- 2 years ago
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When it comes to the regulatory duties of state athletic commissions, trust is a tricky thing.
MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin has been one of the more vocal critics when it comes to what the commissions could be doing better, especially in relation to performance-enhancing drugs.
In the latest installment of "Ask the Fight Doc," Dr. Benjamin explains why improvement isn't always an easy thing, especially when so many conflicts are often built into the process.
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- 2 years ago
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This past week, the California State Athletic Commission issued a one-year suspension and $2,500 fine to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos for failing a Dec. 17 drug test.
Santos is denying she knowingly took the banned substance stanozolol and blames it on a dietary supplement she used.
In our latest "Ask the Fight Doc" segment, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin examines the excuse and explains why the drug is a popular choice among female weight-restricted athle read news >>
- 3 years ago
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This past week the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued pro MMA fighter Jessica Rakoczy a fine and suspension - and also overturned her recent win - for failing a post-fight drug test.
Her offense? Taking a painkiller for back pain and not alerting officials.
In his latest installment of "Ask the Fight Doc," MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin explains why commissions must take a hard stance against all banned substances, even in cases such as Rakoczy's in which the fi read news >>
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 >>
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 >>
- 2 months ago
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The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board suspended a total of 10 fighters, including six who drew indefinite terms, following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 45 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 5 months ago
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Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe Management responds to the California State Athletic Commission ruling in their dispute with UFC star Ronda Rousey. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey has been embroiled in a legal dispute with her former representatives at Fight Tribe Management. This week the California State Athletic Commission ruled, severing Rousey from Fight Tribe for fight management, but leaving unresolved any disputes about sponsorship issues. Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe was not happ read news >>
- 5 months ago
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The California State Athletic Commission has terminated the fight-manager deal between Ronda Rousey and Fight Tribe Management. Phase one of the battle between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Fight Tribe Management is over, with Rousey landing the first blow. The California State Athletic Commission held a hearing to determine if Rousey could actually terminate her contract with Fight Tribe after the two sides ended up at odds. Sherdog has the information on the decision: Acco read news >>
The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission on Tuesday released the Shogun vs. Sonnen fighter salaries with Alistair Overeem, who lost, towering over the main event fighters on the payroll. read news >>
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the World Series of Fight 3: Fitch vs. Burkman 2 gate and attendance figures on Friday. read news >>
A meeting of state athletic commissions next month could determine whether combat sports regulators adopt the World Anti- Doping Agency's more relaxed rules regarding testing for marijuana. That, in turn, could be good news for some MMA fighters. read news >>