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Self-congratulatory California State Athletic Commission thinks they can win Canelo vs. GGG fight

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The California State Athletic Commission thinks they can get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in Los Angeles and is in overdrive to kiss the ass of promoter Tom Loeffler.

California enacts new concussion law for kids under age 18 in boxing and martial arts

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a youth sports program in the state of California will now be subject to new concussion & head injury protocols requiring at least a seven day break from full return to sporting activities.

The dirty secret: Athletic commissions do not want the Ali Act amended for MMA

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

There are major political headwinds against amending the Ali Act to cover Mixed Martial Arts. The clock is ticking and the optimal time to make a change is during the lame duck session of Congress this November.

Embroiled in one anti-trust case, UFC finds itself lobbying California anti-trust defense bill

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

The UFC is already involved in one anti-trust lawsuit and doesn’t want to see their business allies get hit with one, either. UFC is now stuck in a California political fight with nurses over a senate bill to protect the state’s immunity.

Los Angeles judge rules against California State Athletic Commission, AG over abuse of due process

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Bellator fighter Alexander Shlemenko and against the California State Athletic Commission for abuse of due process rights after increasing Shlemenko’s steroid suspension to 3 years.

California rejects enforcing Nevada’s suspension of fight promoter Roy Englebrecht

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.

If Bellator fighters submitted invalid medical records, why didn’t California punish Bellator?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

In Zach Light’s lawsuit against Bellator for wrongful termination in the name of public policy, he did not cite causes of action for whistleblowing or retaliation. Why? Additionally, why is he spilling the beans about allegedly invalid medical fighter records submitted to California when the Athletic Commission took no action against Bellator?

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?

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