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What jurisdiction does Nevada have over Chael Sonnen in a submission grappling tournament?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Nevada State Athletic Commission wants to hammer Chael Sonnen for participating in a California submission grappling tournament. What jurisdiction do they have?

Your monthly reminder of four new UFC cards (August 2014 edition)

Monday, August 4th, 2014

There are four UFC cards in August 2014 and most fight fans will not recognize half the names on the cards.

An audio guide to the week that was the Federal indictment alleging extortion of California State Athletic Commission

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Last week’s revised Federal indictment alleging that individuals wanting to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive were supposedly extorted by California state senator Leland Yee & his fundraising consulting Keith Jackson. The indictment contains explosive charges but you have heard very little comment in combat sports media circles about the case. Jeff Thaler & Zach Arnold sit down to discuss what the Federal indictment is alleging and what it means for the parties named & not named. What’s going to happen to the future of the Athletic Commission?

Indicted senator Leland Yee was gifted tickets by UFC during time of alleged extortion of California State Athletic Commission

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

During the time that the Feds allege that California state senator Leland Yee was extorting individuals who wanted to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive, Yee was given $300 worth of tickets by the UFC as a political gift.

Was UFC the target of a shakedown by alleged Chinatown mob-linked pol over California State Athletic Commission?

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?

An uncensored conversation with Josh Gross on Vitor Belfort & doping in MMA after the 2-year Sonnen ban

Friday, July 25th, 2014

When Josh Gross wrote in great painstaking detail about Chael Sonnen’s testosterone use in 2010, he was treated as if he was a pariah in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The man got the last laugh in the end. Integrity won out. It’s amazing what happens when you tell the truth. Just don’t expect people who are exposed as frauds to be as public in issuing an apology as they are when it comes to mudslinging. Our Fight Opinion Radio interview with Josh Gross this week touches on the two year ban by Nevada against Chael Sonnen and why Vitor Belfort remains one lucky fighter when it comes to escaping harsh punishment. Just how bad is the doping crisis in Mixed Martial Arts?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Belfort’s new license & Sonnen’s two year suspension

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vitor Belfort can still make Nevada money, so he got a new license. Chael Sonnen is MMA’s Old Yeller and had to be put down.

Keeping up with the UFCs: Will UFC be able to win back fans who are burnt out?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

There seems to be a UFC card every week now and nobody knows what the hell is going on. Dave Meltzer says that UFC is reaching a critical tipping point. How much further can UFC push the envelope?

Memo to all licensed by Florida’s Boxing Commission: verify your license ASAP; Florida updates only UFC licenses after our report

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you are licensed by the Florida Boxing Commission, now is the time to make sure that the license you have is actually valid before you get hit with a surprise that perhaps it isn’t so valid after all.

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.

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