Archive: nevada state athletic commission

Jan 10, 2015 11:21 am

Weidman Drug Test Results Are In

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was randomly drug tested by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on November 21, 2014, and his results have come back clean for any banned substances. CSAC Executive Officer, Andy Foster, informed MMAMania.com of the good news yesterday. The “All-American” will square off with Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort in the...

Jan 8, 2015 3:48 pm

NSAC blames oversight for Jones Testing Fiasco

A lot of questions still remain unanswered regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones positive test for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on December 4, 30 days before his UFC 182 title fight with Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. One of the more frequent questions being asked is: When did Jones and his team find...

Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm

White On TRT Ban: ‘We Follow Nevada’

After today’s announcement of the ground breaking decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban testosterone replacement therapy outright, Brett Okamoto, of ESPN, reached out to UFC president Dana White via Twitter and received the following reply: “Dana White via text: It’s a great day in the sport! I applaud NSAC. TRT needed to...

Jan 29, 2014 2:51 pm

Nevada Athletic Commission Doc Says Belfort Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Use TRT

“If we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone has used PED’s in the past, they will not get an exemption,” said Dr. Timothy Trainor concerning the licensing of Vitor Belfort (above).  “No, no way.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort has a fight lined up, which means that the MMA world...

Jan 17, 2014 8:48 am

So you want a job? Check out the listing for Keith Kizer’s Replacement

Have you ever dreamed of fixing the mess that is the Nevada State Athletic Commission? Well, here is your chance! Keith Kizer’s position as executive director of the NSAC is up for grabs after he suddenly quit. The job offers an annual salary of $97,901 plus benefits, not a bad gig if you ask me....

Jan 11, 2014 10:38 am

Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

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...

Dec 9, 2013 12:56 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Drug Test Results: All Fighters Cleared

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which took place November 30 in Las Vegas, saw Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth crowned as the two “TUF 18” champions, as well as a spectacular knockout win for lightweight fighter Nate Diaz (shown above). The Nevada State Athletic Director has released the results from its post-fight drug screening, and...

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Nov 19, 2013 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...

Nov 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Mario Yamasaki Believes Hendricks Dominated GSP, Thinks NSAC Should Make Changes

  The cloud of controversy that surrounds Saturday’s UFC 167 main event fight between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and Georges “Rush” St. Pierre has not yet lifted. St. Pierre ended up the victor of the fight, but the majority of media members and fighters thought Hendricks deserved to get the win. Mario Yamasaki, the referee...

Nov 6, 2013 8:39 am

Keith Kizer Explains Why Throwing In The Towel Is a Foul for NSAC

“It’s still something that we want to have as a foul,” Nevada State Athletic Commission Athletic Director, Keith Kizer, explained about throwing in the towel, “because it could be a situation where somebody does it in such a way that distracts the fighters, a fighter could get hurt.  One fighter sees the towel go in,...

Sep 9, 2013 11:08 am

Team Hendricks & The NSAC Agree, GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Raise Red Flags

  UFC welterweight title contender, Johny Hendricks, was accused last week of refusing to partake in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s enhanced drug screening leading up to his title fight against welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in November.  Now, Hendricks’ team has come out explaining why they refused VADA.  The main reason, it seems, is that the...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...