Sexual harassment possibly behind resignation

15rounds.com’s Michael Swann has reported the reason behind California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Armando Garcia’s resignation is sexual harrasment.

Garcia’s office has reportedly already been cleared out and he had the option of resigning or be fired.

The sexual harassment claim was filed by office technician Lily Galvez.

Swann also reports on Garica allegedly violating the 1996 Professional Boxing Act, collecting travel claim advances, accepting gifts, and informing outside sanctioning body representatives of fight scores in the middle of the bouts.

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Chute Boxe trainer is victim of homicide

It has been reported that Osmar Fernandes Dias, an instructor at the famed Chute Boxe Academy, was shot three times while leaving the academy early Tuesday morning in Curitiba, Brazil.

Dias’ trained some of the best fighters to ever come out of Chute Boxe. The Rua brothers and Wanderlei Silva learned their crafts under the late Dias, as well as Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Fabricio Werdum.

Xicão Joly who was a close friend to Dias stated, “We’ve heard it was an attempted assault, but right now no one knows the dettails”

Along with leaving a slew of fighters at the academy, Dias was also a family man according to Joly.

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The Couture’s – MMA’s First Family

Ryan, Kim, & Randy Couture - MMA's First Family

by:  Jack Bratcher

Friday, November 7th saw the MMA amateur debut of Ryan Couture, son of the UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Ryan defeated Ricky Perez (1-1) with a triangle choke submission in round one at a West Coast Fight Club event in Bellingham, Washington.

Ryan Couture used to train at the West Coast Fight Club before moving to Vegas almost a year ago and his former coach and promoter of the event, Cody Houston, had originally invited Ryan up to Washington just to be a spectator at the event.

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Dan Henderson on PRO MMA Radio

Get over to Pro MMA Radio right now. Host, Larry Pepe is breaks down the Lesnar vs. Couture fight as well as the entire UFC 91 card that will take place this Saturday night.

Pep will then report on everything going on in the world of MMA from this past week and then to top it all off, former PRIDE champion and current UFC fighter, Dan Henderson will be on Pro MMA Radio’s Toe-to-Toe segment with an exclusive interview.

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Japan MMA – Valkyrie 1 Results

The Valkyrie 1, all female MMA event took place November 8, at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. SmackGirl champion, Yuka Tsuji fought the SmackGirl Cinderella tournament winner, V Hajime. The fight results are as follows: Mamiko Mizoguchi fought Sakura Nakamura to a Draw Madoka Ebihara defeated Akiko Naito via Submission(armbar) in Rd. 1 Roxanne … Read more

Canadian MMA – XMMA 6: House Of Pain – results

The Xtreme MMA 6:  House of Pain card took place November 8, at the Colisee de Laval in Montreal, Canada and was broadcasted live on The Fight Network.

The fight results are as follows:
Micheal Clark defeats Alex Lafond via Submission (guillotine) in Rd. 1
Francois Hache Lacombe defeats Nicolas Pariseau via Submission (kneebar) in Rd. 1
John Makdessi defeats Dan Dechaine via TKO in Rd. 1
Michel Gagnon defeats Gabriel Lavallee via Submission(guillotine) in Rd. 1
Mike Ricci defeats Rory McDonell via TKO in Rd. 2
Mark Holst defeats Antoine Coutu via TKO in Rd. 1

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War Gods: Do Or Die – results

Lavar Johnson

War Gods:  Do or Die took place November 8, at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California.

The event featured EliteXC veteran John Reedy who pulled off a first round submission victory.

You have to hand it to War Gods for having one of the most creative names in the business.

The fight results are as follows:
Lavar Johnson defeated Sean Souza via KO in Rd. 1
Brian Cobb defeated Marcus Levesser via Submission(RNC) in Rd. 2
Dusty Arden defeated Joey Armstrong via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Cash defeated Liron Wilson via Unanimous Decision

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CSAC Executive Officer Resigns

by: Matt De La Rosa

It has been reported that Armando Garcia has resigned as the California State Athletic Commission’s Executive Officer.

The agenda for the next CSAC meeting shows the resignation to be the fifth order of business.

Garcia, a former Florida boxing referee, served as the Executive Officer for over three years, beating out 75 other candidates for the position back in 2005.

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Jim Rome talks WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown

by:  Jack Bratcher

The MMA world has fought tooth and nail for years to be taken seriously as a legitimate sport. Much of it boils down to a slow, steady, and deliberate education process.

ESPN’s Jim Rome talked about the WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown fight Thursday on his sports talk show, Jim Rome is Burning.

Jim Rome is as legitimate as it gets when it comes to mainstream sports coverage. He has a loyal following of dedicated listeners that take their sports very serious.

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