UnderGround Forums ABC, CSAC respond to UFC 249 Tachi Palace report

4/8/20 1:17 AM
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It is rumored that UFC 249 will take place at the Tachi Palace Casino resort in Lemoore California.  The venue is owned and operated by the Tachi-Yokut Tribe.  Like other tribal jurisdictions independence is enjoyed from State laws relating to combative sports.

The Tachi Palace Casino announced on March 20, 2020 that they were suspending all gaming operations to “prioritize the health and wellness of its guests and staff amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)“.  If the event takes place in their venue it is unclear why they deem hosting a combative sports event as a safe activity in this environment.

The California State Athletic Commission, who does not have jurisdiction over events hosted on tribal land but has worked with the Tachi-Yokut Tribe in the past, has spoken out against this planned card.  The Commission put out a press release today noting as follows:

First and foremost, the Commission’s priority is the health and safety of fighters and the public. With that in mind, the Commission cancelled all events through May 31 based on guidance issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health to help flatten the curve against the spread of COVID-19.

The Commission echoes the guidance of California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Public Health, local health officials, and the recommendations of the Association of Ringside Physicians regarding the cancellation of events where people may be at risk of contracting COVID-19 and encourages the industry to do the same. The Commission will not participate in the UFC event on April 18, regardless of the event location.

For updates about combat sports in California, visit CSAC’s website at www.dca.ca.gov/csac.

In addition to the CSAC, Association of Ringside Physicians has issued comment noting that “all” combative sports events should be suspended until further notice.

When approached for comment Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (“ABC”) President Brian Dunn had no comment advising me “I do not have a comment on the proposed UFC event.“  Subsequent to this, however, the ABC appears to have now weighed in.  According to the MMA Report the ABC provided the following comment:

The Association of Ringside Physicians has been actively following the recommendations of the CDC as well as other professional medical societies concerned with the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus”…Sporting events across the world have been cancelled in response to the increased risk of infection and transmission by participants, fans, officials, and support staff.”

“It is our recommendation that all combat sporting events be postponed until further notice. This includes any and all events, regardless of the number of people involved. Any combat sport taking place during this global pandemic places the athletes, officials, and anyone else involved in the event under unnecessary risk of infection and transmission of Covid-19. In addition, combat sports athletes often require medical attention after a bout, and we do not wish to see any additional strain on an already overwhelmed medical system. We continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation, and our thoughts continue to be with those who have been and will be affected by this disease. Our organization remains steadfast in our mission: to serve, protect, and educate all involved in combative sports.”

Specifically addressing UFC 249 the ABC issued the following warning:

“The Association of Boxing Commission and Combative Sports (ABC) Board of Directors are very concern with an event being on tribal land without the regulation by a tribal/state athletic commission. The ABC concurs with the Association of Ringside Physicians that it’s a very trying time for the entire world. Fighter safety is paramount. If the fight occurs, it will be considered a non-sanctioned event since a state/tribal commission will not be present. All officials that decide to participate in the event, they may be sanctioned on a tribal/state level."

Edited: 4/8/20 1:31 AM
10/2/12
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Taking it back to Lemoore. I like it. 

4/8/20 1:32 AM
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The commission is very concerned that the sport of MMA might become bigger than they are and cut them out.
4/8/20 2:00 AM
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Fuck the CSAC. They are reactionary little bitches. Look at the cold turkey approach they took to TRT exemptions after letting guys do it for years. 

Not saying TRT belongs or not, these guys jump to decisions. They also thought people would stop cutting weight without IVs. No, dickwads, they just rehydrate less safely. 

4/8/20 2:16 AM
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Translation:

We want our cut 

4/8/20 2:30 AM
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Lemoore isnt a rumor. Its legit

4/8/20 3:11 AM
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Just_Bleed_Guy -

Translation:

We want our cut 

This

4/8/20 3:43 AM
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TFK_HossPearson -

Taking it back to Lemoore. I like it. 

I sure miss those days! 

4/8/20 5:46 AM
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Suck everyones ass Athletic commission 

4/8/20 6:15 AM
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Good fuck em

4/8/20 6:59 AM
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ShanTheMan -

Fuck the CSAC. They are reactionary little bitches. Look at the cold turkey approach they took to TRT exemptions after letting guys do it for years. 

Not saying TRT belongs or not, these guys jump to decisions. They also thought people would stop cutting weight without IVs. No, dickwads, they just rehydrate less safely. 

Reactionary?! Are you sure? 

