Official Illinois State Professional MMA Rules



	DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
		
	NOTICE OF EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS
				
	(Source: Amended by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008, 
	for a maximum of 150 days)
	
	SUBPART E: MARTIAL ARTS OR MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
	Section 1370.400 Application for a License as a Contestant
				
	a) First Time Contestant (Amateur contestant desiring to turn professional or initial
	licensure for professional contestants)
				
	In addition to the application requirements set forth in subsections (c) through
	(m), the application for licensure by a first time contestant shall be completed on
	forms provided by the Division and shall include:
	1) A government issued photo identification (e.g. driver's license, passport);
	2) Proof of age (e.g. driver's license or copy of birth certificate);
	3) Social Security Number or tax identification number as appropriate; and
	4) For amateur contestants becoming professional contestants, 2 years of
	martial arts or mixed martial arts experience as an amateur including the
	total number of bouts and a breakdown of wins and losses. The applicant
	shall have a minimum of 5 bouts or demonstrate exceptional fighting
	ability as determined by the Division.
	b) Professional Contestant Licensed in Other Jurisdictions
	In addition to the application requirements set forth in subsections (f) through (n),
	(o)(6) through (10), and (p), the application for licensure by a contestant licensed
	in another jurisdiction shall be completed on forms provided by the Division and
	shall include:
	1) A federal identification card;
	2) Proof of active licensure in another jurisdiction;
	3) Proof of age (e.g. driver's license or copy of birth certificate); and
	4) Social security number or tax identification number as appropriate.
	c) A contestant over age 35 who has not competed in a contest within the last 36
	months or as otherwise determined by the Division, may be required to appear
	before the Board to determine their fitness to participate in a contest.
	d) The Division may deny an application for licensure if the applicant fails to meet
	the qualifications specified in this Section or fails to pass an examination if such
	examination is required or otherwise completes training to the satisfaction of the
	Division.
	e) No contestant shall participate in a contest without being licensed.
	f) Contestants shall be separately licensed for either boxing or martial arts/mixed
	martial arts.
	g) An applicant for a license shall complete an application provided by the Division
	which shall include the fee set forth in Section 1370.305.
	h) An applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
	i) An applicant must show proof of residency.
	j) Disclose in writing on a form provided by the Division a complete medical
	history including any prior or existing medical conditions.
	k) All fees involved with medical examinations and/or tests required in this Part
	shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
	l) Licensees shall comply with all applicable federal regulations governing martial
	arts or mixed martial arts.
	m) Proof of good moral character. The applicant shall notify the Division of any
	criminal convictions other than minor traffic violations. The Division may
	consider any criminal convictions or discipline in another jurisdiction in which
	the applicant is licensed when determining if applicant is qualified for licensure.
	n) When the accuracy or sufficiency of any submitted documentation of stated
	experience is questioned by the Division or the Board because of lack of
	information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given or a need for
	clarification, the applicant seeking licensure may be requested to:
	1) Provide such information as may be necessary; and/or
	2) Appear for an interview before the Board to clarify information or clear up
	any discrepancies or conflicts in information.
	o) All contestants must submit proof of completion of a physical examination by a
	physician. The examining physician shall conduct such examinations and tests as
	necessary to attest to the fitness of the applicant to engage in contests. Each
	contestant shall provide, to the Division, certified copies of medical tests
	performed by a laboratory; no later than the scheduled weigh-in before any
	contest. All physical exam and laboratory results submitted shall be no more than
	6 months old from the date of submission. These submissions shall include, but
	not be limited to:
	1) E.K.G. results with the attending physician's findings;
	2) Chest x-ray results with the attending physician's findings;
	3) CT/MRI brain scan report (without contrast) with the attending physician's
	findings;
	4) A urine, blood or other test indicating no prohibited drugs;
	5) A blood test which verifies applicant is free from sexually transmitted
	diseases;
	6) A blood test which verifies the applicant is HIV negative;
	7) A blood test which verifies the applicant is Hepatitis B (HBsAg) negative;
	8) A blood test which verifies the applicant is Hepatitis C (HCVAb)
	negative;
	9) An eye examination by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its
	branches and who specializes in ophthalmology; and
	10) Any other test a physician may require.
	p) Physical examinations of female contestants shall also include a pelvic,
	abdominal and breast exam.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.405 Application for a License as a Promoter, Matchmaker, Manager or
	Second
								
