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Is Edmonton Combative Sports Commission executive director Pat Reid criminally responsible for Tim Hague’s death?

If Pat Reid did his job Tim Hague would still be alive. Had Reid, whose sole job it is to enforce the City of Edmonton’s combat sports bylaws and policies followed his own governing statutes, Hague would not have been granted a licence to compete in the June 16 boxing bout that inevitably rendered him brain dead and deceased within two ...

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An open letter to Canadian combat sports stakeholders

We have a problem. We need to stop looking the other way, pretending it doesn’t exist and actually fix it once and for all, instead of burying our heads in the sand. Over the past several years the poor decisions and incompetence of the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission and its woefully inept executive director Pat Reid have turned the once respected ...

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Edmonton pushing for provincial regulation power for cash-strapped ECSC

It’s no wonder the City of Edmonton has protected Pat Reid so fiercely from day one no matter how much or how badly he screwed up. If he goes down, they all go down, like a house of cards. Several city staffers were a part of the scheme that was concocted to anoint Reid with absolute power. And most have ...

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Cody McKenzie hoping to turn luck around with Superior Challenge win over David Bielkheden May 16 in Sweden

Cody McKenzie has given up on his fight to overturn his three-month suspension illegally handed down by the Edmonton Combative Sport Commission and will sit out the remainder of his questionable time out before fighting again four days after the sanction is lifted. McKenzie (15-7)  is slated to face fellow former UFC fighter David Bielkheden (20-12) on the main card ...

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Audio: hear ECSC executive director Pat Reid admit to bylaw breach in Cody McKenzie case

I received an official response this weekend from the City of Edmonton regarding my story on the Edmonton Combative Sport Commission’s improprieties I uncovered while working on a news piece on how Cody McKenzie’s WSOF 18 suspension was decided upon by the ECSC. Before I respond to each faulty explanation in the letter, I think it’s important that I share some ...

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ECSC unlawfully suspended Ryan Ford for fighting with broken arm

It looks like Cody McKenzie isn’t the only fighter Edmonton Combative Sports Commission executive director Pat Reid unlawfully suspended in the past year. You may recall Reid slapped World Series of Fighting Canada welterweight champion Ryan Ford with a six-month timeout for concealing an arm injury ahead of his WSOF 14 bout with Jake Shields. At the time Reid said the ...

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ECSC being investigated for bylaw breach and conflict of interest cover-up in Cody McKenzie suspension case

The problem with an organization having a narcissistic leader is that statistically he will eventually break the law to get what he wants. In Pat Reid’s own words, that horse has already left the barn. The controversial executive director of the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission who prefers writing his own inflated bios and press releases, has never been one to follow rules, unless ...

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