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California State Athletic Commission appointee, mother of pitcher Kyle Lohse, caught up in huge tribal $ dispute w/ armed guards

Friday, June 20th, 2014

When Governor Jerry Brown flooded the zone with new appointments to the California State Athletic Commission in 2013, he made one unusual selection that became a nothingburger — and now we know why it did.

Nevada’s circus: Wanderlei Silva & diuretics, anti-inflammatories, and commission morality cops

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing on Tuesday was every bit the circus we thought it would be. And Wanderlei Silva came out looking a whole lot worse than he first appeared after not cooperating with his random drug test.

Rethinking UFC’s 50-state regulatory policy after recent athletic commission follies

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The UFC has long touted a 50-state strategy to get MMA regulated in every single American state. The problems with that strategy are rearing their ugly heads right now.

With Chael Sonnen suspended, the UFC’s testosterone enabling has gone full circle; horrific spin control on FS1

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Vitor Belfort. Wanderlei Silva. And now Chael Sonnen all have gone down within a matter of months from Nevada drug tests. The UFC helped foster this environment and they must pay the price.

UFC information secrecy bill sent to Florida Gov. Rick Scott to sign into law

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The UFC contributed big bucks to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s political re-election campaign. In exchange, a new secrecy law to prevent disclosure of information from public records requests in Florida.

Nevada State Athletic Commission board member granted marijuana permit despite Gaming Commission protest

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Anthony Marnell is a casino owner and board member on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He applied for a medical marijuana permit in Clark County. He was warned by the Nevada Gaming Commission to back off. On Friday, Marnell was granted his permit.

Fight Opinion Radio: Steve Kim on mutual assured destruction between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard Schaefer

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Steve Kim of MaxBoxing.com joined us on Fight Opinion Radio to talk about the divorce between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard Schaefer and what it means going forward for Golden Boy. Will Oscar DLH go to court to reveal the skeletons in the closet and create a situation for mutual assured destruction? The biggest boxing story yet to come may be taking place outside of the ring.

A look at a very busy June 2014 MMA fight schedule & card slate

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

UFC will try the double-header format (again) and commence with a busy June. The crazier fact is that their July plans are even busier. Time to prepare for the oncoming onslaught of fights.

Verdict on first UFC double-header: insufferably long

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The UFC is starting double-headers and if you think fan burnout is bad now, it’s going to pick up more steam. Saturday was a dreadful and interminably long watch.

The minor shake-up at DCA & impending 2015 shake-up at California State Athletic Commission

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Changes are coming at the Department of Consumer Affairs and the California State Athletic Commission in 2015 but don’t get your hopes up regarding an increase in quality regulation.

The UFC, Nevada State Athletic Commission, and Wanderlei Silva’s future

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

What is left for Wanderlei Silva’s future in the UFC?

Seven fight stories we’re watching that might interest you

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The fallout from The Desert Sun going after the California State Athletic Commission continues. Cole Miller says he doesn’t want to fight in California any longer. Is Jon Jones negotiating a new contract? A lot of turmoil in MMA right now.

Taxpayers stuck with massive medical bills due to inadequate fighter insurance in California

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The California media is waking up to what is happening with the state Athletic Commission and the results make for brutal, must-see reading.

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