Judge and ref assignments announced for Mayweather vs. McGregor, 8 oz gloves approved

The Nevada State Athletic Commission met today on matters regarding the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor boxing match. From this meeting came the announcement that Robert Byrd would be refereeing to the tune of $25,000. That’s 25K for 12 rounds of boxing. The judges will be Burt Clements, Dave Moretti, and Guido Cavalleri who … Read more

Teamsters and Culinary Union call on Nevada to Reform State Athletic Commission

Teamsters Local 986 and the Culinary Union held a rally Thursday in Las Vegas calling for reform of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The rally was held outside the Grant Sawyer State Office Building at the same time NSAC held its regular monthly meeting. The two unions delivered a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval last … Read more

Nick Diaz to return to the UFC in 2016?

Nick Diaz UFC 158

It certainly looks like it could be a possibility according to Nick Diaz himself as he posted this  message to this Instagram account: Just spoke with my legal team at Campbell & Williams and talks with the NV athletic commission are going well.  We’re working hard with them to get this right.  Thanks for the … Read more

I got you babe: Nick Diaz finds support from pop icon Cher

When Nick Diaz got a 5-year suspension for a third marijuana offense in Nevada, the MMA world was outraged, especially since his opponent for that UFC 183 fight in January of this year was Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who tested positive for actual performance enhancers, drostanolone and androsterone, but only received a 1-year sentence. Ronda … Read more

Medical Cannabis Advocacy Groups Call For Boycott of Nevada State Athletic Commission Following Nick Diaz Ruling

I am a former Canadian Boxing Champion, retired professional boxer and mixed martial artist, prescribed medical cannabis patient, and a health and wellness advisor at the Shadow Mountain Medicinal Society. I am a prescribed patient of medical marijuana because of injuries suffered in my profession. I was prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication for years that hurt … Read more

Nick Diaz: ‘I’m the original Conor McGregor’

The fallout from Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and hefty fine levied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission continues. In an interview with MMA Fighting following Monday’s hearing, Diaz opened up about his past and told the story of how not long before his first fight his girlfriend had committed suicide and he would run seven miles … Read more

Joe Rogan slams NSAC for Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine for marijuana

Social media was aghast at the ruling handed down yesterday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) against Nick Diaz for failing a drug test for marijuana back in January. The commission considered a lifetime ban for Diaz who is coming off a decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 (the loss was overturned … Read more

Nick Diaz reacts to five-year suspension and $165,000 fine from NSAC (VIDEO)

Nick Diaz was suspended five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday for a failed drug test for marijuana in January when he fought Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Diaz was also fined 33 percent of his $500,000 fight purse which amounts to $165,000. It’s a harsh penalty but it was Diaz’s third … Read more

Steroids in the UFC: The video they hope you don’t see

Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer and former reigning light heavyweight champion, has never been known for his oratory eloquence. “The Iceman” became famous for being willing to get in any opponent’s face and take a few shots to give a few shots that more often than not resulted in him having his hand raised … Read more

Anderson Silva failed a second drug test?

If we are to believe a new report from MMA Junkie today, MMA/UFC GOAT Anderson Silva has been flagged for another positive drug test for banned substances according to multiple anonymous sources. This second positive test was administered, like the two previous, in relation to his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, … Read more