<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=198106" target="_blank"> Forner NYSAC Chair Randy Gordon eyes CSAC post </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=198106" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=59&y=284&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=A7EFCBD6-1D09-6BFC-E5CE5411B6B48AA5.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[http://mmapayout.com/2009/11/with-his-eyes-turned-to-the-west-interview-with-randy-gordon/]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
MMAPayout recently had the chance to interview Randy Gordon, the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) and current Host of the SiriusXM Radio Fight Club. Mr. Gordon recently announced his desire to become the new Executive Director of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Considering the controversy that has arisen surrounding the result of Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua’s UFC 104 main event, Mr. Gordon’s announcement of his candidacy could not be more timely. Enjoy the interview.
DW: You bring an extraordinary resume to the table in seeking to lead the CSAC. Would you mind giving a short summary of what brought you here?
RG: I have long considered myself the most fortunate fight fan who has ever lived. Bar none!
That’s because as a lifelong fight fan, I have traveled my own Yellow Brick Road, which has taken me on a fantasy journey from being Associate Editor of World Boxing Magazine; to Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine; to color analyst for ESPN, USA Network & the Madison Square Garden Network; to Chairman of the NYSAC; to Director of Boxing for the Foxwoods Resort Casino; to a gym owner and Personal Trainer; to the creator and host of Fight Club, The biggest MMA/Boxing talk show on radio, heard twice weekly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The latest turn of my Yellow Brick Road may lead to another day or two of Fight Club. However, it may also lead some 3,000 miles west of the Manhattan-based Sirius Satellite Radio studios to Sacramento, the capital of California. It is there that the financially-strapped government of California is looking for a new Executive Director for its troubled State Athletic Commission.
DW: The CSAC is in shambles, though, and it will take an enormous effort to get things back on track. Isn’t this all rather daunting?