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Article - Business Regulation


    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Boxing” includes sparring.

    (c)    “Commission” means the State Athletic Commission.

    (d)    (1)    “Contest” means a boxing, kick boxing, or wrestling:

            (i)    competition;

            (ii)    exhibition;

            (iii)    match;

            (iv)    performance; or

            (v)    show.

        (2)    “Contest” includes a mixed martial arts:

            (i)    competition;

            (ii)    match;

            (iii)    performance; or

            (iv)    show.

        (3)    “Contest” does not include a mixed martial arts exhibition.

    (e)    “Contestant” means an individual who participates in a boxing, professional kick boxing, amateur kick boxing, professional mixed martial arts, or amateur mixed martial arts contest.

    (f)    “Mixed martial arts” means a competition in which contestants use interdisciplinary forms of fighting, including various forms of martial arts, involving:

        (1)    striking with the hands, feet, knees, or elbows; and

        (2)    grappling by take–downs, throws, submissions, or choke holds.

    (g)    “Mixed martial arts exhibition” means mixed martial arts where:

        (1)    contact to the body is permitted in only a restrained manner;

        (2)    contact to the head is not permitted; and

        (3)    no contact is permitted that may result, or is intended to result, in physical harm to an opponent.

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