	a) Martial arts/mixed martial arts promoters, matchmakers, managers and seconds
	shall be separately licensed for either boxing or martial arts/mixed martial arts.
	b) An applicant for licensure as a martial arts/mixed martial arts promoter shall
	adhere to the requirements contained in Section 1370.15.
	c) An applicant for licensure as a martial arts/mixed martial arts matchmaker or
	manager shall adhere to the requirements contained in Section 1370.20(d).
	d) An applicant for licensure as a martial arts/mixed martial arts second shall adhere
	to the requirements contained in Section 1370.20(b).
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.410 Application for a License as a Timekeeper, Referee or Judge
										
	a) The Division may deny an application for licensure if the applicant fails to meet
	the qualifications specified in this Section or fails to pass an examination if such
	examination is required or otherwise completes training to the satisfaction of the
	Division.
	b) All timekeepers, referees or judges shall be licensed.
	c) Timekeepers, referees and judges shall be separately licensed for either boxing or
	martial arts/mixed martial arts.
	d) An applicant for a license shall complete an application provided by the Division
	which shall include the fee set forth in Section 1370.305.
	e) An applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
	f) All fees involved with medical examinations and/or tests required in this Part
	shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
	g) Licensees shall comply with all applicable federal regulations governing martial
	arts or mixed martial arts.
	h) Proof of good moral character. The applicant shall notify the Division of any
	criminal convictions other than minor traffic violations. The Division may
	consider any criminal convictions or discipline in another jurisdiction in which
	the applicant is licensed when determining if applicant is qualified for licensure.
	i) When the accuracy or sufficiency of any submitted documentation of stated
	experience is questioned by the Division or the Board because of lack of
	information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given or a need for
	clarification, the applicant seeking licensure may be requested to:
	1) Provide such information as may be necessary; and/or
	2) Appear for an interview before the Board to clarify information or clear up
	any discrepancies or conflicts in information.
	j) The application for licensure as a referee, judge or timekeeper shall be completed
	on forms provided by the Division and shall include:
	1) A government issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license, passport);
	2) An eye examination by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its
	branches and who specializes in ophthalmology no more than 6 months
	old from the date of application; and
	3) Documented experience in martial arts or mixed martial arts which shall
	include but not be limited to:
	A) 3 of the last 5 years in amateur or professional martial arts or
	mixed martial arts contests; or
	B) exceptional ability as a referee, judge or timekeeper as determined
	by the Division; or
	C) proof of active licensure in another jurisdiction.
	k) In addition to the requirements of this Section, applicants for licensure as a referee
	shall provide proof of a physical examination by a physician no more than 6
	months old from the date of application, to determine whether the applicant is in
	good physical condition, and has the speed and reflexes necessary for the
	protection of both fighters, and that he or she has correct or uncorrected visual
	acuity of at least 20/40 in both eyes.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.415 Application for a Permit to Conduct a Contest
				
	Applications for permits to conduct a MA/MMA contest shall adhere to the requirements
	contained in Section 1370.25(a), (c) through (e), and (g), and the insurance requirements of
	Section 8 of the Act.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.417 Physicians, Paramedics, Promoters, Seconds, Timekeepers, Referees, and
	Scoring
				
	For purposes of this emergency rule, physicians, paramedics, promoters, seconds, timekeepers,
	referees, and scoring involving a MA/MMA contest shall comply with the following:
	a) for physicians and paramedics, Section 1370.105;
	b) for promoters, Section 1370.25(f)(3) through (10), and in addition, the promoter
	shall also provide a fighting area that meets the requirements set forth in Section
	1370.440;
	c) for seconds, Section 1370.26(a) through (c);
	d) for timekeepers, Section 1370.27;
	e) for referees, Section 1370.28;
	f) for scoring, Section 1370.80(a) through (h).
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
		
