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Was UFC the target of a shakedown by alleged Chinatown mob-linked pol over CSAC?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

After further examining the federal indictment against a disgraced California state senator for allegedly extorting money in exchange for the California State Athletic Commission’s survival, the question is: who was the target of the supposed shakedown?

Feds allege Chinatown mob-linked pol extorted California State Athletic Commission for $

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

According to an updated federal indictment last week in Oakland, disgraced state senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mob boss Shrimp Boy allegedly extorted the California State Athletic Commission for cash in exchange for survival.

What exactly happened with that Matt Brown weigh-in fiasco in San Jose?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Why was there such confusion at the weigh-ins in San Jose when Matt Brown missed weight for his fight against Robbie Lawler? The back story is one you should learn.

After UFC San Jose Arena event, will Florida offer their commission job to Andy Foster?

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

After regulating the UFC San Jose Arena event featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown, Andy Foster is on his way to Tampa for the Association of Boxing Commissions meeting. Will the Florida Boxing Commission job be offered to him at the ABC convention?

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.

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