Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

January 11, 2014 10:38 am by Derek Langhorn

Keith Kizer, the man who served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for almost eight years, has decided to step down from his role as the head of one of the most powerful and controversial athletic commission in the United States.

“I’ve enjoyed my time with the commission, but it’s time to move on,” Kizer told Las Vegas Review Journal. “It’s time to go back to being an attorney.”

He went on to say “when they asked me to serve in 2006, it was with the idea of a five-year commitment. So I stayed a little longer, and I leave with no hard feelings.”

Kizer has been criticized for many of his decisions in the past, with UFC president Dana White being one of the most vocally critical of Kizer and the NSAC. Even so, NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar affirmed that Kizer was not forced out of his position.

“I won’t deny there were some challenges, and we were working together to address those challenges,” Aguilar said. “But I can assure you Keith was not pressured into his decision.”

The NSAC is currently looking to replace their now former executive director.

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