	Section 1370.420 Classes and Weights of Contestants
		
	a) In accordance with generally accepted martial arts or mixed martial arts practices,
	contestants shall be classified under the following classifications:
	Weight Class Weights Allowances
	1) Straw Weight up to 115 pounds 3 pounds
	2) Flyweight over 115 to 125 pounds 3 pounds
	3) Bantamweight over 125 to 135 pounds 3 pounds
	4) Featherweight over 135 to 145 pounds 5 pounds
	5) Lightweight over 145 to 155 pounds 5 pounds
	6) Welterweight over 155 to 170 pounds 5 pounds
	7) Middleweight over 170 to 185 pounds 7 pounds
	8) Light Heavyweight over 185 to 205 pounds 7 pounds
	9) Heavyweight over 205 to 265 pounds 7 pounds
	10) Super Heavyweight over 265 pounds
	b) Any weight division change must be approved by the Division.
	c) Contestants shall only fight contestants in their own weight class unless
	permission is granted by the Division.
	d) At the weigh-in, no contestant may lose more than 3 pounds in less than a 2 hour
	period. This does not apply to light heavyweight class and above.
	e) Allowance in weight classes is the weight difference permitted between
	contestants in 2 different weight classes.
	f) Prior to engaging in a match or exhibition, all contestants shall submit to a weighin
	and a physical examination within 24 hours prior to the contest.
	g) The weigh-in shall be conducted at the time and place designated by the
	Department. The scales must weigh accurately and be capable of weighing up to
	an appropriate weight, as determined by the Department.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.430 Attire and Equipment for Contestants
				
	a) Attire and Equipment for Contestants
	All contestants shall comply with the following:
	1) Contestants shall wear athletic shorts that do not extend below the knee,
	such as, mixed martial arts shorts, grappling or fighting shorts, boxing
	shorts or kickboxing shorts, as specified in the bout agreement.
	2) Each contestant shall have available for the contest 2 uniforms of
	contrasting colors, consisting of a body shirt, athletic jersey and shorts.
	No leotards or other such costume is permissible.
	3) Shirts or gis shall not be worn by a contestant during a bout, unless
	approved by the sanctioning body.
	4) Knee pads, elbow pads, chest protectors (for male contestants), shin
	guards, or footwear and shoes shall not be allowed.
	5) All contestants shall wear an individually fitted mouthpiece, which shall
	be subject to examination and approval by the Division:
	A) all contestants shall have 2 mouthpieces; and
	B) a round will not begin until both contestants have their respective
	mouthpieces in place.
	6) Male contestants shall wear a foul-proof groin protector.
	7) Female contestants:
	A) shall wear a breast protector during the contest with both
	contestants wearing the same type. The breast protector shall be
	subject to examination and approval by the Division; and
	B) may wear a pelvic protector at the option of the contestant.
	8) Taping of hands, wrists and ankles is permitted.
	9) A contestant shall be prohibited from wearing any attire or equipment that
	contains any metal substance.
	10) All equipment and attire are subject to approval of the Division. An
	inspector or other Division representative may direct a contestant to
	change any attire or equipment where he or she determines that the attire
	or equipment gives unfair advantage or is a threat to the health, safety, or
	welfare of the other contestant or the public.
	b) Bandages/Handwraps
	In all weight classes, seconds must adhere to the following for wrapping hands:
	1) The bandages/handwraps shall consist of soft gauze type cloth that is no
	more than 15 yards in length and 2 inches in width and held in place by no
	more than 6 feet of surgeon's tape provided that the tape shall be no more
	than one inch in width for each hand;
	2) The surgeon's tape shall be placed directly on each hand for protection
	near the wrist;
	3) Bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand;
	4) The binding of surgeon's tape must not be applied within one half inch of
	the knuckles of the contestant's hand;
	5) Bandages and tape shall be placed on the contestant's hand in the dressing
	room prior to the bout in the presence of the inspector. The opposing
	contestant for a title may also witness the bandaging of the opponent's
	hands. This privilege may be waived; and
	6) The Division official shall approve all bandages and taping prior to gloves
	being placed on any contestant and after gloves are removed. Under no
	circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a contestant before
	approval by the inspector.
	c) Gloves for Contestants
	1) Contestants competing against each other in the same bout shall wear the
	same sized gloves.
	2) Gloves shall be whole, clean and in good condition. Broken gloves are
	prohibited during any bout or contest.
	3) Gloves that are padded in the palm or fingertip area are prohibited.
	4) All gloves shall be inspected and approved by the inspector prior to each
	bout. The inspector or a designee of the Division may inspect gloves at
	any time.
	5) All gloves shall be furnished by the promoter. For all title bouts gloves
	shall be new. Promoters must have extra sets of gloves in each size used
	during the contest, to be used in case gloves are broken or in any way
	damaged during the course of a bout. Promoters are prohibited from
	furnishing gloves provided to him or her by a contestant.
	6) Gloves shall be appropriate in size for the contestants and shall be no less
	than 4 ounces and no more than 6 ounces in weight.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.440 Structure of the Fighting Area for Contests
				
