14B NCAC 10 .0804          GLoves - MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

(a)  For professional mixed martial arts contests each contestant must wear gloves that weigh not less than four ounces and not more than eight ounces.

(b)  Amateur mixed martial arts contestants must wear gloves that weigh not less than six ounces and not more than eight ounces.

(c)  The gloves shall be supplied by the promoter. The promoter shall use only models of gloves that have been approved by the Division representative as being clean, whole, sanitary and in good condition. Gloves shall not be twisted, cut, manipulated, altered, unfit or ill fitting in any manner. Gloves shall be constructed of soft leather material and shall be marked with the original manufacture's tag that indicates the correct weight of the glove.

(d)  The gloves for every contest or exhibition that is designed as a championship match must be new, furnished by the promoter, and made to fit the hands of the contestants.

(e)  Both contestants shall wear same size gloves.

(f)  Gloves must be inspected and passed by the inspector, referee or Division representative prior to starting the bout. If gloves to be used in preliminary contest or exhibition have been used before, they must be whole, clean, and in sanitary condition. If a glove is found to be unfit, it must be replaced with a glove that meets the requirements of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-652.1;

Eff. March 1, 2008;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0804 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.