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 >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Nevada to Require All Fighters to Partake in Brain Health Testing

  • 6 days ago
  • 10 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission will require all fighters in Nevada to partake in regular brain health testing, making it the first sport to track brain fitness. read news >>

Shinji Nishimura aiming to bring Pancrase to Las Vegas in 2017

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Pancrase executive Shinji Nishimura has big plans for the 23-year-old MMA promotion, including a goal of holding an event in Las Vegas next year.Filed under: News read news >>