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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.

Kimbo Slice wasn’t just an internet legend, he was MMA’s second greatest TV attraction

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Kimbo Slice was the second biggest TV attraction in modern day Mixed Martial Arts, only behind the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. It’s why his death on Monday night at the age of 42 has drawn major headlines in North America.

The Ariel Helwani dilemma: Lawsuits & informants, not protests or unions, is how to fight UFC media policy

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After the UFC kicked out Ariel Helwani from the building on Saturday night, the press corps is howling about his mistreatment. Howling isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to change tactics and build negotiating leverage.

UFC 199: Lifetime media bans, Brock’s back, Stockton Street Fight II, champion Michael Bisping

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

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.

A summary of the major Nevada State Athletic Commission changes coming in 3 weeks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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.

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?

Searchable text of Zachery Light’s wrongful termination complaint against Bellator, Viacom

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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.

Two Nevada commission governing changes just made Vegas more hostile to fighters

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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.

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.

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