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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.
In Zach Light’s lawsuit against Bellator for wrongful termination in the name of public policy, he did not cite causes of action for whistleblowing or retaliation. Why? Additionally, why is he spilling the beans about allegedly invalid medical fighter records submitted to California when the Athletic Commission took no action against Bellator?
If the schmuck throwing tacos at Victor Ortiz used a bottle instead, California would be lawyering upSunday, May 1st, 2016
After getting knocked out by Andre Berto at StubHub Center, Victor Ortiz was attacked by a fan using tacos. If that fan had used a plastic or glass bottle, there would be a whole lot of lawsuits going on.
Boxer Francisco Vargas got busted for clenbuterol during a VADA drug testing. However, since the drug test wasn’t administered by the California State Athletic Commission, he will still be able to fight Orlando Salido on June 4th.
Despite admitting under oath that he was guilty of wrong-doing related to pending charges of perjury & forgery brought by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, promoter Roy Englebrecht is continuing to promote events in California.
The UFC will fight unionization on every front — including the ring card girls.
Nevada’s athletic commission is dropping the hammer on California promoter Roy Englebrecht over allegations of both perjury & forgery in relation to supposedly falsified licensing paperwork that Englebrecht filed on behalf of boxer Zab Judah.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended boxer Zab Judah & promoter Roy Englebrecht for allegedly failing to disclose that Judah owes back child support. The question is how much money will this cost both men?
The process is underway in California to legally tackle a major problem in combat sports: extreme weight-cutting and dehydrated fighters.
With Donald Cerrone losing to Rafael dos Anjos, we’re one step closer to seeing Conor McGregor fight Frankie Edgar. It will be spectacular.« Previous Entries