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					                                                            99-650

                     MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE




Table of Contents

Chapter 1:    General Rules for Mixed Martial Arts Competitions/Exhibitions ...........................1

Chapter 2:    Technical Requirements for Mixed Martial Artist Competitions/Contests .............5

Chapter 3:    Judging/Refereeing Mixed Martial Arts Contests .................................................10

Chapter 4:    Rules Governing Judges ........................................................................................18

Chapter 5:    Rules Governing Referees .....................................................................................20

Chapter 6:    Rules Governing Promoters ...................................................................................23

Chapter 7:    Requirements for Mixed Martial Arts Competitors ...............................................29

Chapter 8:    Rules Governing Manager and Seconds ................................................................34

Chapter 9:    Rules Governing Ringside Physicians ...................................................................38

Chapter 10:   Requirements for Mixed Martial Arts Inspectors ..................................................41

Chapter 11:   Rules Governing Timekeepers ...............................................................................44

Chapter 12:   Fees ........................................................................................................................45
99-650          MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 1:      GENERAL RULES FOR MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
                COMPETITIONS/EXHIBITIONS


SUMMARY: These rules deal with a variety of subjects including certifications, location and
circumstances of competitions, conduct of competitors, and the powers of members of the
Authority.



SECTION 1. Location.

         No mixed martial arts contest shall be conducted except in the city or town specified in
         the certificate issued and in such place in the city or town as are approved by the
         Authority.

SECTION 2. Exhibitions.

         No mixed martial arts "exhibitions" shall be allowed without special permission from the
         Authority. An "exhibition" is a mixed martial arts contest conducted pursuant to all rules
         promulgated by the Authority, other than as waived by the Authority in attendance given
         due consideration to the safety of the competitors, which contest shall conclude with no
         decision rendered.

SECTION 3. Certificates.

          1.    All applications for certifications or permits shall be made upon forms furnished
                by the Authority. Associations or persons holding certificates or permits issued by
                this Authority shall not loan the certificate or permit nor conduct a contest under
                any name other than that stated in the certificate or permit.

          2.    All certificates issued by the Authority must be carried on the person at all times,
                to be shown to proper official when requested.

          3.    Upon receipt of their certificate, mixed martial artists must attach to the reverse
                side of their certificate a passport type photo of themselves.

          4.    All individuals who wish to participate in a mixed martial arts competition,
                exhibition or event in any capacity for which a certificate is required must
                complete a certificate application. All documentation required for certification as
                identified in rules promulgated by the Authority must be provided to the
                Authority not later than ½ hour prior to the start of any mixed martial arts
                competition or event. Participants who fail to comply with this requirement may,
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             in the discretion of the Authority in attendance, be denied a certificate and ability
             to participate in the immediate competition or event.

        5.   The Authority shall have the right to establish testing procedures prior to the
             granting of certificates to officials and promoters to ascertain their knowledge of
             these rules.

SECTION 4. Weighing-In.

      The Authority in attendance shall weigh each competitor using "suitable scales" to be
      furnished by the promoter. "Suitable scales" are those which have a maximum deviation
      of 8 ounces. The Authority, at its discretion may require appropriate testing of the scales
      prior to the weighing. They shall see that the weights of opposing competitors comply
      with the rules of the Authority. If the weights do not so comply, the Authority shall notify
      the promoter and the contest shall not take place.

SECTION 5. Rules of Competition.

      All mixed martial arts competitions shall be conducted pursuant to the rules promulgated
      by the Authority

SECTION 6. Collections.

      No collection shall be made at any competition unless permission has previously been
      obtained from the Authority, and the person or group conducting the collection has
      complied with Title 9, M.R.S. Chapter 385, The Charitable Solicitations Act.

SECTION 7. Wagering.

      Wagering on any mixed martial art competitions is prohibited in any area in which a
      competition, exhibition or event is conducted which is under the jurisdiction of the
      Authority.

SECTION 8. Beverages.

      Only beverages served in paper or plastic cups may be sold in the hall where mixed
      martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events are conducted.

SECTION 9. Unlawful Activities.

      A mixed martial artist who has been certified by the Authority shall not engage in any
      activity, whether individually or in concert with others, which is designed to violate any
      Authority rule or to induce or encourage any person, club, association or corporation to
      violate such rules.
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SECTION 10. Profanity, Verbal Abuse.

       No profanity or unnecessary verbal abuse shall be directed at any official or member of
       the Authority by any individual certificated by the Authority.

SECTION 11. Fixed Fights.

       No mixed martial artist who has been certificated by the Authority shall engage in any
       activity designed to fix or predetermine the result of any contest, or knowingly participate
       in such activity or contest in any way.

SECTION 12. Arrival Time-Officials.

       All officials shall arrive at the arena at least one hour prior to the first bout. Any official
       who has not arrived as stated may be replaced by members of the Authority in attendance
       and prevented from officiating.

SECTION 13. General Applicability of Rules.

       Except where otherwise specifically provided, all rules promulgated by the Authority
       shall be applicable to professional and amateur mixed martial arts competitions.

SECTION 14. Powers of Authority Members.

        1.    Any Authority member in attendance at a mixed martial arts competition or
              exhibition shall have the authority to enforce all Authority rules and the
              provisions of 8 M.R.S.A. Sections 521-528.

        2.    The Authority members(s) in attendance shall have the right to stop any contest,
              which right shall supersede the decision of any other official(s) on this issue.

SECTION 15. Suspension or Revocation of Certificates.

        1.    The Authority may revoke, suspend or refuse to renew the certificate of any
              mixed martial artist whose health or physical safety is in immediate jeopardy for
              a period of not more than thirty days, in accordance with Title 5 M.R.S.A.
              Section 10004(3). The Authority may consider but shall not be limited to personal
              observation, medical reports concerning physical or mental condition, past
              records, recommendations of a physician, or any other information related to a
              mixed martial artist's physical or mental condition in making the determination
              that the health or physical safety of a mixed martial artist would be jeopardized by
              participation in a mixed martial arts contest.

        2.    The Authority may initiate suspension or revocation proceedings against any
              individual certified by the Authority who violates any rule or order of the
              Authority.
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SECTION 16. Prohibition on Professionals Fighting as “Amateurs.”

              Any competitor who competes as an amateur may not currently or have ever been
              a professional fighter in any striking sports; this includes but is not limited to
              mixed martial arts, boxing, karate or any other form of a striking sport. Any
              competitor found in violation of this rule will be suspended for a period of not
              less than one year or more than two years.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-564
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99-650        MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 2:    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST
              COMPETITIONS/CONTESTS


SUMMARY: This rule identifies the technical requirements for all mixed martial artist
competitions/contests, including weight classifications, glove weight, fighting areas, stools,
water buckets/bottles, hand bandages, mouth pieces, protective equipment, apparel, physical
appearance, round duration, and the presence of judges, referees, physicians, emergency medical
technicians, inspectors, and ambulances.



SECTION 1. Weight classifications, allowances between weight classifications, and glove
           weights for mixed martial artists shall be as follows:

         Weight Class                Weights                   Allowances         Glove Sizes
         Straw Weight                Up to 115 lbs             3 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Flyweight                   116 to 125 lbs            3 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Bantamweight                126 to 135 lbs            3 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Featherweight               136 to 145 lbs            5 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Lightweight                 146 to 155 lbs            5 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Welterweight                156 to 170 lbs            5 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Middleweight                171 to 185 lbs            7 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Light heavyweight           186 to 205 lbs            7 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Heavyweight                 206 to 265 lbs            7 lbs              4 oz to 8 oz
         Super Heavyweight           Over 265 lbs                                 4 oz to 8 oz

SECTION 2. Fighting area (Cage). The fighting areas for all mixed martial arts events shall
           comply with the following construction requirements:

         1.   The fighting area canvas shall be no smaller than 18 feet by 18 feet and no larger
              than 32 feet by 32 feet. The fighting area canvas shall be padded in a manner as
              approved by the Authority, with at least one inch layer of foam padding. Padding
              shall extend beyond the fighting area and over the edge of the platform. No vinyl
              or other plastic rubberized covering shall be permitted.

