640 Search Results for NSAC

Oct 2, 2017 9:01 am

NSAC reacts to Conor McGregor’s “disappointing” complaints about Mayweather stoppage

Back in August, Conor McGregor stepped through the ropes to battle boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor did better than most onlookers expected, but ultimately came up short, succumbing to 10th round punches dealt by his foe. Initially, McGregor seemed to be in pretty good spirits about the whole affair. As time has passed, however,...

Sep 18, 2017 10:56 am

NSAC director: judge Adalaide Byrd to get “small break” after controversial Canelo-GGG scoring

Over the weekend, combat sports headlines were dominated by a blockbuster boxing match between stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which resulted in a thrilling – if debatable – split draw. Unfortunately, many of the headlines that emerged post-fight were negative. Many of those negative headlines surrounded a truly baffling score from ring-side judge...

Sep 17, 2017 2:41 pm

NSAC director defends Adalaide Byrd’s controversial 118-110 score for Canelo

Last night, boxing stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and “GGG” Gennady Golovkin finally stepped into the ring together. The fight was everything we hoped for, as the two brilliant fighters swapped heavy artillery for twelve exciting rounds. Unfortunately, the fight’s outcome was quite controversial. Though the consensus seems to be that Golovkin did enough to win,...

Mar 30, 2017 11:50 am

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor gets a step closer with NSAC fine paid off

Exactly like Conor McGregor said he was going to do, he went to Las Vegas to meet with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to negotiate his fine so he could apply to get his boxing license in the state and move forward with putting together the fight against Floyd Mayweather. “I love the Vegas...

Mar 22, 2017 1:48 pm

NSAC chairman suggests second hearing for Nate Diaz regarding water bottle incident

On Wednesday, Conor McGregor saved a lot of money after his second hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The second hearing was for the water bottle war that took place between McGregor and team Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. McGregor was initially served a $75,000 fine along with a...

Mar 7, 2017 10:16 am

NSAC Director Bob Bennet: 10-8 round for Woodley is “unacceptable”

This past weekend, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defended his UFC welterweight title for the second time as he picked up a majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in a rather controversial performance. While Woodley was awarded the majority decision, there were many, including UFC President Dana White, who believe that Thompson won the...

Feb 15, 2017 9:18 am

NSAC willing to grant McGregor license to host Mayweather superfight in Vegas

In 2016, Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in California, but denied one by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At the time, it was explained that McGregor’s lack of professional boxing experience was the reason he had been denied a license in Nevada. Despite that, talks of a potential Floyd Mayweather superfight continued to...

Dec 26, 2016 8:44 am

Statements from NSAC and UFC on Cain Velasquez’s removal from UFC 207

If you’re a Cain Velasquez fan, your Christmas Eve was likely dealt a significant blow this year. As Santa Clause geared up for another trip around the planet, we learned that the former heavyweight champion had been pulled from his planned UFC 207 bout with fellow former champ and recent foil Fabricio Werdum. In the...

Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm

NSAC director Bob Bennett confirms Cain Velasquez off UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his upcoming UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum just days before the fight due to medical reasons. While Velasquez was quick to refute the reports, stating that as far as he knew, the fight was still on, NSAC director...

Dec 9, 2016 5:55 am

Jon Jones reaches deal with NSAC, can fight again in July

Good news for Jon Jones fans. The former light heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound great has reached an agreement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). He has been suspended for one year. Because this suspension is retroactive to July 7, 2016, he’ll be able to fight again on July 7 of the coming year. This suspension...

Dec 7, 2016 12:36 pm

Nick Diaz & NSAC reach agreement, Diaz cleared to fight again immediately

Despite the fact that Nick Diaz celebrated the end of his shortened suspension earlier this year, the eldest Diaz brother hadn’t returned to the Octagon due to the fact that he had yet to pay his fine to the NSAC. The failure to pay his fine resulted in Diaz being barred from cornering his brother...

Oct 12, 2016 12:05 pm

VIDEO | Should Conor McGregor be thankful his NSAC fine was only $150,000?

“I get fined more than these bums get paid,” tweeted UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor on Monday following his hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). I get fined more than these bums get paid — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2016 McGregor is basically right. Most fighters that compete in the UFC aren’t making...

Oct 10, 2016 1:38 pm

Conor McGregor reacts to $150,000 fine from NSAC

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled a stiff penalty on Conor McGregor for his involvement in the water bottle fiasco at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference at the MGM Grand. The incident involved Team McGregor and Team Nate Diaz in an object-throwing war with press getting caught in the middle of it...

