LANSING (AP) – 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.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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.READ MORE: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
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.MORE NEWS: More Than 100 Michigan Schools Close Due To Copycat Threats After Oxford High Shooting
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