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Archive for May, 2015

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California legislature ready to approve 40% fine for fighters who fail drug tests

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The price and punishment for a fighter caught failing a drug testing in California just skyrocketed. And in the process, fighters are also going to lose financial protections that were previously afforded to them in arbitration.

A legal Rampage for defamation: When not saying “I’m sorry” equals crazy attorney fees

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

A six-year legal battle between Juanito Ibarra and former clients Tito Ortiz & Rampage Jackson has ended. However, there are numerous lessons for all Internet writers to learn from the defamation lawsuit.

After UFC 187, Chris Weidman says MSG is next goal after “putting Shelly Silver into jail”

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Vitor Belfort is who we thought he was. So was Rumble Johnson. Chris Weidman’s next goal? MSG and MSG only.

California: UFC spent $30,000 in Q1 2015 lobbying for blood & urine out-of-competition drug testing

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As the drug testing protocols increase in Nevada, there is also political movement in California to institute out-of-competition drug testing thanks to UFC lobbying efforts.

Is Reebok’s UFC deal a public relations nightmare that could scare away future sponsors?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The fallout from the new UFC/Reebok sponsorship marriage has been a disaster — and the deal hasn’t even been fully implemented yet.

No more free California arbitration for fighters or managers?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

California fighters & managers in contract disputes will no longer have access to free arbitration services with the state Athletic Commission. Plus: so much for confidential settlements. The Legislature reveals the price tag for settling two lawsuits.

UFC Adelaide: Assault and battery on Mark Hunt

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Mark Hunt is known throughout the world for some of the beatings he has taken & dished out in heavyweight fights. The latest beating he endured, this time from Stipe Miocic, should put him into retirement.

If Nevada’s athletic commission is a raging inferno, then Texas is a flaming turd

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

The in-ring antics of boxing referee Laurence Cole marred what was otherwise a good fight between Omar Figueroa Jr. and Ricky Burns.

Bill Brady’s resignation from Nevada State Athletic Commission cements agency’s crisis point

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The first shoe in Nevada has dropped in the ugly aftermath of the Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight.

If ABC & Golden Boy claim Al Haymon is violating the Ali & Sherman Acts, why not cite RICO?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Both the Association of Boxing Commissions and Golden Boy are throwing the legal kitchen sink at Al Haymon. However, neither party is accusing Haymon of racketeering despite alleging that he & his associates are supposedly involved in illegal business activity?

A look at Golden Boy’s Sherman Antitrust & Clayton Act lawsuit against Al Haymon

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Association of Boxing Commissions has petitioned the US Attorney General to investigate Al Haymon for alleged violations of the Muhammad Ali Act. Golden Boy has now sued Al Haymon over alleged violations of both the Sherman & Clayton Antitrust Acts.

Association of Boxing Commissions letter lays out a plan on how to go after Al Haymon

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Association of Boxing Commission is publicly asking for an investigation into alleged violations of the Muhammad Ali Act by boxing magnate Al Haymon.

Pacquiao shows you can fight in Nevada with broken feet, torn rotator cuffs, “broken skulls”

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Manny Pacquiao fought with a torn rotator cuff against Floyd Mayweather. And now he’s getting sued. Where’s the heat on the Nevada State Athletic Commission?

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