Archive: CSAC

Feb 19, 2015 5:00 am

CSAC Reduces Rob Emerson’s Suspension

The California State Athletic Commission has reduced Rob Emerson’s suspension from 270 days to just 5 months. The Bellator Bantamweight standout reported the news to BJPENN.com just hours ago: “Well they (CSAC) dropped the suspension down to 5 months instead of the original 9, which will allow me to fight after the end of this...

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 5, 2014 5:00 am

California Suspends, Fines Four Bellator 127 Fighters

The California State Athletic Commission has formally suspended, and fined, four Bellator 127 drug test violators for the use of banned substances during competition. Bellator 127 took place on October 3, from the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ultimate Fighter/UFC vet Rob Emerson (pictured) was fined $2,500.00 and suspended 270 days. Nick Moghaddam was fined $1,000.00 and...

Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Vitor Belfort Hasn’t Been Tested By Nevada Since Last Hearing

Despite the ramped up drug testing in the last few months, it turns out Vitor Belfort hasn’t been drug tested by the NSAC since his hearing in July, where the commission agreed to license Belfort to fight Chris Weidman. The failed drug test earlier this summer was the second Belfort’s career, leaving many to wonder...


Apr 5, 2014 10:52 am

Former manager: Rousey refused to honor legal and moral obligations

California State Athletic Commission director Andy Foster recently ruled that the ‘fight-portion’ of the contract between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and the management group Fight Tribe was not valid. Under California Business and Professions Code §18640, the CSAC has the “sole direction, management, control of and jurisdiction” of fighter management contract disputes in...

Apr 4, 2014 9:40 am

Rousey Contract Ruled Invalid By CSAC – Released From Management Deal

By Evan Stoumbelis Last week Ronda Rousey entered arbitration with the CSAC for a contract with her management company Fight Tribe Management. Rousey wanted out of her contract, however Fight Tribe said she was obligated to fulfill her contract. As a result Fight Tribe filed for arbitration for an uninvolved 3rd party to determine whether...

Aug 12, 2013 2:21 pm

WSOF 4 Payouts: Headliner Tyrone Spong Tops Salaries With $31K

This past Saturday, World Series of Fighting put on their fourth event in Ontario, California at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The payouts and salaries have just been made public today by the California State Athletic Commission and, as expected, Tyrone Spong is the top earner at $31,000. Gerald Harris and Ray Sefo weren’t far...

Jun 13, 2013 11:08 am

Chael Sonnen on Jim Rome: I took TRT “To Get an Edge”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Media favorite and UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen hit the news waves once again as he joined Jim Rome on his show to discuss several topics surrounding the UFC, MMA, and, of course, the controversial topic of TRT use in the sport. Sonnen, who is never one to shy away from...

Jun 12, 2013 9:47 am

TRT Disallowed in California

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The California State Athletic Commission could be changing the mixed martial arts world dramatically, as it has placed a temporary ban on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with a decision Monday.   In an 8-hour meeting, one of the items discussed was a new proposed...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...