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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.

No more free California arbitration for fighters or managers?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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.

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.

6 years after cheating scandal, California’s on the run over Javier Capetillo’s new license

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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 appoints his brother-in-law to California State Athletic Commission

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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.

A legislative push to extend the California State Athletic Commission into 2020

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The politicos in Sacramento are gearing up for four more years of the state’s Athletic Commission.

A public service announcement for a California State Athletic Commission survey

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The California State Athletic Commission is conducting a survey and wants your feedback.

Andy Foster in California doubles down on using anonymous judges for performance reviews

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

In California, the Athletic Commission is now using job performance reports relying on anonymous judges scoring fights.

Law and leadership, not shadow tribunals, is the way to fix bad officiating in California

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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.

Friday news dump: Sacramento tells commission to not give fighters testosterone exemptions

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Even politicians in Sacramento know that athletic commissions should be saying “no” to fighters wanting exemptions to use testosterone.

The quick & dirty on any changes coming to California State Athletic Commission board

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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?

Your 2014 California State Athletic Commission salary figures

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

If you have the right connections, you can get paid good money to work for the California State Athletic Commission.

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