Weigh-In, Pre-fight Physical Examination and Post-fight Physical Examination
(1)No unarmed combat sports competitor shall be weighed-in or administered a pre-fight physical examination unless the competitor is properly licensed by the superintendent.
(2)Weigh-in: Unless approved by an authorized representative of the superintendent, unarmed combat sports competitors shall be officially weighed within 24 hours prior to the commencement of the event:
(a)The weigh-in shall occur at a time and place designated or approved by the Administrator, and in the presence of an authorized representative of the superintendent;
(b)Scales approved by the Administrator shall be utilized for the official weigh-in;
(c)Any unarmed combat sports competitor who has been signed to a contract to compete at any unarmed combat sports event may be ordered by the superintendent or an authorized representative of the superintendent to appear at any time to be weighed by an authorized representative of the superintendent;
(d)If an unarmed combat sports competitor is late to the weigh-in or to the pre-fight physical examination, the competitor may be subject to disciplinary action;
(e)If an unarmed combat sports competitor appears at the weigh-in, and the competitor’s body weight is 5% or more over the agreed upon weight, the competitor may be disqualified from the bout and the competitor may be subject to disciplinary action by the superintendent;
(f)If in an attempt to make weight, the unarmed combat sports competitor shows evidence of significant dehydration, of having taken diuretics or other drugs, or of having used any other harsh modality, the examining medical personnel may refuse to medically qualify the competitor to participate in an event;
(g)A professional unarmed combat sports competitor who fails to make the weight contractually agreed upon in his or her bout agreement forfeits 20% of his or her purse to his or her opponent, if the competitor is unable to make the contractually agreed upon weight within two hours directly following the weigh-in, and the bout takes place. If the professional competitor is able to make the contractually agreed upon weight or weighs less than 1 pound outside the agreed limits, no forfeit may be imposed or fine assessed upon the competitor;
(h)All unarmed combat sports competitors are permitted two hours directly following the start of the scheduled weigh-in to make weight regardless of whether the competitor is competing in a professional or amateur bout.
(A)If a professional unarmed combat sports competitor agrees to fight an opponent who has failed to make weight, the fight may take place, if approved by an authorized representative of the superintendent. The bout agreement shall be amended to reflect the agreed upon weight.
(B)The 1 pound allowance set forth in this section does not apply to championship or title bouts. In bouts deemed to be championship or title bouts, the competitors must be at or below the agreed upon weight.
(C)If a title bout is scheduled and one competitor does not make the agreed upon weight, that competitor is not eligible to win the title, but the opponent who made the agreed upon weight is eligible win the title.
(3)Pre-fight Physical Examination: Unarmed combat sports competitors shall undergo a pre-fight physical examination within 24 hours prior to the commencement of the event. The Administrator may approve the pre-fight physical examinations more than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the event:
(a)The pre-fight physical examination shall occur at a time and place designated or approved by the Administrator, and in the presence of the Administrator or an authorized representative of the superintendent;
(b)The promoter shall provide a suitable area in which to conduct pre-fight physical examinations. The area should allow privacy and quiet for the competitor and medical personnel during the pre-fight physical examination;
(c)Only the unarmed combat sports competitor, assigned medical personnel and an authorized representative of the superintendent are allowed in the examination room while the pre-fight physical examination is being conducted, unless the competitor and examining medical personnel agrees otherwise;
(d)Medical personnel conducting the pre-fight physical examination shall determine the fitness of the unarmed combat sports competitor to compete in the event based on standards recommended by the Medical Advisory Committee and adopted by the Commission.
(e)During the course of the administration of the pre-fight physical examination and the weigh-in, the unarmed combat sports competitor and their manager must make full disclosure of all information required by medical personnel. Falsification of any medical information provided may result in disqualification, suspension or fine of both the competitor and the manager.
(5)Post-Fight Physical Examination: Immediately upon completion of the bout, unarmed combat sports competitors must participate in a post-fight physical examination by medical personnel assigned to the event. Medical personnel conducting the examination shall submit to an authorized representative of the superintendent a report documenting each competitor’s injuries and indicating any recommended medical waiting periods deemed necessary. Medical waiting periods shall include limits on contact as well as participation in future competition. Medical waiting periods may also include any required tests or follow-up treatment recommended by medical personnel conducting the examination.
Rule 230-030-0150 — Weigh-In, Pre-fight Physical Examination and Post-fight Physical Examination,