we know why it did.

Nevada’s circus: Wanderlei Silva & diuretics, anti-inflammatories, and commission morality cops

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing on Tuesday was every bit the circus we thought it would be. And Wanderlei Silva came out looking a whole lot worse than he first appeared after not cooperating with his random drug test.

Rethinking UFC’s 50-state regulatory policy after recent athletic commission follies

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The UFC has long touted a 50-state strategy to get MMA regulated in every single American state. The problems with that strategy are rearing their ugly heads right now.

Fight Opinion Radio: Steve Kim on mutual assured destruction between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard Schaefer

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Steve Kim of MaxBoxing.com joined us on Fight Opinion Radio to talk about the divorce between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard Schaefer and what it means going forward for Golden Boy. Will Oscar DLH go to court to reveal the skeletons in the closet and create a situation for mutual assured destruction? The biggest boxing story yet to come may be taking place outside of the ring.

The minor shake-up at DCA & impending 2015 shake-up at California State Athletic Commission

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Changes are coming at the Department of Consumer Affairs and the California State Athletic Commission in 2015 but don’t get your hopes up regarding an increase in quality regulation.

Seven fight stories we’re watching that might interest you

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The fallout from The Desert Sun going after the California State Athletic Commission continues. Cole Miller says he doesn’t want to fight in California any longer. Is Jon Jones negotiating a new contract? A lot of turmoil in MMA right now.

Taxpayers stuck with massive medical bills due to inadequate fighter insurance in California

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The California media is waking up to what is happening with the state Athletic Commission and the results make for brutal, must-see reading.

The story on Andy Foster/California approving an over-50 female fighter versus a 300 pounder; Byars wins unanimous decision

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

There have been some bad boxing mismatches approved in California over the last couple of years but this one may truly take the cake.

Will WWE fight the California State Athletic Commission over taxation of Wrestlemania?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The WWE has $135,000 potential reasons to put up a court fight against the California State Athletic Commission when it comes to the Athletic Commission targeting them and not other pro-wrestling promoters in the state over a 5% gate tax.

Fight Opinion Radio: Mauro Ranallo on the art & science of promoting a big Floyd Mayweather fight

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

No one has a better view of the circus surrounding a Floyd Mayweather fight better than Mauro Ranallo. What is Showtime doing right that others in the combat sports landscape should be paying attention to? Mauro joined us this week on Fight Opinion Radio to break down the science of promoting a Floyd Mayweather fight and how that experience differs from the atmosphere of some of MMA’s biggest fight cards ever.

Notebook: Dana White’s new stance on (cleaning up) drug usage; Texas commission job opening (now confirmed)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The UFC’s new public relations stance that they’ve cleaned up drug usage in the promotion because less fighters are failing drug tests is … interesting.

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