         2.   The fighting area canvas shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the
              building and shall have suitable steps or ramp for use by the participants. Posts
              shall be made of metal not more than six inches in diameter, extending from the
              floor of the building to a minimum height of 58 inches above the fighting area
              canvas and shall be properly padded in a manner approved by the Authority.

         3.   The fighting area canvas area shall be enclosed by a fence made of such material
              as will not allow a fighter to fall out or break through it onto the floor or
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              spectators, including, but not limited to, vinyl coated chain link fencing. All
              metal parts shall be covered and padded in a manner approved by the Authority
              and shall not be abrasive to the competitors.

        4.    The fence shall provide two separate entries onto the fighting area canvas.

SECTION 3. Stools. Stools or chairs are required outside the fighting area for the competitor
           and his or her seconds in accordance with the following:

        1.    A stool of a type approved by the Authority shall be available for each
              competitor.

        2.    An appropriate number of stools or chairs, of a type approved by the Authority,
              shall be available for each competitor’s seconds. Such stools or chairs shall be
              located near each competitor’s corner.

        3.    All stools and chairs used must be thoroughly cleaned or replaced after the
              conclusion of each contest.

SECTION 4. Water Bucket/Water Bottle. For each mixed martial art contest, the promoter shall
           provide a clean water bucket and a clean plastic water bottle in each competitor’s
           corner.

SECTION 5. Hand Bandages. All bandages on mixed martial artists’ hands shall comply with
           the following specifications:

        1.    In all weight classes, the bandages on each competitor’s hand shall be restricted to
              soft gauze cloth not more than 13 yards in length and two inches in width, held in
              place by not more than 10 feet of surgeon’s tape, one inch in width, for each hand.

        2.    Surgeon’s adhesive tape shall be placed directly on each hand for protection near
              the wrist. The tape may cross the back of the hand twice and extend to cover and
              protect the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist.

        3.    The bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand.

        4.    Bandages and tape shall be placed on the competitor’s hands in the dressing room
              in the presence of the inspector and in the presence of the manager or chief
              second of his or her opponent.

        5.    Under no circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a competitor until
              the approval of the inspector is received.
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SECTION 6. Mouth pieces.

       1.    All competitors are required to wear a mouthpiece during competition. The
             mouthpiece shall be subject to examination and approval by the attending
             physician.

       2.    The round cannot begin without the mouthpiece in place.

       3.    If the mouthpiece is involuntarily dislodged during competition, the referee shall
             call time, clean the mouthpiece and reinsert the mouthpiece at the first opportune
             moment, without interfering with the immediate action.

SECTION 7. Protective equipment.

       1.    Male mixed martial artists shall wear a groin protector of their own selection and
             of a type approved by the Authority.

       2.    Female mixed martial artists are prohibited from wearing groin protectors.

SECTION 8. Gloves.

       1.    The gloves for all contests shall be in good condition or they must be replaced.

       2.   All competitors shall wear gloves that weigh not less than 4 oz. and not more than
            8 oz., supplied by the promoter and approved by the Authority. No competitor
            shall supply their own gloves for any contest.

SECTION 9. Apparel.

       1.    Each competitor shall wear mixed martial arts shorts, biking shorts, or kick-mixed
             martial arts shorts.

       2.    Gis or shirts are prohibited during competition.

       3.    Shoes are prohibited during competition.

       4.    Grappling shin guards are prohibited during competition.

       5.    Absolutely “no” body grease, gels, balms or lotions may be applied. Vaseline may
             be applied to the facial area at cage side in the presence of an inspector, referee, or
             a person designated by the Authority. Any competitor applying anything prior to
             this could be penalized a point or disqualified.

       6.    Taping of hands, wrists and ankles is permitted.
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        7.    Neoprene joint supports are permitted during competition; however, no metal
              supports can ever be worn during competition.

SECTION 10. Physical Appearance.

        1.    The inspector or Authority representative shall determine whether head or facial
              hair presents any hazard to the safety of the competitor their opponent or will
              interfere with the supervision and conduct of the event. Facial hair many not be
              braided.

        2.    Jewelry or piercing accessories are prohibited during competition.

        3.    Finger and toe nails must be trimmed.

SECTION 11. Round/Rest Duration.

        1.    Each non-championship mixed martial arts contest shall be three rounds, of five
              minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.

        2.    Each championship mixed martial arts contest shall be five rounds, of five
              minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.

SECTION 12. Judges Required. Each mixed martial arts contest shall be evaluated and scored
            according to the rules adopted by the Authority.

SECTION 13. Referee Required. Each mixed martial arts contest shall be refereed according to
            the rules adopted by the Authority.

SECTION 14. Physician Required. Each mixed martial arts contest shall have an attending
            physician present performing duties according to the rules adopted by the
            Authority.

SECTION 15. Emergency Medical Technicians Required. Each mixed martial arts contest shall
            have an emergency medical technician present performing duties according to the
            rules adopted by the Authority.

SECTION 16. Ambulance Required. Each mixed martial arts contest shall have an ambulance
            present.

SECTION 17. Inspectors. Mixed martial arts contests may have an inspector approved by the
            Authority present performing duties according to the rules adopted by the
            Authority.

SECTION 18. Certifications Required. Each mixed martial arts participant must be certified
            according to the rules adopted by the Authority.
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STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-565
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99-650        MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 3:    JUDGING/REFEREEING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS


SUMMARY: This rule sets forth the criteria for judging and refereeing all mixed martial artist
contests occurring during mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events approved by the
Authority.



SECTION 1. Stopping a mixed martial arts contest. The referee and attending physician are the
           sole arbiters of a bout and are the only individuals authorized to enter the fighting
           area at any time during competition and authorized to stop a contest.

SECTION 2. Judging. All mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events shall be
           judged according to the following criteria:

         1.   Minimum Number of Judges. All fights will be evaluated and scored by three
              judges.

         2.   Point System. The 10-Point Must System will be the standard system of scoring a
              fight. Under the 10-Point Must Scoring System, 10 points must be awarded to the
              winner of the round and 9 points or less must be awarded to the loser, except for a
              rare even round, which is scored (10-10).

         3.   Point System: Application.

                 A. General. Points shall be recorded for each of the competitors immediately
                    following the end of each round. At the conclusion of every fight the
                    points given each competitor shall be totaled carefully by the judge. The
                    winner's name should then be written clearly on the card, and the card
                    signed by the judge.

                 B. Recording of Fouls. Upon notification by the referee of a penalty imposed
                    for a foul, at the end of the round each judge shall follow the instructions
                    of the referee in deducting one or more points from his/her score for the
                    mixed martial arts competitor committing the foul. Each judge shall mark
                    a "P" (for penalty) beside his/her original score, following which, he/she
                    shall mark the new score in the space provided for that round.

                 C. Awarding Points: Criteria.

                          (1) Judges shall evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as
                              effective striking, effective grappling, and control of the fighting
                              area, effective aggressiveness and defense.
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(2) Evaluations shall be made in the order in which the techniques
    described above appear, giving the most weight in scoring to
    effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area
    and effective aggressiveness and defense.

(3) Effective striking is judged by determining the total number of
    legal heavy strikes landed by a competitor.

(4) Effective grappling is judged by considering the amount of
    successful executions of a legal takedown and reversals.
    Examples of factors to consider are: take downs from standing
    position to mount position; passing the guard to mount position;
    and bottom position fighters using an active, threatening guard.

