1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 41: Combative Sports


Section 1014 Regulation of authorized professional combative sports

General Business (GBS)

The commission shall promulgate regulations governing the conduct of authorized professional combative sports that:

  1. establish parameters and limitations on weights and classes of professionals;

  2. establish parameters and limitations on the number and duration of rounds;

  3. establish the requirements for the presence of medical equipment, medical personnel, an ambulance, other emergency apparatus and an emergency medical plan;

  4. establish responsibilities of all licensees before, during and after an event;

  5. define unsportsmanlike practices;

  6. establish conditions for the forfeiture of any prize, remuneration or purse, or any part thereof based on the conduct of professionals, their managers and seconds;

  7. establish parameters and standards for required and allowed equipment items utilized by professionals;

  8. establish parameters and standards for rings, combat surfaces and appurtenances thereto; and

  9. establish such other rules and conditions as are necessary to effectuate the commission's purpose.