Archive: NSAC

Jan 23, 2014 6:31 am

Vitor Belfort Will Request TRT Use Exemption For Weidman Fight

Ever since it came out that the UFC was looking to hold the next middleweight title fight, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, in Las Vegas, all eyes have been on Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. More specifically, would he attempt to get a therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commision and...

Jan 14, 2014 6:17 am

UK Ref Calls For Change In MMA Rules

Rich Mitchell, a UK based ref, has made public a very specific gripe he has with the Unified Rules of MMA. As he posted on The Underground MMA Forum, To whom it may concern, I am a practicing referee on a major multinational promotion and a lifelong fan of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts....

Jan 11, 2014 2:07 pm

QUICK TWITT | Veteran Ref ‘Big’ John McCarthy Laughing His A$$ Off At Kizer Resignation

Veteran Mixed Martial Arts referee, ‘Big’ John McCarthy, hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Nevada’s Athletic Commission director, Keith Kizer. In fact, their bitter feud is so storied that, despite his unparalleled credentials, McCarthy doesn’t officiate in the state of Nevada. With news that Kizer was stepping down from his position, McCarthy took to...

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 19, 2013 8:48 am

REPORT: Chael Sonnen Did Not Have Emergency Colon Surgery Before UFC 167

Contrary to what was reported earlier by TSN.CA, Chael Sonnen Did not have emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 167. The Executive Director of The Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, has the scoop. “I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not...

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 26, 2013 9:32 am

Nevada Rep Explains Why Open Scoring Will Not Work In MMA

With all the recent scoring issues in Mixed Martial Arts, many have looked at an open scoring model to possibly repair today’s ongoing issue of erroneous judges decisions. Much like a basketball or baseball game, open scoring would allow everyone witnessing the contest (in this case, fighting) to visibly see each judges scorecards throughout the...

Nov 23, 2013 10:53 am

UFC 167 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, all of the athletes at UFC 167 were drug tested, and all came back negative for performance enhancing substances and substances of abuse. UFC 167 featured a headlining fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, with St. Pierre coming out victorious...

Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Opinion: NSAC and UFC Share Blame for Bad Judging

The result of this past weekend’s UFC 167 main event between George St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (15-2, 10-2 UFC) has been one of the most contentious decisions in the recent history of the sport. Most believe that Hendricks should have won the fight via a 48-47 score, and many believe that the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with 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 16, 2013 11:55 pm

Dana White Blasts GSP and NSAC During UFC 167 Post Fight Press Conference

On Saturday night at UFC 167, Georges St. Pierre successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Championship against challenger Johny Hendricks. At least, the judge’s think he did. The rest of the mixed martial arts community is currently in an uproar claiming that Johny Hendricks did enough to dethrone the champion. Even the UFC President Dana White...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

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...