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2/12/10 8:29 PM
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 story from MMAWeekly.com



Just one week after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed mixed martial arts regulation into law, the vice chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission, Casey Sears, told MMAWeekly.com that the Cotton State is ready to usher in its own sanctioning.

Alabama House Bill HB457 was recently voted out of the Travel and Tourism Committee. The bill, if signed into law, would give the Alabama commission, under a new name, authority over mixed martial arts in the state.

The bill, according to Sears, would make the following changes:

–Change the name from “Alabama Boxing Commission” to “Alabama Athletic Commission”

–Provide the state the authority to sanction and approve professional mixed martial arts in the state in the same fashion as professional boxing.

–Provide authority to the commission to approve any amateur sanctioning organization for mixed martial arts operating in the state.

–The bill will provide standards for promoters and safeguards for fighters.

I'll find out more from my buddy who works in Montgomery.

2/24/10 9:50 PM
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 Senate Bill 327, it's already passed the house, senate, and looks like it just has to be signed by Gov. Riley.

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/acaslogin.asp
Marsh Boxing Commission S Passed by House of Origin Commerce, Transportation, and Utilities   02/23/2010
    Boxing Commission, name changed to Athletic Commission, mixed martial arts, authorized and regulated, definitions, commission authorized to employ executive director, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Act, Act 2009-622, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.; Secs. 41-9-1020, 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1028, 41-9-1029, 41-9-1030, 41-9-1032, 41-9-1033, 41-9-1034, 41-9-1035, 41-9-1036, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038, 41-9-1039, 41-9-1040 am'd.
2/24/10 9:55 PM
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 Story up at MMAWeekly.com by Ken Pishna


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2/24/10 11:18 PM
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Bye bye bum fights and smokers. May be time to get back into the game for me.
2/25/10 2:00 PM
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 Some kid died in OK over the weekend at a toughman comp.  A picture of him had him in mma gloves.  Don't know much more about it, though.
2/25/10 9:17 PM
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 Not cool at all! You got a link to the story?  Tried calling you a few weeks back, and Fred, PM your number.
2/25/10 9:54 PM
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As soon as the bill takes effect, I will actually fight in Alabama.....  no risk of getting screwed by a promoter and it will actually be sanctioned
3/5/10 7:18 AM
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 from the Bham Business Journal: birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2010/03/08/story1.html
3/9/10 10:16 PM
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 awsome....ive always wanted to fight in front of my home state!!!
3/10/10 7:39 PM
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We did a show with Casey Sears the Vice Chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission a couple of weeks ago from Head Hunters in Tuscaloosa, AL. He seemed to be a real nice guy and this will be good for the state.

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Here is a link to the show.
http://www.blip.tv/file/3238768/
3/14/10 3:59 PM
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  • Hopefully, they will follow Tennessee or South Carolina's lead and not Georgia or New Jersey's Bullshit.


 

 
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Good for the sport. I hope they are more like MS and less like FL.
3/21/10 7:09 PM
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Good for fighters. Bad for Stedham. No more bum fights Stedham lol
3/22/10 9:13 AM
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^^^this...haha I love it. Down with BUM FIGHTs
3/22/10 8:04 PM
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 Law signed by Gov. Bob Riley Today!  It's official!
3/23/10 10:56 PM
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ok...so when do they get to work officially? We got bum shows all over that need closing down!!
3/24/10 1:02 AM
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countrypimp - ok...so when do they get to work officially? We got bum shows all over that need closing down!!

I will put some of the Mobile show up with anything in the world. The bum show here called Barrett Fighting Championships had a 8 man enter the cage elimination fight! WTF I can't believe nobody got killed!
3/24/10 9:11 AM
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  • You should get back into Promoting now Jimmy. All the State Commission has to do is charge a small fee and let a recognized sanctioning body oversee the events. That will clear out any "Bum" Fights and ensure Fighters Safety.
 
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 Pep - Why the editing of your last few posts?

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