After completely fucking up their first attempt to update the Unified Rules of MMA, the Association of Boxing Commissions is starting over from scratch, setting up a committee to carefully assess the needs and desires of everyone involved. Instead of, ya know, just doing whatever the fuck they wanted without consulting everyone.
So far, so good. The committee has all the key commissions involved, as well as a bunch of fighters (Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Renzo Gracie, and Tara LaRosa to name a few), and important figures (Joe Silva, Marc Ratner, Monte Cox, and … Jared Shaw?!?!). But the coolest thing: they want YOUR opinion as well:
From Nick Lembo:
July 23, 2008
[Please tell] readers that may feel free to submit comments in writing by September 17, 2008 to:
DAG Nicholas Lembo
NJ State Athletic Control Board
Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 180
Trenton, NJ 08625-0180
Any comments would be welcomed.
We are interested in any comments from any promoters, matchmakers, managers, seconds, trainers, fighters, officials, media, fans or other interested parties.
No word on if they’re actually going to read what we write or take it into consideration, but it’s nice to see them at least pretending they give a shit. So get your graph paper and crayons out, it’s time to start a letter writing campaign to bring back testicle strikes! They can perform a trial run on Jared Shaw.