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Archive for December, 2013

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Editorial: Time for California’s commission to make Mark Relyea Chief Athletic Inspector

Monday, December 30th, 2013

At the December 16th Sacramento meeting for the California State Athletic Commission, Andy Foster presented an award to lead inspector Mark Relyea. Now it’s time to give Relyea the salary & authority to match his job duties.

With GSP & Anderson done, failure cannot be an option for UFC’s 2014 star-making strategy

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Anderson Silva finished Saturday night in the worst way possible. And now the UFC has to really be precise in their star-making strategy for 2014 to keep PPV business strong.

What to watch at the UFC 168 circus in Las Vegas

Friday, December 27th, 2013

The UFC’s year-ending 2013 event in Las Vegas is guaranteed to feature some sort of controversy. The question is who will be generating the heat and why.

California commission tried to implement new testosterone policy without public comment

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Don’t look now, but California is priming the pump for fighters to use testosterone again. This time, however, they tried to ram it through before the public had a chance to review the policy.

Major changes coming for California regulation — and nobody knows about it

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Some sweeping combat sports industry changes were proposed at the December 16th California State Athletic Commission meeting in Sacramento — and nobody understands what is coming.

Opinion: Why you should say no to UFC Fight Pass

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

MMA analyst Tim Stark says that the new UFC online network called UFC Fight Pass comes up short for cord-cutting MMA fans who deserve better.

GLORY 13 at Ariake Colosseum: Was that really a Japanese event?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

GLORY held a year-end kickboxing event in Tokyo at Ariake Colosseum… and it strangely did not feel like a Japanese show.

Top So. California athletic inspector arrested for DUI in September, but did anyone at CSAC know?

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A top athletic inspector from Southern California got busted for DUI in Sacramento last September… and supposedly, we’re only finding out now.

Bigfoot Silva using testosterone: just another damning indictment on UFC’s drug problem

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Another day, another UFC fighter busted for testosterone usage. Film at 11.

A peek at UFC’s three January 2014 fight cards

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Coming off of poor ratings for the UFC on Fox 9 broadcast, can the January telecast headlined by Ben Henderson pick up the ratings slack?

Age discrimination/retaliation lawsuit against California State Athletic Commission clears hurdle

Monday, December 16th, 2013

A big hurdle was cleared on Monday for Dwayne Woodard in advancing his age discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against the California State Athletic Commission & Department of Consumer Affairs.

How much will raising the UFC 168 PPV price tag impact the buy rate?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

With UFC raising the price for their NYE 2013 PPV, is dynamic pricing in the future for Zuffa events?

Was a nasal inhaler used at the UFC Sacramento show?

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

On the surface, the UFC show at Arco Arena in Sacramento went great. Beneath the surface, however, there is chaos and palpable disgruntlement.

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