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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    The CSAC suspended USA Boxing last year because...

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...eam&id=6724916
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...eam&id=6523818

    Last year USA Boxing was suspended in California because a couple of promotions were turning amateur events into "shows" (not amateur boxing events), serving alcohol, using ring girls, allowing spectators to gamble, paying fighters & coaches and allowing promoters to keep their profits instead of giving back to the sport for athletes to train and compete in the National and international level.

    Why is this important to the MMA community?
    “Professional style” amateur shows have an unfair advantage over lower level professional promoters who must pay huge fees along with fighter’s salaries. Once professional promoters see they can make more money doing "professional" looking amateur events where will all the entry level Pros go?

    Most pros fight for peanuts already and its going to get worse!!
    Worst of all the CSAC constantly claims they are under budget but gave up 100% of the Amateur MMA licensing and sanctioning fees to a private company with zero ties to a National or international Organization.

    THE CSAC says their primary function is to look out for the welfare of professional athletes, what about professional MMA fighters?

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    Tell me about it. I can't seem to get my pros any fights these days.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Worst of all the CSAC constantly claims they are under budget but gave up 100% of the Amateur MMA licensing and sanctioning fees to a private company with zero ties to a National or international Organization.
    More info on this please.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Some very smart people were provided an opportunity by some very corrupt (or Incompetent) people who were on their way out from their commission jobs.

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    Since Socal hasn't fully explained, California has CAMMO. CAMMO is actually a private company masking as a non profit. It takes a bout $300 to get licensed by them. It takes promoters almost as much to get the licensing for an amateur event as it does a pro. The only difference is that you don't have to pay the fighters.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    They make up the difference for promoters to save money by creating rules and regulations lowering the standards for non tangible things such as fighter’s insurance and non prevailing wages for referees and judges.

    They are also allowed to conduct events under more "professional style MMA" standards as compared to regular CSAC amateur events such as allowing fights without shin guards and headgear.

    Everyone wins except for the pro fighters but who cares about them anyway!

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