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What was supposed to be a quiet UFC 199 Southern California ended up with Michael Bisping knocking out Luke Rockhold to become champion, Ariel Helwani and his crew getting lifetime UFC bans, an announcement of Brock Lesnar for UFC 200, and Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II signed.
When the Nevada State Athletic Commission promised wholesale changes to their rules & regulations after the state’s budget changed their financing from general funding to self-funding, they weren’t kidding. The proposed economic & drug testing suspension changes will have a ripple effect.
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?
Former Bellator employee Zachery Light filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bellator & Viacom under Scott Coker’s tenure, claiming forged medical records and medical records from an unlicensed physician.
With finances tightening up for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there will be an open and aggressive stance to overpenalize & overcharge fighters for punishment in order to force settlement agreements to cut administrative costs.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission hammered California boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht with an 18-month suspension for providing false and misleading information on behalf of fighter Zab Judah.
The administrative process to suspend Roy Englebrecht on charges of perjury, forgery, and ID theft in Nevada has officially begun and the hammer is coming down on him May 25th. Will California accept Nevada’s suspension?
The WBC’s partnership with VADA has just changed the landscape of boxing when it comes to drug testing. However, the amount of legal questions raised by this new partnership are voluminous and the role of state athletic commissions is as murky as ever.
If you had the opportunity to sell the UFC in exchange for getting a piece of the Oakland Raiders, you would jump at the chance to do it.
Shareholders in the two investment trusts that are financing Al Haymon’s PBC are suing the trusts and asking for their money back. This could effectively choke off Haymon’s funding.
If the schmuck throwing tacos at Victor Ortiz used a bottle instead, California would be lawyering upSunday, 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.
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.
UFC finds itself on a TV sports network with a major identity crisis that’s about to rebrand itself as Fox News for sports fan and Skip Bayless will be its new face.« Previous Entries Next Entries »