(5) Fighting area control is judged by determining who is dictating
    the pace, location and position of the bout. Examples of factors
    to consider are: countering a grappler’s attempt at takedown by
    remaining standing and legally striking; taking down an
    opponent to force a ground fight; creating threatening submission
    attempts, passing the guard to achieve mount, and creating
    striking opportunities.

(6) Effective aggressiveness means moving forward and landing a
    legal strike.

(7) Effective defense means avoiding being struck, taken down or
    reversed while countering with offensive attacks.

(8) A round is to be scored as a 10-10 Round when both competitors
    appear to be fighting evenly and neither competitor shows clear
    dominance in a round.

(9) A round is to be scored as a 10-9 Round when a competitor wins
    by a close margin, landing the greater number of effective legal
    strikes, grappling and other maneuvers.

(10) A round is to be scored as a 10-8 Round when a competitor
     overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling in a round.

(11) A round is to be scored as a 10-7 Round when a competitor
     totally dominates by striking or grappling in a round.
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                          (12) Judges shall use a sliding scale and recognize the length of time
                               the competitors are either standing or on the ground, as follows:

                               (a)   If the competitors spent a majority of a round on the
                                     canvas, then:

                                     (1) Effective grappling is weighed first; and

                                     (2) Effective striking is then weighed.

                               (b)   If the competitors spent a majority of a round standing, then:

                                     (1) Effective striking is weighed first; and

                                     (2) Effective grappling is then weighed.

                               (c)   If a round ends with a relatively even amount of standing
                                     and canvas fighting, striking and grappling are weighed
                                     equally.

                 D. Professional and Amateur Fight. In the event two professional competitors
                    have been awarded an equal number of points, the decision of the judge
                    shall be written as a "Draw."

SECTION 3. Refereeing. All mixed martial arts contests shall be refereed according to the
           following criteria:

        1.    Warnings. The referee shall issue a single warning for the following infractions:

                 A. Holding or grabbing the fence;

                 B. Holding opponent’s shorts or gloves; or

                 C. The presence of more than one second on the fighting area perimeter.

              After the initial warning, if the prohibited conduct persists, a penalty will be
              issued. The penalty may result in a deduction of points or disqualification.
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2.   Fouls.

       A. General.

                (1) Only a referee can assess a foul. If the referee does not call the
                     foul, judges shall not make that assessment on their own and
                     cannot factor such into their scoring calculations.

                (2) Fouls will result in one point being deducted by the official
                    scorekeeper from the offending competitor’s score.

                (3) A fouled fighter shall be given up to five minutes to recuperate.

       B. Types of Fouls. The following are fouls and will result in penalties if
          committed:

                (1) Butting with the head;

                (2) Eye gouging of any kind;

                (3) Biting or spitting at an opponent;

                (4) Hair pulling;

                (5) Fish hooking;

                (6) Groin attacks of any kind;

                (7) Intentionally placing a finger in any opponent’s orifice, cut or
                    laceration;

                (8) Downward pointing or spiking elbow strikes (12 to 6 o’clock
                    motion) (Arcing elbow strikes are permitted);

                (9) Small joint manipulation;

                (10) Strikes to the spine or back of the head;

                (11) Heel kicks to the kidney;

                (12) Throat strikes of any kind;

                (13) Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle;
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                               (14) Kicking the head of a grounded1 fighter;

                               (15) Kneeing the head of a grounded fighter;

                               (16) Stomping of a grounded fighter;

                               (17) The use of abusive language in fighting area;

                               (18) Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent;

                               (19) Attacking an opponent on or during the break;

                               (20) Attacking an opponent who is under the referee’s care at the
                                    time;

                               (21) Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistent dropping of
                                    mouthpiece, or faking an injury);

                               (22) Interference from a competitor’s seconds;

                               (23) Throwing an opponent out of the fighting area;

                               (24) Flagrant disregard of the referee’s instructions;

                               (25) Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his or her head or neck;

                               (26) Attacking the opponent after bell has sounded to end the round;
                                    and

                               (27) Any act in the judgment of the referee that is unfairly detrimental
                                    and places a competitor at an unfair disadvantage.

                     C. Disqualification. Disqualification occurs after any combination of three of
                        the fouls listed in paragraph B above or after a referee determines that a
                        foul was intentional and flagrant.

                     D. Referee Action Following Foul.

                               (1) General. If a foul is committed, the referee shall:

                                          (a) call time;


1
 A competitor is considered “grounded” when his/her torso or three points of his/her body are touching the canvas.
Example: Two legs and a hand are touching the canvass. Note: A downed opponent may kick up to all legal striking
points of the body.
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                          (b) check the fouled competitor’s condition and safety; and

                          (c) assess the foul to the offending competitor, deduct points,
                              and notify each corner’s seconds, judges and the official
                              scorekeeper.

                  (2) Foul Committed by Bottom Competitor. If a bottom competitor
                      commits a foul, unless the top competitor is injured, the fight
                      shall continue, so as not to jeopardize the top competitor’s
                      superior positioning at the time. Under these circumstances, the
                      referee:

                          (a) shall verbally notify the bottom competitor of the foul;

                          (b) shall assess the foul and notify both corners’ seconds, the
                              judges and the official scorekeeper when the round is
                              over; and

                          (b) may terminate a bout based on the severity of a foul. For
                              such a flagrant foul, a competitor shall lose by
                              disqualification.

3.   Injuries sustained during competition.

        A. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of a legal maneuver is
           severe enough to terminate a bout, the injured competitor loses by
           technical knockout.

        B. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul
           is severe enough to terminate a bout, the competitor causing the injury
           loses by disqualification.

        C. If an injury is sustained during competition as a result of an intentional
           foul and the bout is allowed to continue, the referee shall notify the
           scorekeeper to deduct automatically two points from the competitor who
           committed the foul.

        D. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of intentional foul
           causes the injured competitor to be unable to continue at a subsequent
           point in the contest, the injured competitor shall win by technical decision,
           if he or she is ahead on the score cards. If the injured competitor is even or
           behind on the score cards at the time of stoppage, the outcome of the bout
           shall be declared a technical draw.
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        E. If a competitor injures himself or herself while attempting to foul his or
           her opponent, the referee shall not take any action in his or her favor, and
           the injury shall be treated in the same manner as an injury produced by a
           fair blow.

        F.   If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an accidental foul is
             severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout shall
             result in a no contest if stopped before two rounds have been completed in
             a three round bout or if stopped before three rounds have been completed
             in a five round bout.

        G. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an accidental foul is
           severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout shall
           result in a technical decision awarded to the competitor who is ahead on
           the score cards at the time the bout is stopped only when the bout is
           stopped after two rounds of a three round bout, or three rounds of a five
           round bout have been completed.

        H. There will be no scoring of an incomplete round. However, if the referee
           penalizes either competitor, then the appropriate points shall be deducted
           when the scorekeeper calculates the final score.


4.   Types of Bout Results. The following are the types of bout results:

        A. Submission by:

                 (1) Tap Out: When a competitor physically uses his hand to indicate
                     that he or she no longer wishes to continue; or

                 (2) Verbal tap out: When a competitor verbally announces to the
                     referee that he or she does not wish to continue.

        B. Technical knockout by:

                 (1) Referee stops bout;

                 (2) Attending physician stops contest; or

                 (3) When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to
                     terminate a bout.

        C. Knockout by failure to rise from the canvas.
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               D. Decision via score cards:

                        (1) Unanimous: When all three judges score the bout for the same
                            competitor;

                        (2) Split Decision: When two judges score the bout for one
                            competitor and one judge scores for the opponent; or

                        (3) Majority Decision: When two judges score the bout for the same
                            competitor and one judge scores a draw.

               E. Draws:

                        (1) Unanimous: When all three judges score the bout a draw;

                        (2) Majority: When two judges score the bout a draw; or

                        (3) Split: When all three judges score differently and the score total
                            results in a draw.

               F.   Disqualification: When an injury sustained during competition as a result
                    of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate the contest.

