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.