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If the schmuck throwing tacos at Victor Ortiz used a bottle instead, California would be lawyering up

Sunday, 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.

California State Athletic Commission is under no legal obligation to honor third-party drug testing

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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.

Roy Englebrecht continues promoting in California despite Nevada perjury, forgery charges

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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.

Why did the UFC lobby the California legislature over cheerleaders?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The UFC will fight unionization on every front — including the ring card girls.

California promoter Roy Englebrecht admits “mistake” regarding Nevada perjury & forgery charges

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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.

What happens if Nevada drops the hammer on promoter Roy Englebrecht and costs California $?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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?

California legislature preparing to establish task force on weight cutting & dehydration

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The process is underway in California to legally tackle a major problem in combat sports: extreme weight-cutting and dehydrated fighters.

Look at the bright side: We’re one step closer to Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

With Donald Cerrone losing to Rafael dos Anjos, we’re one step closer to seeing Conor McGregor fight Frankie Edgar. It will be spectacular.

USADA’s no-good, very-bad week is now dragging Floyd Mayweather & UFC into the mud

Friday, September 11th, 2015

UFC’s new drug testing partner, USADA, is in hot water with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for allegedly giving TUEs to Floyd Mayweather (IV) & Frank Mir (Adderall).

Nevermind: California re-asserts lifetime ban for Javier Capetillo after licensing snafu

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Javier Capetillo was, in essence, banned for life after losing his California license in January of 2009. Six years later, he got a new license but remains sidelined after the Athletic Commission did a u-turn.

The proposed legal argument against California’s 3-year drug suspension of Alexander Shlemenko

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Alexander Shlemenko and his attorney, Howard Jacobs, appear ready to sue the California State Athletic Commission for a three-year suspension due to alleged multiple drug violations.

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.

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