	a) Contests shall be held in a ring, cage or a fenced area.
	b) The fighting area shall meet the following requirements:
	1) The fighting area:
	A) shall be constructed in a manner that does not pose a substantial
	risk to the safety or health of any person. The fighting area must
	be circular or have as many as eight equal sides for a contest. The
	fighting area shall be no smaller than 16 feet wide and no larger
	than 32 feet wide within the ropes, cage or fenced area;
	B) shall have a corner with a blue designation and the corner directly
	across shall have a red designation;
	C) floor shall extend at least 24 inches beyond the ropes or other
	barrier. The floor must be of a canvas, duck, or similar material
	that shall be padded with at least a 1 inch layer of foam padding
	that shall extend over the edge of the platform of the fighting area.
	Vinyl or other plastic rubberized covering is prohibited. Materials
	that may gather in lumps or ridges during the bout or contest are
	prohibited;
	D) platform shall be no more than 4 feet above the floor on which it is
	standing and must have suitable steps or ramps for use by officials
	and the contestants;
	E) shall have 5 fighting area ropes, when fighting area ropes are used,
	not less than 1 inch in diameter and wrapped in soft material. The
	lowest rope must be no higher than 12 inches from the fighting
	area floor; and
	F) must not be obstructed by any object, including, without limitation,
	a triangular border, on any part of the fighting area floor.
	2) When fighting area ropes are used, the post:
	A) must be made of metal no less 3 inches and not more than 6 inches
	in diameter, and must be properly padded in a manner approved by
	the Division; and
	B) must be 18 inches away from the fighting area ropes.
	3) The fenced or cage specifications for martial arts and mixed martial arts
	shall meet the following requirements:
	A) be made of material that will prevent a contestant of falling out or
	breaking through the fighting area onto the floor beneath the
	fighting area or onto spectators. The enclosure may be composed
	of vinyl-coated chain link fencing or other similar material;
	B) any exposed metal on the interior of the fenced or caged area must
	be covered and padded in a manner approved by the inspector or
	Division representative. The covering shall not be abrasive to the
	contestants;
	C) any metal parts used to reinforce the fenced or caged area
	enclosure shall not interfere with the safety of the contestants;
	D) the enclosure shall provide 2 separate entries onto the fighting area
	canvas that are sufficient to allow easy access to the fighting area
	by officials and emergency personnel. The entrances must be
	padded or covered so that there is no exposed metal on the interior
	of the fence or caged area;
	E) The enclosure shall not obstruct or limit the supervision and
	regulation of the bout by the official or Division representatives;
	and
	F) The enclosure shall not inhibit the judging of the bout in any
	manner.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.450 Intentional and Accidental Fouls and Injuries
				
