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  1. Nevada State Athletic Commission implements enhanced drug testing...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweights Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger will be subject to an enhanced drug-testing program ahead of their non-title bout at UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  2. Jimi Manuwa on his power-punching ability

    Brett Okamoto

    Jimi Manuwa wasn't in a boxing gym when he first learned of his natural born ability to throw punches harder than the average human being. He was at a London fairground, in front of an electronic punching bag game. "We used to go to the fairgro...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. NSAC bans testosterone-replacement therapy in combat sports

    Brett Okamoto

    In a monumental move, the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) from combat sports on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. NSAC executive director Keith Kizer resigning

    Brett Okamoto

    Keith Kizer, executive director to the Nevada State Athletic Commission since May 2006, confirmed his resignation from the position on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  5. Boxing talk swirls ahead of UFC 165

    Brett Okamoto

    TORONTO -- The craze from a blockbuster boxing event between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez last weekend in Las Vegas has followed the UFC north. UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who defends his title aga...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. Jake Shields of UFC fined $5,000, win changed to no-contest by Co...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Colorado Boxing Commission has fined UFC middleweight Jake Shields $5,000 and changed his win over Ed Herman to a no-contest for testing positive for a "prohibited substance."

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  7. Jake Shields admits to substance use, accepts six-month suspensio...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight Jake Shields has admitted he used an unnamed prohibited substance prior to a win over Ed Herman at UFC 150 in August in Denver, Colo.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  8. UFC's Dana White blames referee Joe Cortez in Floyd Mayweather-Vi...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White heavily criticized referee Joe Cortez's handling of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz and said Mayweather did nothing wrong.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  9. Bader admits to tough times after Tito fight

    Brett Okamoto

    Right around the same time Tito Ortiz was accepting a main event fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 133, Ryan Bader was finishing up an hour-long session of pad work with Xtreme Couture boxing coach Gil Martinez. The panic button hasn't been hit ju...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  10. Nick Diaz won't try boxing, eyes MMA showdown vs. Georges St. Pie...

    Brett Okamoto

    Nick Diaz will not venture into professional boxing.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  11. Ward shares thoughts on sparring with Diaz

    Brett Okamoto

    Current world champion boxer Andre Ward says he'd be as excited as anyone to see Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz step into a boxing ring against Jeff Lacy later this year. That said, he has no idea how well Diaz would do. Ward, who ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  12. Fernando Vargas to make comeback after 3-year absence

    Brett Okamoto

    After a three-year hiatus, former world champion Fernando Vargas will return to the boxing ring in 2011

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011