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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.
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.
California fighters & managers in contract disputes will no longer have access to free arbitration services with the state Athletic Commission. Plus: so much for confidential settlements. The Legislature reveals the price tag for settling two lawsuits.
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.
Five years after boxing trainer Javier Capetillo had his license revoked with the California State Athletic Commission, he was granted a new seconds license in September of 2014. And now the Athletic Commission claims they never gave him one.
Governor Jerry Brown appointed his brother-in-law to the California State Athletic Commission, further politicizing an agency that has been the subject of political tug-of-wars for many years.
The politicos in Sacramento are gearing up for four more years of the state’s Athletic Commission.
The California State Athletic Commission is conducting a survey and wants your feedback.
In California, the Athletic Commission is now using job performance reports relying on anonymous judges scoring fights.
There’s a built-in way to establish job performance reviews of officials who are not performing to the highest of standards in California. However, that process is being ignored or uprooted in favor of administrative action that is legally questionable.
Even politicians in Sacramento know that athletic commissions should be saying “no” to fighters wanting exemptions to use testosterone.
Decision time for Governor Jerry Brown: will he reappoint long-time friend John Frierson, Dr. Christopher Giza, and Dr. VanBuren Ross Lemons to the California State Athletic Commission board?
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