MMA Crossfire – Floyd Mayweather's explanation for staged All Access scenes satisfies NSAC

It was a busy day today for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

First, it was MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva. Then, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and #1 contender Daniel Cormier.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0-0, 27 KOs) admitted in a NSAC hearing today that some of the content in the Showtime reality show All Access used to promote the recent Marcos Maidana rematch fight  was staged.

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Scenes of Mayweather joint rolling parties in his mansion, 31-minute fights in his gym, and illegal gym bets placed on fights were staged to promote his lavish lifestyle and the fight.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears before the Nevada Athletic Commission Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Mayweather is a licensed promoter and listed as the executive producer on All Access.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left to the face of Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

He explained that he was thinking outside the box to sell the rematch to a new generation of boxing fans.

No fines or suspensions were issued as his explanation satisfied the NSAC’s concerns.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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