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NSAC to Adopt Early Weigh-In Policy for UFC 200

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), the USA’s leading sports body, has given the green light for earlier weigh-ins for the UFC’s International Fight Week in the lead up to UFC 200. UFC fighters were first introduced to early weigh-ins earlier in June at UFC 199 in Inglewood, California. Show More Summary

Top boxing regulator balks at earlier weigh-ins

The California State Athletic Commission and other state commissions have already approved earlier weigh-ins and the Nevada Athletic Commission is testing the idea, the reasoning being to allow additional time for fighters to rehydrate. Show More Summary

Jon Jones' camp tries, fails to oust referee John McCarthy from UFC 200 main event

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently assigned its judges and referee for the upcoming UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) championship main event, which takes place on Sat., July 9, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But...Show More Summary

NSAC approves early weigh-ins for International Fight Week events, including UFC 200

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a proposal from the UFC to institute early weigh-ins for the three-event “International Fight Week.”Filed under: News, UFC

NSAC names officials for Cormier vs. Jones, Tate vs. Nunes, Aldo vs. Edgar, other UFC 200 week bouts

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today named referees and judges for some of the biggest fights the week of UFC 200.Filed under: News, UFC

Promoters request November 19 for Kovalev-Ward, September 17 for Canelo return

The next meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be held on Tuesday. The business at hand includes requests from promoters for fight dates. Main Events and Roc Nation have requested the date of November 19 to promote a … Continue reading ? The post Promoters request November 19 for Kovalev-Ward, September 17 for Canelo return appeared first on Boxing News.

The Time Muhammad Ali Stopped a Man from Leaping to His Death

3 weeks agoSports : Slate: Sports

On Oct. 2, 1980, Larry Holmes humiliated Muhammad Ali in a matchup billed as “The Last Hurrah.” Though the 38-year-old Ali had flunked a pre-fight neurological exam, the Nevada State Athletic Commission licensed him anyway. Ali’s corner stopped the fight after 10 rounds; Holmes cried in an interview afterwards, seeming to regret the beatdown. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 88 medical suspensions: Caraway, Burkman, Collier could be out 6 months

The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed medical suspensions to 11 fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event, and three of them could be out of action for up to six months.Filed under: News, UFC

NSAC suspends Diego Brandao nine months, takes 30 percent of UFC 195 purse for USADA failure

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today suspended former UFC featherweight Diego Brandao for nine months and fined him 30 percent of his UFC 195 purse for a positive marijuana test conducted by UFC anti-doping partner USADA.Filed under: News, UFC

Cleveland Clinic: Influential politicians, MMA executives align to raise awareness for traumatic brain injuries

At Tuesday's press conference on Capitol Hill, Dr. Charles Bernick, associate director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, announced the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be adopting the "C3" test, which will track brain function in fighters. Show More Summary

UFC 197 injuries and medical suspensions: Jon Jones faced with potential six-month sit

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions on Tuesday for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 197, which took place last Sat. night (April 23, 2016) inside MGM...Show More Summary

Officials chosen for Canelo-Khan assignment

2 months agoSports / Boxing : Bad Left Hook

Officials for the the Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan fight have been selected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including referee Kenny Bayless. Canelo Alvarez's May 7th middleweight title defense against Amir Khan has all of its officials selected for the main event. Show More Summary

UFC 196 drug tests come back clean, headliners and co-headliners included

Drug-test results have cleared the fighters who competed at this month’s UFC 196 event, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission and UFC officials.Filed under: News, UFC

Rousimar Palhares Ignores NSAC Suspension and WSOF by Signing to Fight in Italy

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports You may be surprised to hear that Rousimar Palhares has signed a deal to fight for fledgling Italian MMA promotion Venator FC in May. The Nevada State Athletic Commission and [former?] contract-owners World...Show More Summary

UFC 197: Daniel Cormier registers formal complaint after Herb Dean named referee for Jon Jones rematch

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently handed out referee and judging assignments for the light heavyweight championship rematch between division titleholder Daniel Cormier and ex-champion Jon Jones, which is set to pop off...Show More Summary

Zab Judah and Promoter Suspended for Submitting Falsified Licensing Documentation

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The day before his comeback fight, former world champion Zab Judah and his promotor Roy Englebrecht were suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for “providing the commission with false licensing...Show More Summary

UFC 196 injuries, medical suspensions: Conor McGregor avoids time out, clear to compete at UFC 200

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions on Monday for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 196, which took place last Saturday night (March 5, 2016) insideShow More Summary

Conor McGregor to Draw First $1 Million Disclosed Purse in UFC History

UFC superstar Conor McGregor will make promotion history Saturday night as he receives the first $1 million disclosed purse when he takes on Nate Diaz. Brett Okamoto of ESPN provided the payout details from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor will take home $1 million purse to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 196

Break out your best Dr. Evil voice because the disclosed purse for mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation Conor McGregor at UFC 196 is an estimated $1 million, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and as reported by ESPN. McGregor, 19-2, talks a lot about how much he likes the color of money and right about now he must be seeing all green. Show More Summary

As Conor McGregor's foe, Nate Diaz has all the attention he wants

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Diaz brothers undoubtedly test the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, yet they continue to find themselves in big fights. Months after the Nevada State Athletic Commission slapped welterweight Nick Diaz with an extended suspension following a third positive test for marijuana,...

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