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.