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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.

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.

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