Keith Kizer has resigned as executive director of the NAC. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Keith Kizer has resigned from his position as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The NAC announced Kizer’s resignation via email on Friday evening, according to multiple reports. Kizer will take a position with the Nevada Attorney General’s office after his resignation takes effect on Jan. 27. The commission does not yet have a replacement for Kizer, but a search is expected to begin immediately. Kizer was appointed as executive director of the NAC in 2006 after previously serving in the attorney general’s office beginning in 2001.
““The board is grateful to Keith for his nearly eight years of dedicated service, which included the commission’s strongest years with regard to health and safety and fiscal soundness. My fellow commissioners and I wish Keith all the best in his new role,” NAC chairman Francisco Aguilar said in a statement released to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Las Vegas has been the home base for the UFC, mixed martial arts largest promotion, since Zuffa bought it in 2001. The organization is set to return to Las Vegas on for UFC 170, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Feb. 22. The World Series of Fighting, which began holding events in 2012, is also based in Las Vegas.
“It’s time to move on,” Kizer told the Review-Journal. “It’s time to go back to being an attorney.”