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Wild Nevada punishment hearing of Roy Englebrecht reveals Zab Judah Foundation, multiple SSNs used

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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.

Nevada AG officially files legal complaint on Roy Englebrecht for perjury, forgery, ID theft

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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 & VADA have just radically changed drug testing in boxing but what’s the legal fallout?

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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.

Ain’t no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun: why the Fertittas want to sell the UFC

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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.

The python-like sophisticated legal strategy to choke out Al Haymon’s financial backing

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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 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.

Hell has arrived for UFC fans: Fox Sports 1 morphing into Fox News with Skip Bayless

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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.

To win a labor war with UFC, Conor McGregor must utilize Fox the way Donald Trump has

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Conor McGregor has declared his “retirement” from UFC. UFC promptly canceled him from their 200 card. What leverage does McGregor have? He might want to take a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook with Fox to find the answer.

Book review: Ali vs. Inoki, The Forgotten Fight (Josh Gross) – a buy recommendation

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

We’re approaching the 40 year anniversary of the infamous Ali vs. Inoki fight at Budokan that forever changed the combat sports landscape. Author Josh Gross tackled an incredibly challenging topic with great vigor.

Major financial & legal changes coming to the Nevada State Athletic Commission

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The state of Nevada is shifting their athletic commission’s budget to a self-funding model and as a result, major financial & legal changes are coming.

Scott Coker & Spike go rogue in backing drug-busted Kimbo & “not-suitable” Sakakibara

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Bellator is promoting a Kimbo Slice fight in London despite the fact that he got busted by the Texas athletic commission for using steroids while nearly killing his opponent in a February fight.

Validation: “the truth” about PRIDE was really “the truth” as you (and UFC) suspected

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Paul Gift at Bloody Elbow has opened a huge can of worms regarding what UFC discovered about both PRIDE & Nobuyuki Sakakibara during their “due diligence” investigation with Spectrum Gaming.

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