New Commission Replaces River Cree
There is talk coming out of Enoch Alberta, the home of River Cree Resort and Casino and the River Cree Combative Sports Commission, that the River Cree Commission does not have the support of the Enoch Cree Nation. As a result, the River Cree Commission will be replaced by the Enoch Cree Nation Combative Sports Commission.
Word is there is a changing of the guard as we speak and a new commission will be in place for this weekend’s Maximum Fighting Championship. The new Enoch Cree Commission will oversee the weigh-ins on March 24th and the fights on the 25th. Sources say that the new commission will be headed by Kyle Cardinal, a member of the Enoch Cree, a BJJ black belt, and a top MMA official from Alberta. Top MMA News will have all the latest on this developing situation.
River Cree has had a storied past, running shows where they have no jurisdiction. In the past, they have attempted to run a boxing event in Alabama when Tim Sylvia was to meet Ray Mercer. This is very troubling, considering they were never a legal commission sponsored by the band council but only a legal corporation.
It’s about time something is done about this and Top MMA News applauds the Enoch Cree Nation Council for taking action. There is no word on how this will affect Dale Kliparchuk’s, the Vice Chairman of the RCCSC, involvement in the Association of Boxing Commission’s Committees for MMA Training, MMA Scoring, MMA Amateur Rules, or MMA Database.