Category: California State Athletic Commission

CSAC Puts New Weight-Cutting Regulations Into Action

The California State Athletic Commission put its new set of weight-cutting regulations to the test when it held an initial weigh-in via FaceTime for UFC 214 on June 30—a full month before the event. The regulations, introduced by CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster at the Commission’s May 17 meeting, are a 10-point plan designed to combat…

Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumer Connection!

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled 51.3 million autos in the United States. The recalls included everything from defective ignition switches and steering wheels to acceleration issues and airbag and seatbelt defects. If you receive a recall notice, don’t ignore it. The winter 2016 issue of Consumer Connection walks you through what…

MMA Event Gets an Unintentional Promo From Hollywood

Mixed martial arts (MMA) and, specifically, the Bellator 170 event at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood on January 21, made headlines last week after gaining attention from an unlikely source–famed actress Meryl Streep. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Streep gave a politically charged acceptance speech, part of which was aimed at Donald Trump’s negative…

California State Athletic Commission Speaks Out Against Professional Boxing in 2016 Summer Olympics

California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) chairman, John Carvelli, expressed disappointment over the decision to allow professional boxers to compete against amateurs in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Read the entire news release here.

CSAC Green-Lights Vargas Title Fight

Thanks to a reprieve in April by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), boxer Francisco Vargas will get his first opportunity to defend his super-featherweight title June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson. After earning his World Boxing Council title and training in his native Mexico, Vargas tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol,…

WORLD’S ONLY PENSION FUND FOR PROFESSIONAL BOXERS IS LOOKING FOR CLAIMANTS

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) is on a quest to find former professional boxers who may be eligible to receive their fair share of a pension fund exceeding $5 million. Read the news release here.

The Fight Against Extreme Weight Cutting

The practice of extreme weight cutting in combat sports—when mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and boxers drastically lose weight before a fight in order to compete in a certain weight class—has become a chief concern of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which regulates combat sports statewide. Weight cutting—often achieved through drastic dehydration—has landed fighters…

Latest Consumer Connection Magazine Highlights New Medical Marijuana Bureau

The first issue of 2016 is out, and it’s packed with great information. Last year, the passage of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act added another new regulatory entity—the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation—under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Although it doesn’t officially open its doors until 2018, the…

State Opposes Professional Boxing in 2016 Olympics

The California State Athletic Commission responds in opposition to International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) decision to allow professional boxers to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Read the press release here.

Cutting Weight and Dehydration Summit: Hosted by the California State Athletic Commission

In the world of combat sports, the practice of cutting weight and dehydrating is not a new phenomenon.  There is a right and wrong way to cut weight.  With proper training, nutrition and patience, a competitor can reduce their body weight in a healthy manner without the potentially catastrophic results of excessive and rapid weight loss.…

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