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Monday, February 2, 2009

New Era Fighting’s KIMO Offers To Rescue CSAC

Courtesy of Full Court Press:

IRVINE, California (February 2, 2008) – In New Era Fighting’s (NEF) continuing efforts to help clean-up the mixed-martial-arts industry, combat fighting legend and the face of NEF, KIMO Leopoldo, has decided that he is in the best position to fulfill the Executive Office Position of the California State Athletic Commission.

Keeping in tune with President Obama’s call for much needed change, KIMO formally applied for the CSAC job last week. “There are so many areas of the CSAC that needs more organization including simple things that most people do in their everyday lives. For example, providing promoters with receipts on CSAC letterhead would be a good start. From my past experiences, the CSAC had its receipts written on any old receipt book that you can buy at CVS. That’s certainly no way to be accountable. Additionally, I want to make things fairer and more reasonable for all members of the MMA and boxing industry. I believe there should be a cut-off date for fighters to register to fight, in order to properly allow for reviewing of medicals and proper analysis, as opposed to making last minute changes that has unfortunately been the case in the recent past.

“I am fully dedicated to my sport and all related sports regulated by the CSAC. Everyone is free to read my application letter (attached here). MMA is in a fragile state in California and it needs guidance. I have had my ups and downs in this industry but, overall, I have 14 valuable years of real life experience in MMA and Kickboxing that nobody can take away from me. Arnold Swartzenagger became Governor of California with little or no experience managing in the political arena. Like Arnold, I’ve never claimed to be a saint. However, unlike Arnold, I already have extensive experience for the position I have applied for. I think Governor Swartzenagger is doing a good job and I hope to follow in his path.”

For more information about NEF or KIMO, call 949.221.9704/702.317.4265, or go on line to www.NewEraFighting.com.

Bob Trieger