	a) The following actions in a bout or contest shall be considered fouls:
	1) Butting with the head;
	2) Eye gouging of any kind;
	3) Biting;
	4) Hair pulling;
	5) Fishhooking;
	6) Groin attacks of any kind;
	7) Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration of an
	opponent;
	8) Small joint manipulation;
	9) Striking to the spine or the back of the head;
	10) Striking downward using the point of the elbow;
	11) Throat strikes of any kind, including without limitation, grabbing the
	trachea;
	12) Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh;
	13) Grabbing the clavicle;
	14) Kicking the head of a grounded opponent;
	15) Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent;
	16) Stomping a grounded opponent;
	17) Kicking to the kidney with the heel;
	18) Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck;
	19) Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area;
	20) Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent;
	21) Spitting at an opponent;
	22) Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes injury to an
	opponent;
	23) Holding the ropes or the fence;
	24) Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area;
	25) Attacking an opponent during the break;
	26) Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee;
	27) Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of
	unarmed combat;
	28) Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee;
	29) Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an
	opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking
	an injury;
	30) Interference by the corner; and
	31) Throwing in the towel during competition.
	b) Injuries
	1) The referee, at his or her discretion, may request that the physician
	examine a contestant during the bout. Should the examination occur
	during the course of a round, the clock shall be stopped until the
	examination is completed. The physician may recommend the referee to
	stop the bout, in which case the referee shall then render the appropriate
	decision.
	2) In the event of serious cuts or injuries, the referee shall summon the
	physician who shall advise whether the bout should be stopped.
	3) A referee may consider the decision of the physician.
	4) The referee shall be authorized to determine if injuries were produced by a
	foul, and if the foul was intentional or accidental.
	c) Injuries Sustained by Fair Blows and Fouls:
	1) Fair Blows
	If injury is severe enough to terminate a contest, the injured contestant
	loses by technical knockout (TKO).
	2) Fouls
	A) Intentional
	i) if an intentional foul causes an injury, and the injury is
	severe enough to terminate a bout immediately, the
	contestant causing the injury shall lose by disqualification.
	ii) if an intentional foul causes an injury and the bout is
	allowed to continue, the referee may notify the Division
	representative and may deduct points from the contestant
	who caused the foul.
	iii) if an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results
	in the bout being stopped in a later round, the injured
	contestant shall win by technical decision if he or she is
	ahead on the scorecards or the bout shall result in a
	technical draw if the injured contestant is behind or even on
	the scorecards.
	iv) if a contestant injures him or herself while attempting to
	intentionally foul his or her opponent, the referee shall not
	take any action in his or her favor, and this injury shall be
	the same as one produced by a fair blow.
	v) if the referee feels that a contestant has conducted him or
	herself in an unsportsmanlike manner he or she may stop
	the bout and disqualify the contestant.
	B) Accidental
	i) if the referee determines either from their observation or
	that of the physician that the bout may not continue because
	of the injury from the accidental foul the bout will be
	declared a no contest if the foul occurred:
	? during the first 2 rounds of a non-championship
	bout; or,
	? during the first 3 rounds of a championship bout.
	ii) if the referee determines either from their observation or
	that of the physician that the bout may not continue because
	of the injury from the accidental foul the bout will be
	determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round
	which the referee stops the bout if the foul occurred:
	? after the completion of the second round in a nonchampionship
	bout; or,
	? after the completion of the third round in a
	championship bout.
	iii) A contestant who is hit with an accidental low blow must
	continue after a reasonable amount of time, but no more
	than 5 minutes or he or she may lose the bout by technical
	knockout.
	iv) if an injury from an accidental foul later becomes
	aggravated by fair blows and the referee orders the bout
	stopped because of the injury, the outcome must be
	determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round
	in which the referee stops the contest.
	3) In assessing fouls, the referee shall weigh the cause as well as the effect.
	If the referee has seen an unauthorized blow, strike or attack delivered that
	has a damaging effect, the referee may permit a rest period to the victim
	not to exceed 5 minutes. During the rest period, seconds may not assist or
	coach the injured contestant. The offending contestant shall go to a
	neutral corner and shall not be coached during the period.
	4) At the discretion of the referee, the referee may give an official warning or
	penalty to the offending contestant for the unauthorized blow, strike or
	attack, and then may give the command to continue after the end of the
	rest period if the contestant who received the unauthorized blow, strike or
	attack indicates ability to continue the bout. If the injured contestant
	refuses to continue after a 5 minute rest period, the opponent shall be
	named the winner.
	5) Repeated unauthorized blows, strikes or attacks shall be penalized with
	deduction of points from the offending contestant or disqualification of the
	offending contestant.
	6) A contestant cannot be named the winner of a bout as the result of
	receiving an unauthorized blow, strike or attack, or low blow unless, in the
	opinion of the referee, the unauthorized blow, strike or attack was
	delivered deliberately and of enough force to seriously incapacitate the
	injured contestant so that he or she could not continue the bout. Under
	this condition, the offender shall be disqualified immediately.
	7) A fouled contestant has up to 5 minutes to recuperate.
	8) Only a referee can assess a foul and any point deductions. If the referee
	does not call the foul, judges shall not make that assessment on their own.
	9) If a foul is committed:
	A) The referee shall call time.
	B) The referee shall check the fouled contestant's condition and
	safety.
	C) The referee shall then assess the foul to the offending contestant,
	deduct points and notify the seconds, judges and official
	scorekeeper.
	10) If a bottom contestant commits a foul, unless the top contestant is injured,
	the contest will continue.
	A) The referee will verbally notify the bottom contestant of the foul.
	B) When the round is over, the referee will assess the foul and notify
	both corners, the judges and the official scorekeeper.
	C) The referee may terminate a bout based on the severity of a foul.
	If the referee terminates a bout under such circumstances, the
	contestant committing the foul shall lose by disqualification.
	11) Where any injury severe enough for the referee to stop the contest
	immediately after 2 rounds of a 3 round contest, or after 3 rounds of a 5
	round contest are complete, the results of the bout shall be determined as if
	the bout was completed.
	12) Disqualification occurs after any combination of 3 fouls or if the referee
	determines the foul to be intentional.
	13) Except as provided in this Section, any contestant guilty of committing a
	foul in a round shall be given an immediate warning and points may be
	deducted from the contestant's total score as determined by the referee.
	The use of foul tactics may also result in the disqualification of the
	contestant.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.460 Rounds
		
