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After Dustin Holyko debacle, time for DBPR & Tallahassee to call Andy Foster in California; 60 second search would have revealed all on Holyko

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

After the latest scandal with the Florida Boxing Commission, it’s time for someone at DBPR in Tallahassee to make the phone call to Andy Foster and hire him away from Sacramento. The move would make a lot of sense.

Golden groans, rope-a-dope edition, on the denials of California’s regulators

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

After we called out an athletic inspector for missing illegal application of vaseline on a fighter — right in front of his face — the inspector had the balls to challenge us for further evidence. That was a very bad call on his part.

GLORY’s Gabriel Varga has vaseline on shoulders while California athletic inspector thumbs his nose

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Nobody gives a damn anymore when it comes to cheating at combat sporting events in California. The regulators sure don’t and they aren’t even hiding their apathy on camera any longer.

Gary Russell’s chief second, Rodrigo Mosquera, allowed by Andy Foster to return 4 months after CSAC upheld suspension for altering gloves

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andy Foster has earned his lousy reputation as a boxing regulator in California and also as a soft-on-crime administrator. Suspended, cheating trainer Rodrigo Mosquera is living proof.

California State Athletic Commission appointee, mother of pitcher Kyle Lohse, caught up in huge tribal $ dispute w/ armed guards

Friday, June 20th, 2014

When Governor Jerry Brown flooded the zone with new appointments to the California State Athletic Commission in 2013, he made one unusual selection that became a nothingburger — and now we know why it did.

Rethinking UFC’s 50-state regulatory policy after recent athletic commission follies

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The UFC has long touted a 50-state strategy to get MMA regulated in every single American state. The problems with that strategy are rearing their ugly heads right now.

The minor shake-up at DCA & impending 2015 shake-up at California State Athletic Commission

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Changes are coming at the Department of Consumer Affairs and the California State Athletic Commission in 2015 but don’t get your hopes up regarding an increase in quality regulation.

Taxpayers stuck with massive medical bills due to inadequate fighter insurance in California

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The California media is waking up to what is happening with the state Athletic Commission and the results make for brutal, must-see reading.

The story on Andy Foster/California approving an over-50 female fighter versus a 300 pounder; Byars wins unanimous decision

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

There have been some bad boxing mismatches approved in California over the last couple of years but this one may truly take the cake.

Will WWE fight the California State Athletic Commission over taxation of Wrestlemania?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The WWE has $135,000 potential reasons to put up a court fight against the California State Athletic Commission when it comes to the Athletic Commission targeting them and not other pro-wrestling promoters in the state over a 5% gate tax.

Lame duck & bad luck: Andy Foster will face Sacramento sabotage after Nevada interview

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Andy Foster, unknown to many of his allies, applied for the Nevada State Athletic Commission job after telling everyone he would stay in California. And now that he’s not getting the Nevada job, returning to Sacramento is going to be hell.

The good, bad, and awful of heavyweight fights promoted by Main Events, Bellator, and Golden Boy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

If you like watching the heavyweights fight in boxing and MMA, the last two days have been perfect for you. But not every heavyweight bout turns out well, especially in California.

Did Nevada bureaucrats sandbag the job security of athletic commission boss finalists? Update: Aaron Davis of NJ backs out

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Nevada distributed a list of ten finalists for their Executive Director job at the state athletic commission. Did they just manage to wreck the current job security of some of those candidates?

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