               G. Forfeit: When a competitor fails to begin competition or prematurely ends
                  the contest for reasons other than injury or by indicating a tap out.

               H. Technical Draw: When an injury, sustained during competition as a result
                  of an intentional foul, causes the injured competitor to be unable to
                  continue and the injured competitor is even or behind on the score cards
                  at the time of stoppage.

               I.   Technical Decision: When the bout is prematurely stopped due to injury
                    and a competitor is leading on the score cards.

               J.   No Contest: When a contest is prematurely stopped due to accidental
                    injury and a sufficient number of rounds have not been completed to
                    render a decision via the score cards.




STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-566
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99-650          MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 4:      RULES GOVERNING JUDGES


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications of judges for certification by the Authority,
and the authority and duties of certificated judges prior to, during, and after contests at mixed
martial arts competitions, exhibitions and events.



SECTION 1. Certification Required.

         All judges must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging in any act
         authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules promulgated by the
         Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, all judges must meet all of the
         following requirements:

          1.    Knowledge. All judges shall study, and become thoroughly familiar with all rules
                promulgated by the Authority regarding mixed martial arts competitions,
                exhibitions, and events.

          2.    Application. Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

          3.    Fees. Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.

SECTION 3. Conflict of Interest: Multiple Certifications Prohibited

          1.    General. No active mixed martial arts competitor, manager, promoter or second
                currently certified by the Authority shall be issued a certificate as a judge by the
                Authority.

          2.    The authority may issue a certificate to a promoter permitting him/her to be a
                judge or a referee in this jurisdiction for which he/she does not hold a current
                promoter's certificate.

          3.    Upon filing an application with the Authority for a judge's certificate, a mixed
                martial arts competitor, manager, promoter or second shall submit his/her current
                certificate type to the Authority for cancellation.
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SECTION 4. Minimum Number of Judges Required.

      All mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events shall be evaluated and scored
      by three judges duly certified by the Authority.

SECTION 5. Duties.

       1.    Confirm Identity of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors.

             Prior to the start of any mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event, the
             judges must confirm to the referee the correct identity of each mixed martial arts
             competitor.

       2.    Comportment.

             Judges shall not confer with each other during the contests, nor express in any
             way to anyone, their opinions as to the winner, except by final written vote.

       3.    Judging.

             All mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions and events shall be judged
             according to criteria promulgated in rules by the Authority.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-567
                                                        99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 20



99-650          MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 5:      RULES GOVERNING REFEREES


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications of referees for certification by the
Authority, and the authority and duties of certificated referees prior to, during, and after contests
at mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions and events.



SECTION 1. Certification Required.

         All referees must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging in any act
         authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules promulgated by the
         Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, referees must meet all of the
         following requirements:

          1.    Physical Condition. Every new applicant for a new referee's certificate, or any
                applicant who has been inactive for 3 years, shall furnish the Authority with
                satisfactory proof of physical fitness before the application shall be considered.

          2.    Knowledge. All referees shall study, and become thoroughly familiar with all
                rules promulgated by the Authority regarding mixed martial arts competitions,
                exhibitions, and events.

          3.    Application. Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

          4.    Fees. Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.

SECTION 3. Conflict of Interest: Multiple Certifications Prohibited

          1.    General. No active mixed martial arts competitor, manager, promoter or second
                currently certified by the Authority shall be issued a certificate as a referee by the
                Authority.

          2.    The Authority may issue a certificate to a promoter permitting him/her to referee
                in a jurisdiction for which he/she does not hold a current promoter's certificate.

          3.    Upon filing an application with the Authority for a referee's certificate, a mixed
                martial arts competitor, manager, promoter or second shall submit his/her current
                certificate type to the Authority for cancellation.
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SECTION 4. Duties.

       1.   Appearance.

            Referees shall be attired in apparel approved by the Authority.

       2.   Examination of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors and Equipment.

            The referee shall examine:

               A. Gloves. The gloves and protectors of each competitor prior to the start of
                  the fight. The referee shall determine that the gloves:

                        (1) are the correct weight;

                        (2) have not been "broken" or the padding over the knuckles been
                             removed or disturbed. In case the padding over the striking part of
                             the glove shows evidence of having been disturbed other than
                             through actual use, the referee may order the glove or gloves
                             removed, and new gloves substituted;

                        (3) if used in other fights, are whole, clean and in sanitary
                             condition; and

                        (4) have no foreign substances applied to them.

               B. Bandages. The bandages of each competitor prior to the start of the fight.
                  The referee shall determine that the bandages are to protect the hands and
                  not add force to a blow. The referee shall also ensure that each competitor
                  has the opportunity to inspect the bandages of his/her opponent.

               C. Mouthpieces. The mouthpieces of each competitor to ensure that they are
                  correctly inserted.

               D. Bodies. The bodies of each competitor to ensure that no foreign substance
                  has been applied.

       3.   Confirm Identity of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors.

            Prior to the start of any mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event, the
            referee must receive confirmation that each judge has the correct identity of each
            mixed martial arts competitor.
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       4.    Enforcement of All Rules for Refereeing.

             Referees shall employ and enforce all rules for refereeing a mixed martial arts
             competition, exhibition or event promulgated by the Authority. In enforcing those
             rules, referees shall not permit unfair practices which may cause injury to a
             competitor, and will be held strictly responsible for enforcing all rules.

       5.    Stopping a Fight.

             Unless otherwise specifically provided by rules promulgated by the Authority,
             referees shall have full power to stop a fight whenever he/she deems it advisable
             because:

                A. of the physical condition of the competitors; or

                B. one of the competitors is clearly outclassed by his/her opponent; or

                C. of any other reason deemed appropriate to health or safety.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-568
                                                     99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 23



99-650         MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 6:     RULES GOVERNING PROMOTERS


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications of promoters for certification by the
Authority, and the duties of certificated promoters when promoting mixed martial arts
competitions, exhibitions and events.



SECTION 1. Certification Required.

         All promoters must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging in any act
         authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules promulgated by the
         Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, promoters must meet all of the
         following requirements:

         1.    Obtain, study and become thoroughly familiar with all laws regarding mixed
               martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         2.    Obtain, study and become thoroughly familiar with all rules promulgated by the
               Authority regarding mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         3.    Understand and agree that they must comply with all laws and rules regarding
               mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         4.    Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

         5.    Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.

SECTION 3. Duties.

         1.    Notify Authority of Contest Dates and Officials.

                  A. Subject to the approval of the Authority, all duly certificated promoters
                     shall secure the employment of officials for a mixed martial arts
                     competition, exhibition or event from a list of officials maintained by the
                     Authority. The Authority shall maintain and provide a current list of
                     officials to all duly certificated promoters upon request.
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        B. Duly certificated promoters shall notify the Authority's office of any
           proposed mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event date with a
           proposed list of officials at least thirty days prior to any such competition,
           exhibition, or event. The Authority may in a reasonable exercise of its
           discretion, in consideration of other pending or potential requests for show
           dates, give preliminary approval of the competition, exhibition or event
           date. The Authority may also approve the list of officials submitted by the
           promoter so long as all officials are properly certificated. If an official is
           not properly certificated, the Authority shall require the promoter to
           submit the name of an alternate official who is duly certificated by the
           Authority.

2.   Ensure Presence of Referee(s).

     The promoter shall ensure that every mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or
     event is refereed by individual(s) certificated by the Authority, who shall direct
     and control the mixed martial arts fighting. The Authority may require that there
     be 2 or more referees at each mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event.

3.   Ensure Presence of Attending Physician(s).

     The promoter shall ensure that every mixed martial arts competition, contest or
     event is attended by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the State
     of Maine and certified by the Authority. The promoter shall ensure that the
     attending physician performs all duties identified in rules promulgated by the
     Authority.