	Rounds:
	a) Non-title Bouts. Each non-title bout shall be no less than 3 rounds of 5 minutes in
	length, with a 1-minute rest period between rounds with a 10 second warning
	signal.
	b) Title Bouts. Each title bout shall be no more than 5 rounds and no less than 3
	rounds of 5 minutes in length, with a 1-minute rest period between rounds with a
	10 second warning signal.
	(Source: Added by emergency rulemaking at 32 Ill. Reg. 10448, effective June 27, 2008,
	for a maximum of 150 days)
				
	Section 1370.470 Types of Bout Results
				
	A bout may end under the following results:
	a) Submission:
	1) Tap out: when a contestant physically uses their hands to indicate that
	they no longer wish to continue.
	2) Verbal tap out: when a contestant verbally announces to the referee that
	they do not wish to continue.
	b) Knockout (KO): Failure to rise from canvas.
	c) Technical Knockout (TKO):
	1) Referee stops bout because contestant can no longer defend him or herself;
	or
	2) Physician advises referee to stop the bout; or
	3) When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to
	terminate the bout.
	d) Decision via scorecards:
	1) Unanimous decision: when all 3 judges score the bout for the same
	contestant.
	2) Split decision: when 2 judges score the bout for one contestant and one
	judge scores for the opponent.
	3) Majority decision: when 2 judges score the bout for the same contestant
	and one judge scores the bout a draw.
	e) Draws:
	1) Unanimous: when all 3 judges score the bout a draw.
	2) Majority: when 2 judges score the bout a draw.
	3) Split: when all 3 judges score it differently and the score total results in a
	draw.
	f) Disqualification: when a contestant has intentionally fouled his or her opponent
	severe enough to terminate the contest or engages in other unsportsmanlike
	conduct.
	g) Forfeit: when a contestant fails to begin competition or prematurely ends the
	contest for reasons other than injury or indicating a tap out.
	h) Technical draw: When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an
	intentional foul causes the injured contestant to be unable to continue and the
	injured contestant is even or behind on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
	i) Technical decision: When the bout is prematurely stopped due to an injury and a
	contestant is leading on the scorecards.
	j) No contest: When a contestant is prematurely stopped due to accidental injury
	and a sufficient number of rounds have not been completed to render a decision
	via scorecards.