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Golden Boy debuted on ESPN and the theme of the show ended up being all about Teddy Atlas.
There is a full-blown crisis in combat sports over the issue of weight-cutting, especially in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters are sacrificing long-term damage to their internal organs. Taking away their money isn’t going to solve this problem.
California State Athletic Commission seeking permission to spend $200,000 more on athletic inspectorsMonday, March 13th, 2017
The California State Athletic Commission is seeking to get permission from the California Legislature to spend an extra $200,000 on athletic inspectors and inspector training.
Why do so many California politicians obsess over the machinations of the California State Athletic Commission? Because it’s a launching pad to gain future power in other state agencies.
The political and production stylings of the “new UFC” were on display at the Golden-1 Center in Sacramento and it was quite a striking difference from the Lorenzo Fertitta era.
New data shows that without Al Haymon & WWE’s cash, California’s athletic commission would be hurting badTuesday, December 13th, 2016
The California State Athletic Commission’s financials are shakier than they seem to be. Without cash from Al Haymon & WWE events, California would likely be in the red and hurting.
UFC’s three economic weapons for retaliation against Andy Foster for giving Conor McGregor a boxing licenseThursday, December 1st, 2016
Andy Foster’s decision to give Conor McGregor a boxing license in California could spark a damaging political war with UFC.
The California State Athletic Commission thinks they can get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in Los Angeles and is in overdrive to kiss the ass of promoter Tom Loeffler.
Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a youth sports program in the state of California will now be subject to new concussion & head injury protocols requiring at least a seven day break from full return to sporting activities.
There are major political headwinds against amending the Ali Act to cover Mixed Martial Arts. The clock is ticking and the optimal time to make a change is during the lame duck session of Congress this November.
The UFC is already involved in one anti-trust lawsuit and doesn’t want to see their business allies get hit with one, either. UFC is now stuck in a California political fight with nurses over a senate bill to protect the state’s immunity.
Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Bellator fighter Alexander Shlemenko and against the California State Athletic Commission for abuse of due process rights after increasing Shlemenko’s steroid suspension to 3 years.
Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.« Previous Entries