09.14.17.02

.02 Organization Supervising Amateur Mixed Martial Arts.

An organization seeking to supervise an amateur mixed martial arts contest shall:

A. Be approved by the Commission;

B. Ensure that all contests are conducted in accordance with these regulations regarding amateur mixed martial arts;

C. Have a Commission-approved training and certification program for officials;

D. Provide the Commission with evidence demonstrating:

(1) A minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance coverage for the officials; and

(2) A minimum of $10,000 in medical insurance coverage for the amateur mixed martial arts contestants;

E. Provide the Commission with any other information it may request, provided the Commission request is neither arbitrary nor capricious;

F. Ensure the presence of two Commission-approved ringside physicians on-site and at ringside at all times during the amateur mixed martial arts contests being supervised by the organization;

G. Ensure the presence of the following equipment and personnel on-site at all times during the amateur mixed martial arts contests being supervised by the organization:

(1) A stretcher;

(2) A portable resuscitator or Ambubag with oxygen equipment;

(3) A hard cervical collar;

(4) Endotracheal tubes with laryngoscope;

(5) A portable defibrillator;

(6) Advanced life support medications; and

(7) An ambulance crew consisting of:

(a) One emergency medical technician—paramedic (EMT-P); and

(b) One emergency medical technician—basic (EMT-B);

H. Ensure that the officials used by the organization in the supervision of the amateur mixed martial arts contests have been approved by the Commission;

I. Ensure that none of the amateur mixed martial arts contestants receives any type of purse payment or other form of compensation other than Commission-approved travel expenses;

J. Obtain from each amateur mixed martial arts contestant a signed affidavit in which the amateur mixed martial arts contestant attests that he or she:

(1) Has been trained in mixed martial arts, including the number of years of the training;

(2) Is sufficiently skilled, healthy, and prepared to compete in the scheduled amateur mixed martial arts contest;

(3) Understands the dangers and risks attendant to participating in amateur mixed martial arts;

(4) Waives any claim against the organization supervising the amateur mixed martial arts contest and the Commission related to any injury he or she sustains while participating in amateur mixed martial arts;

(5) Is not under suspension in any jurisdiction or by any organization supervising amateur mixed martial arts contests;

(6) Has never participated in a professional mixed martial arts contest; and

(7) Last participated in an amateur mixed martial arts contest on a specified date, and the result of that amateur mixed martial arts contest;

K. Obtain from the trainer of each amateur mixed martial arts contestant a signed affidavit in which the trainer attests to:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the gym or school in which the trainer performs his or her duties;

(2) The length of time the trainer has trained the amateur mixed martial arts contestant; and

(3) The fact that the amateur mixed martial arts contestant:

(a) Is sufficiently skilled, healthy, and prepared to compete in the scheduled amateur mixed martial arts contest;

(b) Has never participated in a professional mixed martial arts contest; and

(c) Is not under suspension in any jurisdiction or by any organization supervising professional or amateur mixed martial arts;

L. Ensure that there are no exhibition bouts;

M. Conduct a weigh-in, which shall be completed not later than 2 hours from the time the weigh-in begins;

N. Ensure that each amateur mixed martial arts contestants has a:

(1) Comprehensive physical examination conducted by a licensed physician, completed within 30 days of the amateur mixed martial arts contest, stating that the mixed martial arts contestant is healthy to compete in an amateur mixed martial arts contest;

(2) Precontest physical examination conducted by a Commission-approved ringside physician; and

(3) Post-contest physical examination immediately following the conclusion of the contest in which the amateur mixed martial arts contestant competes;

O. Conduct a precontest rules meeting, which shall be attended by each amateur mixed martial arts contestant scheduled to participate in a contest, and disqualify any amateur mixed martial arts contestant who fails to attend;

P. Inspect the fighting area before the amateur mixed martial arts contest begins; and

Q. Supervise the hand wrapping and glove placement for each amateur mixed martial arts contestant.