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Archive for February, 2013

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The bizarre standard UFC is setting for (dis)approval of certain drug usage

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If you’re a UFC fighter, management has delivered a clear message — testosterone usage is OK, marijuana usage not so much.

Racial & political tensions at CSAC have many grumbling behind the scenes

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Four prominent individuals now carry significant political power at the California State Athletic Commissions. The decisions they are making has rubbed many the wrong way and is creating a backlash.

CSAC backs Dan Goossen with legal opinion in lawsuit against Tony Thompson

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The California State Athletic Commission has given Dan Goossen a legal declaration for his lawsuit against Tony Thompson. Two weeks ago, a judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a ruling that scared California-based promoters.

UFC 157 (2/23 Anaheim Pond): Ronda Rousey takes care of business

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Lots of intriguing Winter fights for UFC January & February cards. Will they draw and appeal to the masses or just to the hardcores?

ESPN reluctant to say ‘testosterone’ during the Lamont Peterson fight

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The word is… testosterone. It’s a word you didn’t hear during ESPN’s telecast of Lamont Peterson’s return bout to boxing on Friday Night Fights.

UFC’s 16 fighter cuts & the proliferation of testosterone usage

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

UFC management is running out of excuses as to why fighters continue to get hall passes for testosterone usage. Their excuses and stories are catching up to them and now they are boxed in a corner.

How the general sports media sees Ronda Rousey as UFC’s version of Danica Patrick

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The marketing push UFC has undertaken with Ronda Rousey is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The question is whether or not it will actually pay off and if using the Danica Patrick playbook is the right call.

A few notes about Dave Walsh’s new MMA novel, The Godslayer

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Dave Walsh’s new MMA novel, Godslayer, is well worth your time to read and buy a copy of. If you aren’t into MMA fiction, I suggest that you give this book a try.

Randy Couture: Maybe fighting UFC in court over contract weaknesses backfired

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

An introspective Randy Couture defends his decision to leave Zuffa to go to Spike/Bellator and says his past courtroom battles with UFC turned out to produce mixed results.

The meltdown over the IOC purging wrestling from the Olympics

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The IOC has axed wrestling from upcoming Olympic seasons. And the reaction has been nuclear.

Lawyer Pat English slams USADA over handling of Erik Morales drug testing

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

USADA is under fire from attorney Pat English about the way they disclosed positive drug test results for Erik Morales to the New York State Athetic Commission last October.

Court ruling against Dan Goossen will scare California-based fight promoters

Monday, February 11th, 2013

A court ruling against boxing promoter Dan Goossen last week in Los Angeles Superior Court is the kind of judgment that will scare the hell out of California-based fight promoters from conducting business in the state.

California still “researching the legal basis” for grabbing athletic inspector $

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The stakes just got higher in the battle between the Department of Consumer Affairs and the athletic inspectors at the California State Athletic Commission. It could result in a nasty legal battle that could get people fired.

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