Michigan Amateur Combat Sports Bill Signed Into Law

Recently Michigan’s legislature passed a Bill seeking to regulate amateur Mixed Martial Arts.  This week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the Bill into law.

The AP published the following press release

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills regulating mixed martial arts bouts between amateur fighters.

Snyder says in a news release that as participation in martial arts competition has grown it has become important to protect the health and safety of amateur participants.

The main law regulates amateur mixed martial arts contests like professional mixed martial arts fights and boxing. Licensing fees are assessed on contestants, promoters, judges, referees and others.

Amateur athletes will compete in weight classes, with drug testing required, as well as a doctor and ambulance onsite.

One of the laws makes it a felony crime for a fight promoter to allow a boxing or MMA professional to participate in a fight with an amateur fighter.

My previous summary of this legislation can be found here.

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