14B NCAC 10 .0807 Seconds duties -MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
(a) In a Mixed Martial Art contest there may be three licensed seconds positioned in a designated area by a cage or fenced area or positioned in each corner of a ring. For championship bouts there may be four licensed seconds.
(b) Only the contestants and referee shall enter the ring, fenced area or cage during a match.
(c) The referee may, in his or her discretion, stop a contest if an unauthorized person enters the ring, fenced area or cage during a round.
(d) Only three seconds may enter the ring, cage or fenced area.
(e) There may be no loud yelling or profanity from anyone working the corner.
(f) If a second leaves the designated area, the fighter shall be disqualified.
(g) A fighter getting knocked out of a ring and onto the floor must get back into the ring within 20 seconds. The referee shall disqualify a contestant that receives assistance from anyone to return to the ring, cage or fenced area.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-652.1;
Eff. March 1, 2008;
Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0807 Eff. June 1, 2013;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.