Late this afternoon, the California State Athletic Commision’s newly minted Executive Director, Armando Garcia, released word that Fighting Entertainment Group (FEG) had been granted a temporary promoter’s license.
As the parent company of the K-1 organization, FEG’s license ensures that the June 2nd event, held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, will take place without interference from the CSAC. Though the card has been dealt several blows, including the denial of a fight license to co-main event fighter Hong Man-Choi, the American and Japanese wings of the promotion are undoubtedly breathing easier.
Garcia also stated that Kazushi Sakuraba, who was required to undergo additional medical exams per the CSAC, was still completing his medicals as of this writing. Garcia would not comment on his status, but stated that the procedures were time consuming and results might not be available till early next week.