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.

An unknown number of commission-hired employees reported to sherdog.com about Garcia’s impending resignation. However, details for the reasons behind the exit have not been given.

Garcia’s tenure will be remembered for the regulation of MMA in the Golden State, leading to one of the most attended cards in North American history, Strikeforce’s Shamrock vs. Gracie back in March 2006.

Undoubtedly, he will also be remembered in the minds of fans for the Sean Sherk suspension back in the summer of 2007 following UFC 73. Both Sherk, and his opponent, Hermes Franca were suspended for steroid usage.

The resignation will be made official at the CSAC meeting in Los Angeles on November 18th.

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