4.   Verify Certification of Participants.

        A. Promoters must determine that all professional competitors, seconds,
           managers, and officials are duly certificated before permitting them to
           participate in any capacity at any mixed martial arts competition,
           exhibition, or event, and will be held liable for all unpaid fees.

        B. Mixed martial artists, seconds and managers without Maine certificates
           who desire to participate in any way in any mixed martial arts contest may
           apply for their certificates using forms furnished to the promoter for this
           purpose by the Authority. Application must be made prior to participation
           in the competition, exhibition or event. Upon receipt of such an
           application, the Authority will issue a receipt, which will serve as a
           temporary certificate for ten days.

        C. The promoter shall forward to the Authority the completed application(s)
           and fee(s). Upon receipt of the application(s) and fee(s), the Authority will
           issue permanent certificate(s) to the applicant(s), mailing them to the
           addresses provided on the application(s).
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5.    Provide Insurance for Mixed Martial Artists.

      All professional mixed martial artists certificated as such by the Authority, and all
      amateur mixed martial artists subject to the jurisdiction of the Authority, shall be
      covered by accident insurance, provided by the promoter, in the event of injury or
      death while competing in a properly certificated mixed martial arts or sparring
      match or exhibition. Such insurance shall be covered by a policy issued by a
      recognized insurance company which policy shall first meet with the approval of
      the Authority as to form, premium and coverage. Alternatively, and in the sole
      discretion of the Authority, a policy may be purchased by the Authority and paid
      for by the promoter in any manner prescribed by the Authority.

6.    Provide Police and Fire Protection.

         A. Promoters shall provide adequate police protection at all mixed martial
            arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         B. Promoters shall obtain a certificate from the local fire chief that the facility
            where the mixed martial arts competition, exhibition, and event will take
            place is safe for public use. Promoters shall provide a copy of such
            certificate to the Authority upon request.

7.    Ensure Presence of an Ambulance. The promoter shall ensure that an ambulance
      shall be present at all mixed martial arts events, from the commencement of the
      first contest, throughout the duration of the event, and until the last competitor
      leaves the arena. No mixed martial arts event shall be allowed to continue if an
      ambulance is utilized to transport a previous competitor to a medical facility, until
      another ambulance is available and present at the event.

8.    Ensure Presence of Emergency Medical Technicians. The promoter shall ensure
      that there shall be at least two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) present
      martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events from the at all mixed
      commencement of the first contest, throughout the duration of the event, and until
      the last competitor leaves the arena. No mixed martial arts event shall be allowed
      to continue if an EMT leaves the arena to transport a previous competitor to a
      medical facility, until an EMT replacement is available and present at the event.

9.    Emergency medical facilities and equipment. All promoters must provide medical
      information, facilities and equipment, including but not limited to a stretcher and
      emergency oxygen, adequate for emergency occasions, and an ambulance for
      each mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event, and all such medical
      facilities and equipment must be approved in advance by the Authority.

10.   Attendance at weigh-ins. The promoter or his representative shall be present at all
      times during the weigh-in to complete all paperwork required by the Authority.
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    11.   Provide Seat for Attending Physician. The promoter shall provide a seat for one or
          more physicians at all mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.
          This seat must be located at or near the fighting area.
.
    12.   Provide Seating for Judges.

          The promoter shall provide the judges with seats at the side of the fighting area,
          on different sides of the fighting area, preferably on a raised dais or platform
          commanding a clear view of the entire fighting area at all mixed martial arts
          competitions, exhibitions, and events. The judges shall be isolated from all other
          attendees by at least the space of one seat on each side and to the rear.

    13.   Provide Public Address Announcer.

          The promoter shall provide a public address announcer at all mixed martial arts
          competitions, exhibitions, and events, and ensure that the following are
          announced over the public address system or from the center of the fighting area
          prior to the start of any contest:

             A. The names of the referee, judges, physician(s) and representative(s) of the
                Authority in attendance;

             B. Any change of official(s) which is made during the program; and

             C. The fact that the competition, exhibition or event is sanctioned by the
                Authority.

    14.   Provide Equipment.

          Promoters shall ensure the provision of, and if necessary provide all equipment
          necessary for the proper conduct of all mixed martial arts at all mixed martial arts
          competitions, exhibitions, and events, including, without limitation, the following:

             A. Suitable watches for timekeepers.

            B. A suitable stretcher at the side of the fighting area at all times for
               emergency use.

             D. Gloves for all competitors at all mixed martial arts competitions,
                exhibitions, and events, which gloves must be approved by an inspector for
                the Authority.

                 NOTE: No competitor shall supply their own gloves for use in any mixed
                 martial arts competition, exhibition or event.
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         E. "Suitable scales" for each weigh-in. "Suitable scales" are those which have
            a maximum deviation of 8 ounces. The Authority, at its discretion may
            require appropriate testing of the scales prior to the weighing.

         F.   A clean water bucket and a clean plastic water bottle in each competitor’s
              corner for each mixed martial arts competition, exhibition, and event.

         G. An adequate supply of latex, disposable hygienic laboratory gloves of a
            type approved by the Authority, to be worn by seconds, referees, attending
            physicians and inspectors while involved with the mixed martial arts
            competition, exhibition or event.

15.   Ensure Professionals Do Not Fight Amateurs.

      At no time shall a promoter schedule a mixed martial arts competition, exhibition
      or event between a professional mixed martial artist and an amateur mixed martial
      artist.

      NOTE: The amateur mixed martial artist will lose his amateur standing if he
      participates in any mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event against a
      professional mixed martial artist.

16.   Ensure Timely Arrival of Competitors.

      The promoter shall ensure that all mixed martial arts competitors arrive at the
      fighting area’s facility at least one and a half hours prior to the first scheduled
      fight in order to get weighed in, checked by the physician, dressed, gloved, and
      with respect to amateurs, paired with an opponent.

17.   Ensure Ticket Collection.

      The promoter shall ensure that all tickets for mixed martial arts competitions,
      exhibitions or events are collected in accordance with requirements established by
      the Authority. The Authority shall establish reasonable requirements for
      collection of tickets in order to ensure that gross receipts from each at all mixed
      martial arts competition, exhibition, and event are accurately recorded.

18.   5% of Gross Ticket Sales.

      The promoter shall ensure that the Authority is provided with 5% of the gross
      ticket sales for all mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events. In
      complying with this requirement, the promoter shall, upon request, provide the
      Authority or an agent of the Authority or an Inspector with documentation of the
      gross ticket sales for all mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events.
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       19.   Compensation of Inspectors.

               A. The promoter shall pay $50.00 as the compensation to each of the
                  inspectors appointed by the Authority to each mixed martial arts
                  competition, exhibition or event. The Authority shall have the discretion to
                  appoint up to a maximum of 12 inspectors to any mixed martial arts
                  competition which has among its contests a championship match or a
                  special event.

               B. Promoters shall not make any payments of compensation directly to
                  inspectors. The promoter shall write a check to the State of Maine in an
                  amount authorized and determined by the Authority or its authorized
                  representative. The check shall be given to the Authority or its authorized
                  representative. The funds will be disbursed by the Board to the inspectors.




STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-569
                                                         99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 29




99-650             MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 7:         REQUIREMENTS FOR MIXED MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITORS


SUMMARY: This rule identifies the certification requirements and duties of mixed martial arts
competitors for all mixed martial artist competitions. It also outlines the duties of the Authority
regarding notices of suspension.


SECTION 1. Certification Required.

             All mixed martial arts competitors must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to
             engaging in any act authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules
             promulgated by the Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

             Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, mixed martial arts competitors
             must meet all of the following requirements:

         1.        Knowledge. Obtain, study and become thoroughly familiar with all laws and rules
                   regarding mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         2         Agreement. Understand and agree that they must comply with all laws and rules
                         regarding mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         3.        Pre-Certification Medical Examination.

