Does Tennessee Still Have A Commission.

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  1. msm1981

    msm1981 Blue Belt

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    I am wondering does the state of Tennessee still have a athletic commission
    or have they since changed licensing of fighters to a department of licensing
    & regulatory affairs.The reason I ask is UFC has a event coming up in Nashville
    during the month of March or April and there was talk of no commission in
    Tennesse after July of 2016.
     
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    Klaavical Purple Belt

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    Not sure but UFC won't go if there's no fight commission.
     
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    reddhelium Brown Belt

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    looks like they have one, but as of 2016, it falls under the jurisdiction of commerce and insurance-

    “Chapter 115 Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2016” establishes the Tennessee Athletic Commission as attached to the division of Regulatory Boards within the department of Commerce and Insurance.

    https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/athletic.html
     
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    dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    They have gone to countries with no commission before and acted as their own commission with ??? the president of the ABC (does the fights at Mohegan Sun) as commissioner. Can't see why they wouldn't do a state that didn't have one.
     
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    Klaavical Purple Belt

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    Possibly but image the PED floodgates that would open without USADA in the picture?
     
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    dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    USADA was still in effect as well as the UFC acting as its own commission. I believe they used NSAC standards. Someone tested positive for a show in the UK. Pretty sure it was Chris Leben (That was pre USADA though)
     
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