Archive: NSAC

Jun 7, 2013 4:24 pm

Brian Bowles Fails UFC 160 Drug Test with 20-to-1 T/E Ratio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Brian Bowles was defeated by knock-out two weeks ago by George Roop at UFC 160. Following that loss, which was his second in a row, Bowles apparently failed his post-fight drug test horribly. According to an email sent to MMAmania.com from Keith Kizer, who is the Executive Director of the NSAC, Bowles failed...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...

Feb 12, 2013 12:07 pm

UFC NEWS | UFC Books MGM Grand For Memorial Day Show

UFC officials have booked the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to host their annual Memorial Day Pay-Per View event on May 25th, 2013. What is presumed to be UFC 160, is expected to feature a full card of 12 bouts, and could possibly be headlined by heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his...


Jan 8, 2013 12:10 pm

Overeem Licensed by NSAC, Set to Face “Bigfoot” Silva on February 2nd

The Reem is back! And the UFC 156 co-main event is saved! After a Tuesday hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem has finally been cleared and licensed to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event of UFC 156 on February 2nd. Overeem, who was stripped of his fighting license...

Dec 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC 156’s Alistair Overeem Applies for License from NSAC

“The Reem” is back…maybe. According to officials, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem applied today for his license to fight in Nevada in 2013. Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is already scheduled to do battle against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 156, which takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Event Center...

Nov 9, 2012 10:57 am

TUF 16 Coaches Pass Pre-Fight Drug Tests | MMA News

  Nice to finally see good news in the realm of MMA drug test results. TUF coaches Shane Carwin (12-2) and Roy Nelson (17-7) have both passed their pre-fight drug test for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale which is set to take place on December 15th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in...

Jul 2, 2012 5:22 pm

NSAC Discloses Full Amount OF Nick Diaz Fine | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis At UFC 143 Nick Diaz lost to Carlos Condit, making Condit the interim welterweight champion. After the fight, Diaz failed a drug test, testing positive for marijuana metabolites, and was fined 30% of his fight purse. In an interview today, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed that Diaz was fined more than...

May 22, 2012 7:16 am

Chael Sonnen Approved For TRT In Las Vegas | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chael Sonnen has been given the go-ahead by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the therapeutic use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) after a brief hearing in Las Vegas this past Monday. The scheduled bout between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will go on as planned at UFC...

Apr 15, 2012 1:04 pm

Dana White Breaks Silence On Overeem | Too Mad To Discuss Details

By Evan Stoumbelis: After Alistair Overeem failed his random screening for PED’s last week with elevated testosterone levels of 14:1 which exceeds the maximum ratio of 6:1 everyone has put forth their opinion, and there has been talk of who will be Overeem’s replacement should the NSAC not allow him to fight. The one man...