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 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

So Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva failed drug tests, shocked?

What started off as a great year has turned into a disappointing start to February. No Belfort vs. Weidman, Faber vs. Assuncao and now we are less than 24 hours from being notified that Nick Diaz failed a drug test for weed as well as Anderson Silva was on steroids. Let’s start with Nick Diaz. … Read more

Dana White calls B.S. on Wanderlei Silva’s retirement video

Remember the Wanderlei Silva “retirement video” he released last week blasting the UFC for low fighter pay and disrespecting its athletes? UFC President Dana White feels it was just meant as a distraction, knowing the Nevada State Athletic Commission was about to levy their punishment against him for evading a random drug test earlier this … Read more

NSAC penalizes Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier with fine and community service for August brawl

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has penalized UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones with a¬†$50,000 fine and 40 hours of community service for his part in a brawl with number one contender Daniel Cormier at a press conference¬†in Las Vegas last month. Jones’ community service must be performed in Las Vegas, according to the … Read more

Anderson Silva cashes in even in defeat, nets $600k at UFC 168

The UFC 168 payroll was released to by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva tops the list of payees. Silva , even in defeat, walked away with over half a million dollars. Chris Weidman didn’t do so bad as he banked $400,000 in his winning effort.

UFC 160 drug test results reveal elevated T/E ratio for Brian Bowles

Bowles vs Roop

In an email received earlier today Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission stated all the fighters from UFC 160 had tested negative during the screening process except for bantamweight Brian Bowles. Bowles registered a positive test of over 20-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Kizer advised a complaint was forthcoming

Velasquez and Dos Santos lead list of UFC 160 salaries

Velasquez vs Bigfoot

No surprise that main event winner and UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez walked away from UFC 160 with the biggest paycheck. Following closely was former heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos. Velasquez will see $400,000 deposited into his bank account and Dos Santos will add $240,000.

Tweetle Dee and Tweetle Dumb: Mark Hunt and the NSAC

How did you like Mark Hunt’s performance against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 this past weekend? He landed some hard shots against dos Santos, but dos Santos’ chin held up and he used his boxing and takedowns en route to what looked like was going to be a unanimous decision win — until dos he was able to land a spinning head kick and finish Hunt off with under a minute left in the fight.

Nick Diaz’s hope for judicial review of marijuana suspension goes up in smoke

A Las Vegas judge has denied UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s request for a judicial review of his 2012 suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana metabolites. resident attorney Brian Furby explains what the judge’s decision means and how the legalization of marijuana and medicinal marijuana laws may or may not affect the rules of state athletic commissions.