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NSAC releases statement on Keith Kizer’s resignation


On Friday, Keith Kizer abruptly resigned from his position as the Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director. Kizer had a long run in his former position, but now he has decided to return to being a lawyer and accepted a job at the Attorney’s General Office.

In wake of Kizer’s decision, the NSAC issued a statement on the development.

You can read the full statement from the Nevada State Athletic Commission below, via NSAC Chairman Francisco Aguilar :

“Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Keith Kizer has accepted a position with the Nevada Attorney General’s office, and will leave the Commission effective January 27. The Commission board will begin an immediate search for Mr. Kizer’s replacement. The board is grateful to Keith for his nearly eight years of dedicated service, which included the Commission’s strongest years with regard to health and safety and fiscal soundness. My fellow commissioners and I wish Keith all the best in his new role.”

The NSAC also released the following accomplishments that Kizer achieved during his time in his former role:

Health and Safety:
No Deaths
More effective licensure testing

Steroid and drug testing:
Went from testing 2-4 athletes per card to testing everyone per card
Out-of-competition testing added
Successful (and fair) prosecutions

Finances:
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[H/T: MMA Weekly]

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