Oct 10, 2016 11:07 am

Conor McGregor handed stiff penalties from NSAC for UFC 202 water bottle war

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had his hearing with the Nevada State Atheletic Commission (NSAC) on Monday for the UFC 202 water bottle war against Nate Diaz and his team during the pre-fight press conference. McGregor will have to open up his wallet for the incident after the NSAC ordered that McGregor pay a $150,000...

Oct 5, 2016 2:17 pm

Jon Jones NSAC hearing postponed

It looks as though the MMA community will have to wait longer for the return of pound for pound kingpin, interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. After it was revealed last month that Jones would be appearing in front of the NSAC on October 10th along with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, who could be...

Sep 22, 2016 2:13 pm

Jon Jones, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor get dates for NSAC hearing

Thursday afternoon, news broke that the NSAC had scheduled disciplinary hearings for Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news, which revealed that the trio would be having a hearing on October 10th. Per Bob Bennett of NSAC, McGregor/Diaz (water bottles) and Jones (failed test) hearings are all scheduled for...

Sep 14, 2016 11:57 am

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid NSAC fine, suspension upheld

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid off his fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so don’t expect him to fight until he does. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, spoke with Damon Martin of FOX Sports and discussed the matter of Diaz’s suspension status and the financial matters holding him...

Sep 7, 2016 9:55 pm

NSAC will not penalize Nate Diaz for potential CBD pen

In the main event of UFC 202, Stockton superstar Nate Diaz squared off against Conor McGregor in a highly anticipated welterweight showdown. McGregor and Diaz went the distance, putting on what many believe to be one of the best fights of all time. Following the fight, Nate Diaz appeared at the UFC 202 post-fight press...

Sep 7, 2016 6:16 am

NSAC releases McGregor and Diaz drug tests results from UFC 202

“Everybody’s on steroids.” Those were the accusatory words infamously uttered by Nate Diaz in the buildup to his UFC 196 submission win over Conor McGregor. As it turns out, however, Diaz’s claim is not accurate. While steroid abuse is certainly a real problem in MMA, neither he nor McGregor are using them. So no, not...

Aug 23, 2016 9:03 am

Brock Lesnar’s temporary suspension extended by NSAC

In the wake of UFC 202, the NSAC has ruled to officially extend Brock Lesnar’s temporary suspension. Lesnar, who defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision on the main card of UFC 200, failed an out of competition drug test prior to the fight, as well as a fight night drug test. This led Mark Hunt...

Aug 18, 2016 3:46 pm

NSAC stops Nick Diaz from cornering Nate Diaz at UFC 202

When Nate Diaz steps into the Octagon to square off against Conor McGregor Saturday night in the main event of UFC 202, he will once again not have his brother Nick in his corner. While Nick has been unable to corner his brother in his last 2 fights given that he was serving a suspension...

Aug 17, 2016 2:57 pm

NSAC reacts to Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz altercation

Wednesday afternoon at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, the event was cut short after the Diaz brothers stormed the event with their entire team and began throwing water bottles at Conor McGregor. McGregor responded by grabbing various items from the stage, including Monster Energy cans, and throwing them back at the Diaz brothers while...

Aug 10, 2016 8:28 pm

Brock Lesnar’s case put on agenda at next NSAC meeting, Jon Jones left out

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test, there has been much speculation as to when Lesnar would appear in front of the NSAC regarding his case. In addition, many are wondering when former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will appear in front of the NSAC...

Jul 24, 2016 12:01 pm

Chael Sonnen claims he holds an NSAC record

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen claims he holds a Nevada State Athletic Commission record. A Brock Lesnar fan took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Sonnen for Chael’s comments regarding Brock Lesnar’s failed USADA drug test at UFC 200. Sonnen responded to the fan with the following information: 6....

Jul 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test repercussions could go beyond NSAC

With the news of Brock Lesnar failing two drug tests for his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, one out-of-competition, and one fight night, many are wondering what the repercussions will be for the former heavyweight champ. Given the precedent set by the NSAC in the past, many are expecting Lesnar to be fined and...

Jul 18, 2016 11:08 am

NSAC extends Jon Jones’ temporary suspension, tests positive for clomiphene and letrozole

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) held a hearing on the extension of temporary suspension for Jon Jones on Monday following Jones’ potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. The hearing finally revealed the substances that Jones tested positive for that came from a June 16 out-of-competition sample. According to ESPN, Jones tested “positive for clomiphene, which is...

Jul 18, 2016 9:46 am

NSAC confirms Jon Jones tested positive for anti-estrogen substance

UFC 200 took a huge turn just days prior to the event taking place when it was revealed that Jon Jones was pulled from the card for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. While news of Jones’ violation was known, the banned substances that Jones tested positive for was not released. However, Chael Sonnen and Rashad...