4/8/20 7:08 AM
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They state they want to prevent "additional strain on an already overwhelmed medical system" which is just bullshit. Healthcare workers are being laid off and hospitals are empty in most places due to the suspension of elective surgeries and basic fear of even going to a hospital currently.

 

 

4/8/20 7:49 AM
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The Commission will not participate in the UFC event on April 18, regardless of the event location.

 

Im pretty sure that’s the whole idea of holding it on Indian reservations and private islands..... 

4/8/20 7:54 AM
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ShanTheMan -

Fuck the CSAC. They are reactionary little bitches. Look at the cold turkey approach they took to TRT exemptions after letting guys do it for years. 

Not saying TRT belongs or not, these guys jump to decisions. They also thought people would stop cutting weight without IVs. No, dickwads, they just rehydrate less safely. 

Yep, cold Turkey then the idiot fans were like "durr look he got smaller" 

Yeah, no shit...lucky they didnt all grow tits too.  

4/8/20 8:00 AM
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ShanTheMan -

Fuck the CSAC. They are reactionary little bitches. Look at the cold turkey approach they took to TRT exemptions after letting guys do it for years. 

Not saying TRT belongs or not, these guys jump to decisions. They also thought people would stop cutting weight without IVs. No, dickwads, they just rehydrate less safely. 

Reactionary?! Are you sure? 

Historically, I am absolutely sure. They jump the gun on everything and pretend to be ahead of the curve. I am not just talking about today.

4/8/20 9:32 AM
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Specifically addressing UFC 249 the ABC issued the following warning:

“The Association of Boxing Commission and Combative Sports (ABC) Board of Directors are very concern with an event being on tribal land without the regulation by a tribal/state athletic commission. The ABC concurs with the Association of Ringside Physicians that it’s a very trying time for the entire world. Fighter safety is paramount. If the fight occurs, it will be considered a non-sanctioned event since a state/tribal commission will not be present. All officials that decide to participate in the event, they may be sanctioned on a tribal/state level."

 

Jesus, they couldn't get someone with halfway decent writing skills to pen their official statement? That's fucking embarassing, it reads like the writing of an 8th grader.

Edited: 4/8/20 9:34 AM
12/26/19
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Fuck the CSAC, one of the most corrupt athletic commissions in the world.

4/8/20 10:08 AM
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Guys, does anybody think this is a good idea, pissing off the CSAC?

This will NOT bode well in the future, as they are GOING to be pissed about this.
4/8/20 10:20 AM
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guess the island thing is bs

4/8/20 10:25 AM
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Slowshot - Guys, does anybody think this is a good idea, pissing off the CSAC?

This will NOT bode well in the future, as they are GOING to be pissed about this.

Ya, I'm sure they are going to refuse to take UFC's money from this point forward. 

4/8/20 10:28 AM
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Ktaco - 
Slowshot - Guys, does anybody think this is a good idea, pissing off the CSAC?

This will NOT bode well in the future, as they are GOING to be pissed about this.

Ya, I'm sure they are going to refuse to take UFC's money from this point forward. 


I think they'd be willing to flex on the UFC, at least temporarily, to make a point.
4/8/20 10:28 AM
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Slowshot - Guys, does anybody think this is a good idea, pissing off the CSAC?

This will NOT bode well in the future, as they are GOING to be pissed about this.

Fuck em. 

4/8/20 11:10 AM
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ShanTheMan -

Fuck the CSAC. They are reactionary little bitches. Look at the cold turkey approach they took to TRT exemptions after letting guys do it for years. 

Not saying TRT belongs or not, these guys jump to decisions. They also thought people would stop cutting weight without IVs. No, dickwads, they just rehydrate less safely. 

Oh well, it’s the athletes’ prerogative to compete at a safe weight. 

4/8/20 12:21 PM
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Screw it just have them wear masks. Seems to solve everything. I mean the reality is, it’s two dudes in a cage. They  are more at risk of combat then the virus if they’re taking the appropriate precautions.

4/8/20 12:43 PM
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Slowshot -
Ktaco - 
Slowshot - Guys, does anybody think this is a good idea, pissing off the CSAC?

This will NOT bode well in the future, as they are GOING to be pissed about this.

Ya, I'm sure they are going to refuse to take UFC's money from this point forward. 


I think they'd be willing to flex on the UFC, at least temporarily, to make a point.

Theres 49 other states and many other countries who would love to host events. 

 

Not to mention fighters would get paid more outside of that commie state.

 

So win win. The only people who lose anything is CSAC. And im all for them losing money.