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Rafael Cavalcante Fails Drug Test, Suspended for a Year

Written on June 16, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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In addition to a one-year suspension, the CSAC issued Cavalcante a $2,500 fine.

Strikeforce’s former champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for testing positive for a banned substance, after his win against Mike Kyle, last month in the concluded “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” event.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett, Granted Conditional Fighter’s License by CSAC

Written on March 06, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett, passes urine drug test, allowed to fight in Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Strikeforce Heavyweight fighter Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett, was granted a conditional fighters license by the California State Athletic Commission on Monday. He passed a random urine drug test and has been allowed to fight Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final in San Jose, California. The fight will be held on May 19, 2012.

Barnett, was denied a license back in 2009, after failing a pre-drug test for his scheduled fight against Fedor Emelianenko at the “Affliction: Trilogy” show. He is fortunate to be given another chance by the CSAC, after also testing positive for a banned substance in 2002, where he was stripped of his UFC heavyweight title and kicked out of UFC.

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Chael Sonnen’s Indefinite Suspension is Over

Written on June 30, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The CSAC has lifted Chael Sonnen's indefinite suspension. However, the fighter is still required to face the commission if he wants to get a second license.

California State Athletic Commission’s indefinite suspension for one-time middleweight contender – Chael Sonnen – comes to an end last Tuesday. In relation to this, the fighter’s manager – Mike Roberts – said that a meeting today in Las Vegas will reevaluate the direction of the fighter’s career.

CSAC suspended Chael Sonnen indefinitely last May due to his inconsistent statements in a December 2010 appeal for a one-year suspension. The one-year suspension, which was later halved to six months, was issued in relation to his positive post-UFC 117 drug test result. Following that, Chael Sonnen was charged of money laundering. Hence, the decision sacked a job offer for Chael Sonnen to coach opposite Michael Bisping at The Ultimate Fighter season 14. In lieu of him is the latest UFC talent, Jayson “Mayhem” Miller.

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CSAC Ruled Miura vs DeJesus a ‘No Decision’

Written on June 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After an appeal filed to the California State Athletic Commission, the Tachi Palace Fights bout between Russ Miura and Isaac DeJesus has been motioned to “no decision.”

After Isaac DeJesus tested positive for Marijuana following his bout against Russ Miura at Tachi Palace Fights, the latter’s management team made an appeal last May 6 at the California State Athletic Commission. Then on Monday, the CSAC made the ruling to ‘No Decision’.

CSAC executive – George Dodd – explained that because the Tachi Palace Fights tournament had taken place, they could not rule a bout to no contest. Hence, the commission opted to call the bout a No Decision. Under Section 386 of the California Code of Regulations, the commission can overturn the decision in a fight. Based on the recently amended rules, a bout can be overturned in case a participant tested positive for a banned substance.

Fortunately, the motion was seconded and carried without further interruptions.

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Grand Prix at California, Impossible Because of Josh Barnett’s License Issue

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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After having trouble in getting his license to fight Fedor Emelianenko for Affliction: Trilogy at California, Josh Barnett is still having an issue with the California State Athletic Commission that brings the Grand Prix out of the said state.

After the quarterfinals of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix last Saturday night at Dallas, Strikeforce CEO – Scott Coker – was already talking about plans for the semifinal round, which will take place some time this fall. Scott Coker also added that they’re open to anything, except for the state of California where Josh Barrnet still have […]

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What Lies Ahead of Chael Sonnen?

Written on May 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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From one case to another, Chael Sonnen's future is now in doubt after the CSAC indefinitely upholds his suspension.

Last Wednesday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) voted 4-1 to uphold an indefinite suspension for the UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen. The decision now makes it impossible for the fighter to coach at the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter, opposite Michael Bisping.

Last April 19, the CSAC announced that Chael Sonnen was indefinitely suspended for two violations of the California Code of Regulations, Title 4, Section 390. The UFC middleweight talent was deemed to have violated section 390 by making untruthful statements under oath at a December 2 hearing, and for pleading guilty to a money laundering charge in Oregon on April 8. Last Wednesday’s hearing focused on Chael Sonnen’s guilty plea for money laundering, a month after his six month suspension was lifted. In addition to this, the commission also paid attention to the fighter’s claim about his alleged conversations with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Officer, Keith Kizer.

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