MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Culinary Union Rep Crashes NSAC Meeting Wed to Encourage Commission to Pass ‘MMA Bill of Rights’ in Nevada


(In their defense, though, only the ones that made offensive jokes on Twitter about rape and called into work sick with a cracked skull.)

A somewhat bizarre incident from today’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting occurred when Culinary Union research analyst and union campaign organizer Chris Serres addressed the governing body to ask them to consider passing an “MMA bill of rights,”  similar to the Muhammed Ali Boxing Reform Act.

Serres, whose union is currently embroiled in a publicized work and pay dispute with the Fertitta-owned Station Casinos in Las Vegas and has spearheaded several of the labor group’s smear campaigns against the promotion, spoke to the commission today under the guise that he was approached to do so by “an anonymous group of fighters and managers.” It’s more likely that the move was simply just another shot fired in the war between Unite Here! and the Fertittas.

In the past the Culinary Union has contributed to the election campaign of New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly — a staunch opposer of MMA in the Empire State.

Commission reps told Serres, a former reporter with the Minnesota Star Tribune,  that they appreciate his concern on the matter and that if they find anything in the draft of the document he presented them that could better help them in regulating the sport in the future, they will take a closer look at it.

The question is, should a group with no vested interest in the sport and with an obvious axe to grind with the UFC be allowed to lobby the government to put more stringent laws in place that will negatively affect the way the promotion does business?

If it is allowed, what’s to stop groups like the UFC from following suit and asking that NSAC put more laws in place to control things like boxing purses? It’s a slippery slope they’re treading with an issue like this.

Attached is the complete transcription of Serres’ presentation to NSAC that calls for such things as freedom of association, a fair portion of revenues and the creation of a universally accepted ranking body among other things, including the right to join a union such as the one they represent. Ulterior motives, anyone?

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Red Baron- February 23, 2012 at 3:51 am
Maybe now Dana can pull his head out and stop supporting union friendly commits, like Reid.
intercept440- February 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm
oh ...also you can see proff arianny has no ass on egotastic.com right now ..she was photgraphed nekkid on her hotel balcony.....man i love stupid bitches
intercept440- February 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm
uhmm oh yea and another thing, fuck you and your signs trying to implicate racism you whiny fucking cunts. they fired blacks whites mexicans , and a few pollocks to....its called the fucking economy is in the shitter right now, hmm maybe you have heard that??? yea it really is i promise..No, i wouldnt jest about such things.....yea im not kidding the econmy really is bad right now.....what?? am I on welfare like you are...no im not, i prefer to not be a drain on the system...What ??? what do you mean why am i not getting free money so that i can eat a porter house steak 3 times a week...of course not fuckface i dont want the rest of the fucking country to foot my bills...it's called having pride asshole...i could go on i guess. but i think ill save it for a novel.. peace out bitches...
The Highest Primate- February 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm
So Station cant fire people just because they are latino? That argument sounds ass backwards from a racial standpoint..
If their sign writing skills are any indication of the kind of employees they were it looks like the dumb fucks deserved to be canned.
El Guapo- February 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Or should I say... Mexicant? (crickets chirping)
El Guapo- February 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm
You know, 'cause they're Mexican and what not?(more silence)
El Guapo- February 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Is that Cain Velasquez' dad? (silence)
rockhuddy- February 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm
That's what I want- bureaucrats running my favorite sport. Fucking pathetic.
Double OG- February 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm
"The question is, should a group with no vested interest in the sport and with an obvious axe to grind with the UFC be allowed to lobby the government to put more stringent laws in place that will negatively affect the way the promotion does business?

If it is allowed, what’s to stop groups like the UFC from following suit and asking that NSAC put more laws in place to control things like boxing purses? It’s a slippery slope they’re treading with an issue like this."

Is this your first time realizing how our corrupt system of lobbying (money buying influence) works in this country? WTF
Kid Clam Curtains- February 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm
I'm going to file this under taco shits.
Swick-a-tine- February 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm
maybe they should just send in Razor Ramon to handle business....wait what? his name is Scott Hall? well there goes THAT idea... Maybe we'll send in Manny Pacqu....what? He's filipino? What the hell man!?
intercept440- February 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm
Caption "When you can pass our e-verify system then well talk"
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