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Archive for February, 2014

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Belfort out of Weidman title fight, Machida in; The written/unwritten truths about the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s testosterone reversal

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Nevada State Athletic Commission changed their stance on allowing fighters to get permission slips to use anabolic steroids. But don’t fall for the dog-and-pony show in whole.

Slate of four UFC March 2014 fight cards (Macau, London, Dallas, Brazil)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

There are a lot of fights scheduled for March and a lot of fighters that fans might not be familiar with.

UFC pays to keep a winner like Gilbert Melendez

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The UFC matched Bellator’s offer for Gilbert Melendez. Smart decision.

UFC 170: Empty seats, short PPV, and onto the road of Cyborg/Ronda?

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

A busy month for UFC means there are some winners and there are some losers in terms of fan interest.

The idea of UFC promoting the McDonaldification of MMA

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Is the UFC pushing their business model the same way McDonalds markets its franchises?

The political & regulatory headwinds for both Nevada & California athletic commissions

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

There is turmoil right now with the Nevada State & California State Athletic Commissions, but the situation in California is more concerning.

Famous ring announcer & fixer for Giant Baba & Mitsuharu Misawa, Ryu Nakata, dead at age 51

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

One of the most important historical figures in the modern Japanese fight scene, Ryu Nakata, died at the age 51 from a heart attack.

Meet Julie & Wayne Lonstein, copyright lawyers for UFC & big TV

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Wayne & Julie Lonstein aren’t just copyright-chasing lawyers for big media and companies like the UFC, they also are involved in a company that hires “auditors” to fish for new evidence to file claims on.

Monday CSAC Los Angeles meeting showed a state grinding through turmoil

Friday, February 14th, 2014

If there was one big takeaway from Monday’s California State Athletic Commission in Los Angeles, it’s that the state is facing upheaval on many fronts and is trying to adapt before it’s too late.

California State Athletic Commission’s new proposed testosterone regulations

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

A new policy regarding exemptions for testosterone use by combat sports fighters will be voted on Monday in Los Angeles at the latest California State Athletic Commission meeting.

Thiago Silva’s South Florida arrest is a gift to Las Vegas Culinary Union

Friday, February 7th, 2014

It seems there are some bad public relations minefields the UFC is encountering lately.

Time to play “name this California doctor” for taking picture of KO’d fighter

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

There are always weird things happening at fight shows, especially non-UFC events, and an incident Thursday night at Tachi Palace was captured by Sherdog.

The California State Athletic Commission’s upcoming transgender fighter regulations

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

California is on the path to passing rules & regulations for transgender fighters in boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, and MMA.

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