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Crazy Rumor of the Day: Did The Fertittas Hire Disgraced Former CSAC Director Armando Garcia?

(‘Allow me to show you gentleman to your suite, where I’m sure you’ll be pleased with our updated cocaine dispensers and dead hooker storage facilities. By the way, can I interest any of you in some illegal fireworks?’)

If you’re like us, you probably forgot all about former California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Armando Garcia once he resigned amid several different sorts of allegations.  Or if you did ever pause to wonder what he might be doing now, you probably assumed he was either running three-card monte games in a public park or else working the counter at an Avis rental car location.  What you probably did not consider is that he may be working at a casino owned by the Fertittas, who also happen to own the UFC, because that sounds too crazy to be true.

And yet, that’s what says Garcia is doing these days.  They claim to have seen him at a recent WEC event, which made them curious about his current job status.  Then they did some sleuthing and said they discovered that he is now the “head of security at the Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, officially working for the Fertittas in Nevada.” 

Now, we know that is a website that often traffics in the time-honored internet tradition of Just Sayin’ Stuff.  For example, back when Affliction was scrambling for a last-minute replacement to face Fedor Emelianenko they posted a one-sentence entry that read simply, “If they call, Nick will fight!”

We did a little looking and have so far been unable to confirm that Garcia is really on the Fertitta payroll, but if he is, “head of security” sure seems like a strange job to give him.  This is the guy who allegedly got busted with bundles of unexplained cash, not to mention the litany of screw-ups and unethical business practices that went on at the CSAC during his time at the helm.   

The only way he can be fit to run security at a casino is if they’re trying to hire a crook to catch crooks, sort of like the way they use ex-cheats to spot current cheats.  When you think of it that way, it’s actually not a bad idea.  When you think of it any other way, it’s just bizarre.

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FightNewsUnlimited- July 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm
The security staff at Station Casinos is the patronage pasture, I guess. Google Sheriff Bill Young. Station Casinos hired him as head of security when he retired from being Sheriff of Clark County. At least he had the proper background, though. What exactly in Armando's resume qualifies him to run casino security?

Check out the all new to see more about some other folks the Fertittas hired on at Xyience to bankrupt the joint and still make a killing for the UFC.
NOTSOB- September 2, 2009 at 11:27 am
lol good one myles
Myles Kilometers- September 2, 2009 at 11:19 am
Armando Garcia, Head of Security on Dana White...

"I'm what counts out here, not your fuckin country clubs or your fuckin TV shows! And what the fuck are you doing on TV anyhow? You know I get calls from back home every fuckin day, they think you went bat shit!"

Armando Garcia, Head of Security on The Fertittas...

"Get this through your head you Jew motherfucker, you! You only exist out here because of me! That's the only reason! Without *me*, you, personally, every fuckin' wise guy skell around'll take a piece of your fuckin' Jew ass! Then where you gonna go? You're fuckin' warned! Don't ever go over my fuckin' head again! You motherfucker, you."

Armando Garcia, Head of Security on the bundles on unexplained cash...

"I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance tomorrow morning I'll get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and... walk in and see and, uh... if you don't have my money for me, I'll... crack your fuckin' head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that I'm comin' out of jail, hopefully, you'll be coming out of your coma. And guess what? I'll split your fuckin' head open again. 'Cause I'm fuckin' stupid. I don't give a fuck about jail. That's my business. That's what I do."

Armando Garcia, Head of Security on Strikeforce and M-1 Global...

"Thats why The Bosses sent me out here - they wanted me to make sure none of the other crews robbed the joint. Like these two fuckin' ballonheads over here. They were gonna try to bang us outta two hundred fuckin' grand? Yeah, right, I'm sure. "
portland mma- September 2, 2009 at 10:33 am
They're trying to bring Nick back to the UFC and Armando has an agreement where he can smoke chronic while he actually fights.
El Famous Burrito- September 2, 2009 at 10:26 am
By "sleuthing", they mean "tapping Maude from Sioux City on the shoulder, pointing to a crowd of people and asking 'Who's that fat guy in the suit?".

"Oh, that's our Head of Security, Someone McSomething."

Nick Diaz: "Dude, that totally looks like Armando Garcia."
Frank Mur- September 2, 2009 at 10:13 am
I've been to Boulder Station, nice place. Pete Rose was the Pit Boss at the $50 Black Jack tables and "Shoeless Joe" was working the coat rack. How nice of the Fertita's to employ such a network of retired sports figures.
WuTangClan- September 2, 2009 at 9:56 am
NOTSOB- September 2, 2009 at 9:23 am
does any1 really care about these people?
i sure dont.
thanks noob CP.
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