                      A. As a condition to certification or to the renewal of certification by the
                         Authority, a mixed martial arts competitor, shall undergo a thorough
                         medical examination by a physician or physicians to establish his or her
                         physical and mental fitness for competition.

                      B. An examination shall be made no earlier than 30 days but no later than one
                         day prior to licensure or the renewal thereof except for the Hepatitis B and
                         C and HIV tests, referred to below, which shall be conducted no earlier
                         than 180 days prior to participation in each scheduled competition. The
                         testing for complete blood count, bleeding and coagulation time shall only
                         be required for initial licensure, not renewals.

                      C. In addition to the examination required by (A) above, the Authority at its
                         discretion may order such additional examinations of a competitor at any
                         time for the purpose of determining his or her continued fitness and
                         qualification to engage in a mixed martial arts contest.
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                 D. No applicant shall be granted a certificate unless the physician appointed
                    by the Authority has certified his or her fitness to engage in a mixed
                    martial arts contest.

                 E. “Thorough Medical Examination” Defined. A thorough medical
                    examination shall include at a minimum:

                          (1) Ophthalmological dilation;

                          (2) A comprehensive history and physical examination;

                          (3) A complete blood count for bleeding and coagulation time for
                              initial licensure only;

                          (4) A Hepatitis B and C and HIV test conducted no earlier than 180
                              days prior to participation in each scheduled competition;

                          (5) A urinalysis; and

                          (6) The completion of a Communicable Bodily Fluid Virus High-Risk
                              Questionnaire no earlier than 180 days prior to participation in
                              each scheduled competition. The Questionnaire will be on a form
                              provided by the Board, and will involve questions with regard to
                              behaviors, practices or settings that likely increase one's possible
                              risk of contracting a communicable bodily fluid virus.

        6.    Application. Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

        7.    Fees. Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.


SECTION 3. Duties of Mixed Martial Art Competitors. All mixed martial art competitors shall
     comply with the following for his/her health and safety:

        1.    Pre-Fight Weigh-In Medical Examination.

                 A. All mixed martial arts competitors in all matches shall be given a medical
                    examination by a physician appointed by the Authority prior to the start of
                    the match, both at the weighing-in and in the evening, a short while before
                    the mixed martial arts program commences. All such examinations shall be
                    conducted privately with no other persons present other than the physician
                    and the competitor. This physical examination shall include as many of the
                    procedures identified by rule as the examining physician may decide are
                    necessary. In all cases, the examination shall include the administration of
                    a thorough ophthalmological and neurological examination and a
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           urinalysis. In all cases, the competitor shall present to the physician the
           results of a test for the HIV virus.

        B. The examination shall include a pregnancy test for all female mixed martial
           arts competitors. Any competitor determined to be pregnant shall not be
           permitted to compete in a mixed martial arts match in this State.

        C. No competitor shall be permitted to enter the fighting area unless the
           physician appointed by the Authority has certified his or her fitness to
           engage in a mixed martial arts contest. The physician's decision that a
           competitor is not fit to engage in a mixed martial arts contest shall not be
           subject to change by any other official. A competitor may be disqualified
           for any medical reason.

2.   Hepatitis and HIV Testing. All mixed martial arts participants in all matches shall
     complete Hepatitis B and C testing, as well as a HIV examination in accordance
     with the following:

        A. Pre-fight Hepatitis B and C testing shall be administered no earlier than
           180 days prior to the scheduled mixed martial arts competition. Any
           competitor who fails to produce a negative test result shall not be
           permitted to participate in mixed martial arts competition in this State. In
           addition to the negative test result, a Communicable Bodily Fluid Virus
           High-Risk Questionnaire must be completed no earlier than 180 days prior
           to participation in each scheduled competition. Hepatitis vaccinations, as
           opposed to testing, are recommended for all competitors but are not
           mandatory.

        B. A HIV test shall be completed by every competitor prior to his or her
           participation in each mixed martial arts competition. Pre-fight HIV tests
           shall be administered no earlier than 180 days prior to the mixed martial
           arts competition. Any competitor who fails to produce the results of such a
           test, or who produces a test result showing that the competitor is infected
           with the HIV virus, shall not be permitted to participate in mixed martial
           arts competition in this State. In addition to the negative test result, a
           Communicable Bodily Fluid Virus High-Risk Questionnaire must be
           completed no earlier than 180 days prior to participation in each scheduled
           competition.

3.   Refrain from the Usage of Prohibited Drugs.

        A. General. The use of any drug, narcotic, stimulant, depressant, or analgesic
           of any description, or alcohol substance, by a mixed martial arts
           competitor either before or during a match, shall result in the immediate
           disqualification of the competitor from the match and disciplinary action
           in accordance with penalties described below.
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       B. Urinalysis. A mixed martial arts competitor shall submit to:

                (1) Pre-fight or post-fight urinalysis or other laboratory procedure
                    ordered by the attending physician to detect the presence of any
                    drug. Refusal to submit to such testing shall result in the
                    immediate disqualification of the competitor from the contest and
                    an indefinite suspension from mixed martial arts competitions.

                (2) In addition to the mandatory pre-fight analysis, the Authority may,
                    at its discretion, decide to test for the presence of performance
                    enhancing drugs and thereby require additional urine specimens to
                    be produced at any time after the completion of the mixed martial
                    arts competition.

                (3) Collection of specimens for urinalysis testing shall be conducted
                    by an Authority official. Refusal to submit to such testing shall
                    result in the immediate disqualification of the competitor from the
                    contest and an indefinite suspension from mixed martial arts
                    competitions.

       C. Penalties for drug use. A competitor who violates any provision of this
          chapter relating to drugs is subject to disciplinary action by the Authority.
          Any competitor found to have violated any provision of this chapter
          relating to drugs shall be penalized as follows:

                (1) First offense: 90 days' certificate suspension;

                (2) Second offense: 180 days' certificate suspension, and mandatory
                    enrollment in a supervisory treatment program approved by the
                    Authority; and

                (3) Third offense: 2-year suspension.

4.   Post-Fight Medical Examination. All mixed martial arts competitors in all
     matches shall be given a physical examination by a physician appointed by the
     Authority immediately following the match. Any mixed martial arts competitor
     refusing to submit to a post-fight medical examination shall be immediately
     suspended for an indefinite period.

5.   Knock-Out Suspensions. All mixed martial arts competitors who have been ruled
     “knocked out” by the referee shall comply with the following periods of
     suspension from mixed martial arts competitions:

       A. Post-knockout suspension. Any mixed martial arts competitor who is ruled
          “knocked out” by the referee in a mixed martial arts match shall be
          suspended from mixed martial arts for a minimum 60-day period. The
          knocked-out competitor shall not be permitted to participate in a match
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                    until a thorough medical examination is completed and submitted, as
                    prescribed by the attending physician.

                B. Post-technical knockout suspension. Any mixed martial arts competitor
                   who is technically knocked out in a mixed martial arts match shall be
                   suspended for a minimum 30-day period. At the time of the knockout, an
                   Authority physician shall make a determination of whether or not any
                   additional testing is required to enter the fighting area again. The knocked
                   out competitor shall not be permitted to participate in a match until he or
                   she has completed and submitted any such medical examinations
                   prescribed by an Authority physician.

       6.    Post-knockout neurological examination. Any mixed martial arts competitor who
             is knocked out or technically knocked out in a mixed martial arts match must
             complete and submit the results of a thorough neurological examination.

SECTION 4. Suspension Notices.

       1. The Authority shall maintain a current listing of all competitors who are under
          suspension in this State and in any other mixed martial arts jurisdiction. That has
          provided the Authority similar information.

