Source: Georgia Commission’s Andy Foster to be Named CSAC Executive Director


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Andy Foster will become the new executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, Sherdog.com confirmed Tuesday with a source close to the situation.

An official announcement on the matter is expected to come shortly. Foster was appointed as the executive director of the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission in 2008 and has held that office ever since, previously serving as the regulatory body’s head mixed martial arts referee. Additionally, Foster plays an active role within the Association of Boxing Commissions, serving as the ABC’s Region 2 director, as well as participating in a number of the ABC’s committees.

Prior to his career as a regulator, Foster competed in amateur boxing, kickboxing and grappling, as well as professional mixed martial arts, racking up a 9-2 record. He last competed in 2007 for defunct promotion BodogFight.

The CSAC’s executive director position was left vacant after George Dodd resigned in July. Kathi Burns briefly served as interim executive director before reportedly taking another position at the Office of Legal Affairs.

view original article >>

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 42 views

The head of the CSAC, Andy Foster, spoke with MMAmania.com regarding the unusually high number of 10-8 rounds scored in the UFC on FOX 12 prelim fight between Cummins and Kingsbury. The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has seen its share of head-scratching decisions over and over again, especially in the last few years. Even in a fight where most feel the victor was deserving of the judges' decision, a scorecard will be read that leaves almost everyone speechless. Opposing fighters each getting read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 12 views

The California State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to all the fighters on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 card, with nearly a dozen getting terms longer than the minimum.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 53 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is moving forward with its actions against retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, the UFC's home governing body is waiting to find out if the former light heavyweight and middleweight contender will appeal its ruling. The NSAC sent Sonnen its complaint on June 27. Per the commission's regulations, Sonnen has up to 20 days (which, in this case, would be up until July 17) to respond. From there, he would either accept read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 24 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight competitor Vitor Belfort licensure to compete in the State of Nevada. He is expected to face Chris Weidman on December 6 in Las Vegas. Vitor Belfort is once again licensed to compete in the State of Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously granted the former UFC light-heavyweight champion licensure to fight in Nevada if the Brazilian agreed to three non-negotiable conditions. Firstly, the fight would not take place bef read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 19 views

After appearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission seeking re-licensure to compete following a failed drug test, Vitor Belfort has been approved for a conditional license to return to mixed martial arts. The hearing was aired live on UFC Fight Pass. The conditions of his license were threefold: He will submit to random enhanced drug testing at the NSAC's discretion, he will only fight in Nevada upon his return and his return will not come before December of 2014. Belfort has been one of read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 27 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a two-year suspension and other punishments to now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a pair of failed UFC 175 drug tests.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 14 views

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen. Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine. He is required to pay the costs of his drug testing program and for the costs (hotel, flight) of bringing in the NSAC laboratory expert. Sonnen also must work with the commission on educating other fighters under their jurisdiction. The commission meeting, which Bleacher Report attended in person, took place at the Grant read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 114 views

Following Wednesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing that suspended Chael Sonnen and granted Vitor Belfort a license to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 181, fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 313 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission put together a star-studded hearing Wednesday. Serial woman abuser (who moonlights two or three times a year as a boxer) Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was the biggest name in attendance. "Money" showed up to ask for the Commission's approval to move forward on starting his own boxing promotion: Mayweather Promotions. Logically, that should have resulted in serious questions regarding his history of out-of-the-ring violence (which most recently surfaced in May when hi read news >>