Press Releases


California Establishes World's First Retirement Fund for Mixed Martial Arts Fighters - October 9, 2023


California State Athletic Commission Statement on Passing of Commissioner Michael Hardeman - December 9, 2022


Combat Sports Return to California - July 22, 2020


California State Athletic Commission To Host Combat Sports Stakeholder Public Meeting - October 10, 2019


California State Athletic Commission To Host Boxing Stakeholder Summit - June 5, 2018


California State Athletic Commission Speaks Out Against Professional Boxing in 2016 Summer Olympics - June 2, 2016

CSAC has the World’s Only Pension Fund for Professional Boxers and They are Looking for Claimants - May 16, 2016

State Opposes Professional Boxing in 2016 Olympics - March 1, 2016

CSAC Mourns the Loss of World Boxing Champion, Bobby Chacon

CSAC Mourns the Loss of MMA Fighter Kevin Ferguson aka "Kimbo Slice"


The California State Athletic Commission to Host a Cutting Weight and Dehydration Summit


Executive Officer Andy Foster Issues Statement Following The Death Of Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen - September 30, 2014

CSAC Decision on Terrell Williams vs. Old School Boxing - August 21, 2014

CSAC Arbitration Decision: Andre Ward vs. Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC - April 29, 2014

CSAC Arbitration Decision: Ronda Rousey vs. Fight Tribe Management, LLC - April 3, 2014

CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster Issues Statement Regarding Nevada's Elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy


California State Athletic Commission Suspends License of Fighter Antonio Tarver

California State Athletic Commission Suspends License of Fighter Rafael Custodio a.k.a. Rafael Feijao Cavalcante

New Neurological Assessment Fee and Officials Pay Scale

License of Fighter Cristiane Justino Santos - a.k.a. Cris Cyborg Suspended


Notice to Promoters July 2011

Chael Sonnen May Apply for License after June 29, 2011

Promoter's Bond - Change in Requirement

Physicians Training 2.19.11

CSAC's Position on Medical Marijuana Policy

Charity Boxing Events in California

Pankraton Events In California


Proposed Rule Changes

Amend Sections 208, 323, 399, and adopt 511

Notice of Correction

Rulemaking Notice

Original Proposed Regulatory Changes

Initial Statement of Reasons

Notice of Disapproval of Regulatory Action

Muay Thai Subcommittee Meeting - October 18, 2010

Notice to Boxers and Managers

Notice to Promoters

Medical Advisory Committee Meeting - May 23, 2010

Commission Meeting - May 17, 2010

CSAC Elects New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Notice to All CSAC Licensed Promoters

Licensed Boxing Officials and Ringside Physicians


Press Release on B&P Section 523: January 19, 2007 - Mixed Martial Arts Ring


Press Release: August 24, 2006 - Commission Program Establishes Medical Committee

Press Release: March 27, 2006 - Commission to Develop Approved MMA Gloves List

Press Release: March 20, 2006 - Commission to Train and Recruit Inspectors

Press Release: January 24, 2006 - California Commission Developing MMA Officials' Team

Press Release: January 24, 2006 - Informational Meeting for MMA Promoters Applicants


Press Release: December 29, 2005 - MMA Licensing process ahead of schedule

Press Release: December 27, 2005 - Athletic Commission to closely supervise championship bouts

Press Release: December 23, 2005 - Athletic Commission to conduct participant weight study

Press Release: December 5, 2005 - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions are coming to California

Press Release: June 22, 2005 - Athletic Commission Investigates Possible Improper Licensing of Fighter