       2. The Authority, upon placing a competitor on the suspension list, shall immediately
          mail a written suspension notice to the competitor and his or her certificated
          manager at their last known addresses, specifying the nature of the suspension, the
          reason there for, and the length of the suspension, where known.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-570
                                                      99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 34



99-650          MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 8:      RULES GOVERNING MANAGERS AND SECONDS


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications of managers and seconds for certification
by the Authority, and identifies authorized/prohibited activities, and authorized/prohibited
equipment during mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions or events, and potential sanctions.



SECTION 1. Certification Required.

          All managers and seconds must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging
          in any act authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules promulgated
          by the Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, all managers and seconds must
         meet the following requirements:

         1.     Knowledge. All mangers and seconds shall study, and become thoroughly
                familiar with all rules promulgated by the Authority regarding mixed martial arts
                competitions, exhibitions, and events.

         2.     Filing of Contract. Managers shall provide the Authority with copies of all
                existing bona fide contracts between managers and professional mixed martial
                arts competitors for filing in the office of the Authority before a manager's
                certificate will be issued.

         3.     Application. Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

         4.     Fees. Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.

SECTION 3. Authorized Activities.

         1.     There may be two certificated seconds positioned in a designated area by a cage
                or fenced area or positioned in each corner of a fighting area. For championship
                bouts there may be three certificated seconds in these designated areas.

         2.     Only one second may enter the cage or fenced area to tend a fighter between
                rounds.

                NOTE: In case of an open cut a medical person or cut person may also enter the
                cage, fenced area, or fighting area.
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      3.     A manager or second of a competitor may be present to examine the application
             of the bandages and tape of the hands of the opposing mixed martial artist, and
             may accompany said mixed martial artist to the fighting area until the referee
             takes charge.

SECTION 4. Prohibited Activities.

      1.     No person other than the mixed martial arts competitors and referee shall enter the
             fighting area, fenced area, cage or fighting area during a fight. The referee may, in
             his/her discretion, stop a fight if an unauthorized person enters the fighting area,
             fenced area, or cage during a round.

      2.     Managers and seconds are prohibited from loud yelling or profanity while
             working the corner. Any profanity or disobedience of the referee's instructions
             during the progress of a fight shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal of a
             competitor’s manager or second from the corner.

      3.     Managers and seconds are not permitted to leave the designated area during a
             fight. If a manager or second leaves the designated area during a fight, the fighter
             will be disqualified.

      4.     Managers and seconds are not permitted to assist a fighter who is knocked out of
             the fighting area, fenced area or cage onto the floor. A fighter who is knocked out
             of a fighting area, fenced area or cage and onto the floor must get back into the
             fighting area within twenty seconds without assistance from anyone.

      5.     Managers or seconds are not permitted to a towel, sponge, or any article throw
             into the fighting area, fenced area, or cage as an acknowledgment of defeat.
             However, at the end of a round, a manager or second may ask the referee to stop a
             fight to protect a competitor from serious injury.

      6.     Managers or seconds shall not sign, or orally agree, for their professional mixed
             martial artists to fight when they know the mixed martial artist to be improperly
             conditioned or physically inadequate.

      7.     An individual shall not interfere in any way with the conduct of a fight, nor shall
             he/she touch a mixed martial artist during a round.

      8.     An individual shall not administer any aid to a mixed martial artist if the referee
             has ordered the mixed martial artist to be examined by the physician.
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SECTION 5. Authorized Equipment.

       1.   Items Permitted In The Mixed Martial Artist's Corner.

              A. Mandatory Equipment. The following items must be available in each
                 mixed martial arts competitor’s corner:

                         (1) A bucket with ice;

                         (2) Plastic water bottle;

                         (3) Sponge; and

                         (4) Surgical tape.

              B. Discretionary Equipment. The following items are the only other materials
                 which a manager or second may bring to or use at a mixed martial arts
                 competitor’s corner:

                   (1)    Vaseline;

                   (2)    Adrenaline (in a manufacturer's vial, premeasured in a 1/1,000
                          solution);

                   (3)    Cotton swabs;

                   (4)    Gauze pads;

                   (5)    Clean towels;

                   (6)    Thrombin;

                   (7)    Avitene;

                   (8)    Pressure plates;

                   (9)    Hydrogen peroxide;

                   (10) Mouthwash solution;

                   (11) Bandage scissors; and

                   (12) Sterile skin closures.
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SECTION 6. Prohibited Equipment.

        The following materials are expressly prohibited from each mixed martial arts
        competitor’s corner:

       1.      Monsel solution;

       2.      Drugs of any type,

       3.      "New skin" Flex Collodion;

       4.      Silver nitrate;

       5.      Any substance with an iron base;

       6.      Ammonia capsules; and

       7.      Smelling salts.

SECTION 7. Sanctions.

            Any person who engages in any of the prohibited activities identified above will be
            disqualified for the remainder of the mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or
            event, and his/her certificate suspended for a minimum of sixty days. An individual
            may appeal the suspension by submitting a written request for a hearing to the
            Authority within ten (10) days of receipt of the written notification of suspension by
            the Authority.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-571
                                                       99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 38



99-650         MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 9:     RULES GOVERNING ATTENDING PHYSICIANS


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications and duties of attending physicians prior to,
during, and after mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions and events.


SECTION 1.     Certification Required.

         All attending physicians must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging in
         any act authorized or required by law or by rules promulgated by the Authority.

SECTION 2.     Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, all attending physicians must meet the
         following requirements:

         1.    License. All attending physicians must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of
               Maine.

         2.    Knowledge. All attending physicians shall study, and become thoroughly familiar
               with all rules promulgated by the Authority regarding mixed martial arts
               competitions, exhibitions, and events.

SECTION 2.     Duties.

         1.    Examination of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors.

                  A.      Within ten hours before each contest, the attending physician shall
                          examine each competitor, and shall report on the condition of each
                          competitor. If, in his/her opinion, the condition of any competitor is not
                          favorable, he/she shall immediately provide written notification of such
                          opinion to the promoter and Authority.

                  B.      No mixed martial artist shall be allowed to take part in any contest if he
                          wears a dressing on a cut, wound, abrasion, laceration or blood swelling
                          on his scalp or face including the nose and ears. The decision shall be
                          made by the physician examining the mixed martial artist on the day of
                          his/her fight. “Dressing” includes but is not limited to mean items such as
                          cocoon, tape bandages, and gauze. The referee will also examine the
                          mixed martial artist prior to commencement of the bout and, if the mixed
                          martial artist is found in violation of the aforementioned requirements,
                          he/she will not be allowed to compete unless the dressing can be removed
                          and the injury or cut or wound is not sufficiently serious as to endanger the
                          mixed martial artist.
                                             99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 39



        C.      Medical Reports. The attending physician shall make a detailed written
                record of each and every medical examination performed by him/her on
                forms provided by the Authority or on such other forms as may be
                necessary. The original of all such records shall be filed with the Authority
                within 24 hours of each such examination.

2.   Remain Present During Mixed Martial Arts Competitions, Exhibitions or Events.

        A. General. The attending physician shall remain at the scene of the competition,
           exhibition or event until he/she has ascertained that no serious injuries have been
           received by any competitor, or until such injuries have been given attention.

        B. Position During Fight. During the progress of the fights, the attending
           physician shall remain at the fighting area in a seat to be provided by the
           promoter, and shall have his/her medical kit immediately available.

3.   Provide Medical Equipment.

     The attending physician shall have a medical kit that includes the following
     equipment at the fighting area during mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions
     and events:

        A. Stethoscope;

        B. Manometer;

        C. Alcohol;

        D. Cotton;

        E.   Gauze;

        F.   Ice bag;

        G. Aromatic ammonia (capsules).

4.   Terminate a Mixed Martial Arts Fight.

        A. General. The attending physician shall notify the referee to terminate any mixed
           martial arts match if in the opinion of such physician any competitor has
           received severe physical injury or is in danger of serious physical injury. Any
           mixed martial artist who in the opinion of the physician suffers a serious head
           injury or is rendered unconscious shall not be permitted to continue to fight.

        B. Treatment. In the event of any serious injury, the attending physician shall
           immediately render any emergency treatment necessary, and order further
           treatment or hospitalization if required. The attending physician may also
           require that the injured competitor and his or her manager remain in the
           fighting area or on the premises or report to a hospital after the contest for
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                    such period of time as such physician deems advisable. Any competitor,
                    manager or second refusing to comply with the attending physician’s orders
                    regarding hospitalization may have his/her certification suspended by the
                    Authority in the absence of good cause shown to the contrary.

                C. Entering the Fighting Area (Cage).

                         (1) Between Rounds. The attending physician may enter the fighting
                             area between the rounds of a mixed martial arts contest.

                         (2) During Fight. The attending physician shall not enter the fighting area
                             during the progress of a fight unless:

                                   (a) expressly requested to do so by the referee;

                                   (b) after the referee has ordered the competitors to stop; and

                                   (c) the referee has separated the competitors.

        5.   Report of Injuries.

                A. General. Immediately after (i.e. within 24 hours) a mixed martial arts
                   competition, exhibition or event, the attending physician shall fill out and
                   return to the Authority a printed injury insurance form reporting serious
                   injuries. Such reports shall include any subsequent recommendations
                   regarding the injured competitor.

                B. Serious Injuries. On the date of the bout, the attending physician shall provide
                   the attending Authority with a written statement that the mixed martial artist
                   was rendered unconscious or suffered serious head injury during the mixed
                   martial arts contest. Any mixed martial artist who in the opinion of the
                   physician suffers a serious head injury or is rendered unconscious shall not be
                   permitted to resume mixed martial arts competition until the Authority receives
                   written certification from a physician that the mixed martial artist is fit to take
                   part in competitive fighting.


STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-572
                                                     99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 41



99-650    MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 10: MIXED MARTIAL ARTS INSPECTORS


SUMMARY: This rule identifies the requirements and duties of mixed martial arts inspectors
for all mixed martial artist competitions, exhibitions and events.


SECTION 1. General. Inspectors are agents of the Authority.

SECTION 2. Duties. Inspectors shall assist the Authority by performing the following duties
           during mixed martial arts competitions:

         1.   Determining that competitors and all other participants are certificated according
              to the requirements of the rules of this chapter.

         2.   Collecting fees.

         3.   Composing a list of the identities of fight officials to be used as a payroll by the
              Authority.

         4.   Supervising gate entrances.

         5.   Submitting an insurance premium report to the Authority and collecting a check
              from the promoter for payment of the insurance premiums. The report and
              premium shall be forwarded by the Authority to the insurance carrier.

         6.   Attendance at weigh-in. Inspectors assigned to mixed martial arts shows must
              attend the weigh-in as well as the performances.

         7.   Report - payment of fees:

                 A. The inspector-in-charge at every mixed martial arts show must submit or
                    mail to the Authority a completed inspector's report on a form provided by
                    the Authority within 24 hours; and

                 B. Payment of all fees must be made to the Authority forthwith under penalty
                    of suspension.

         8.   Receipt book:

                 A. Each inspector shall carry with him/her at all times a receipt book for
                    certificate fees or other collections.

                 B. Receipts are to be made out in triplicate; one copy for the person paying
                    the fee, one copy for the inspector to forward to the Authority office
                    together with his report and the third copy to remain in the book.
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         C. When each receipt book is completed the inspector must return it to the
            office immediately and any failure will result in suspension by the
            Authority and the inspector may be subject to discharge.

9.    Forwarding of scorecards. Inspectors at mixed martial arts competitions must
      obtain the judges' scorecards and forward same to the Authority in addition to
      other reports required by the Authority.

10.   Check of substitute competitors. All substitutions must occur no later than two
      hours after the weigh-in and all substitutes must be approved by the Authority or
      its representative and have previously obtained certificates from the Authority.

11.   Check of lock boxes. Inspectors must check lock boxes to make certain no
      counterfeit tickets are deposited and as a double check on the box office count.

12.   Special reports on performances. Inspectors shall, when the occasion requires,
      submit special reports on performances of the competitors, recommendations for
      suspensions or unusual incidents.

13.   Special reports on injuries. If any participant in any mixed martial arts contest is
      injured and requires hospital attention, the inspectors must notify the Authority's
      office at once and then shall submit a special report on a form supplied by the
      Authority. The same shall include all details and subsequent follow-up reports on
      the condition of the injured competitor.

14.   Ensure enforcement of regulations. Inspectors shall see that: all necessary
      equipment is provided; the competitors are ready on time; the seconds are
      properly instructed in their duties; and all regulations pertaining to the proper
      conduct of the contest are enforced.

15.   Report of injuries covered by insurance. Inspectors, in cooperation with the
      physicians, shall make an inquiry of all competitors after their contests and shall
      report any injuries covered by the accident insurance plan on a special form to the
      Authority within 24 hours.

16.   Collecting and Forwarding of Receipts. The promoter shall ensure that the
      Authority is provided with 5 % of the gross ticket sales for all mixed martial arts
      competitions, exhibitions or events. The inspector or Authority may request the
      promoter to provide documentation of the gross ticket sales for all mixed martial
      arts competitions, exhibitions or events. Inspectors must promptly forward to the
      Authority voided receipts as well as all other receipts from receipt books in their
      custody, including the 5 % of the gross ticket sales after the conduct of any mixed
      martial arts competitions, exhibition or event to which they are assigned.
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SECTION 3. Compensation for Inspectors.

       1. Inspectors may be assigned by the Authority to each mixed martial arts competition,
          exhibition or event.

       2. The compensation to the inspectors shall be paid by the promoter and the fee for
          each of the inspectors shall be $50.00.

       3. Inspectors shall not accept any payments of compensation directly from promoters.
          The promoter shall write a check to the State of Maine in an amount authorized and
          determined by the Authority or its authorized representative. The check shall be
          given to the Authority or its authorized representative. The funds will be disbursed
          by the Board to the inspectors.

       4. Notwithstanding (1) above, the Authority shall have the discretion to appoint up to a
          maximum of 12 inspectors to any mixed martial arts competition which has among
          its contests a championship contest or a special event.




STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-573
                                                      99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 44



99-650         MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 11: RULES GOVERNING TIMEKEEPERS


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the qualifications of timekeepers for certification by the
Authority, and the authority and duties of certificated timekeepers prior to, during, and after
mixed martial arts competitions, exhibitions and events.


SECTION 1. Certification Required.

         All timekeepers must obtain a certificate from the Authority prior to engaging in any
         act authorized or required by law or authorized or required by rules promulgated by the
         Authority.

SECTION 2. Qualification for Certification.

         Prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Authority, all timekeepers must meet all of
               the following requirements:

         1.    Knowledge. All timekeepers shall study, and become thoroughly familiar with all
               rules promulgated by the Authority regarding mixed martial arts competitions,
               exhibitions, and events.

         2.    Application. Complete an application form approved by the Authority.

         3.    Fees. Submit payment of all application fees to the Authority.

SECTION 3. Duties.

         1.    Timekeepers shall be responsible for each round being of exactly equal duration
               as announced before such contest and rest period of one minute's duration.

         2.    Timekeepers shall not leave the gong until the completion of the fight.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-574
                                                   99-650 – Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine   page 45




99-650        MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Chapter 12: FEES


SUMMARY: This rule establishes the fees for the types of certifications issued by the Authority.



SECTION 1. Promoters' Certificate Fee.             $100


SECTION 2. Other Certificate Fees.

         1.   Judge                                $20

         2.   Mixed martial artist                 $20

         3.   Referee                              $20

         4.   Manager/Second                       $20

         5.   Physician                            $20

         6.   Timekeeper                           $20



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §§ 522-532

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     November 14, 2010 – filing 2010-575

				
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