6.) Drugs and drug use will not be tolerated at an MBL/USMTA sanctioned event. Possible or complete dismissal from the sport and the possibility of a State Athletic Commission ban from the sport could happen because of this infringement.
7.) The standard rules and regulations pertaining to amateur MMA acknowledge by the ABC and the USMTA’s MBL should always be adhered to, no short cuts are accepted unless under certain legalities and technicalities.
8.) No glass of any kind, including drink bottle, cups etc. should be anywhere need the arena/cage etc. Possible fines may be incurred for offenses of this nature.
9.) Promoters must be made aware that ‘an MBL/USMTA event is a sanctioned event. Amateur Boxing bouts must be Co-sanctioned with an applicable Boxing sanctioning body. Qualified Boxing officials or trained officials should look after that bout, if accepted at the event. Boxing sanctioning fee will be determined by the applicable Boxing organization.
10.) Amateur Kickboxing/Thai boxing bouts held at an MBL/USMTA sanctioned event should have the fighters registered and licensed as per normal under the regulations of the USMTA.
11.) Other Kickboxing sanctioning fees if not sanctioned by the USMTA, will be determined by the applicable Kickboxing organization.
12.) MBL/USMTA registration fee per fighter/competitor is standard $15.00 per annum, which is approximately 0.13 cents a week. All competitors and fighters MUST register prior to competition or bouts. All forms must be collected and posted to the head office in NY where they will be scanned and filed for reference. Strict confidentiality is held by the USMTA on all MBL/USMTA registered fighters or members. All other papers if requested will be returned to the promoter.
13.) There will be a One – Ten (1 -10) ranking of MBL competitors on the website for several pending weight divisions of the league. All other information will remain the property of the USMTA and said promoter.
14.) Registered MBL competitors will receive via mail, there new MBL Registered Combatant Card, Certificate of membership, new embroidered MBL patch and other pertinent information pertaining to the MBL. No Patches are given to any person who is NOT a Certified. Official with the USMTA/MBL. USMTA (Muay Thai) representatives will not have official access to these patches without prior notice.
15.) This is understood that this is to benefit the sport of Amateur MMA in the state of New York. Our testing ground will spread to other states as we become better organized.
16.) May it also be noticed that promoters of an MBL or even a USMTA event should not act in any official position as this can be seen as a conflict of interest to the results and the event. A Promoter is a Promoter and an MBL/USMTA Official acting in his/her course, cannot be both. May it also be noticed the promoters of events should not act in a Judging or Refereeing position at an MBL/USMTA event. This may also raise the question of impartiality to the bouts of the event. Many eyes see different things. Just as a photograph does not tell the whole story, we must be aware of this.
17.) All Officials should stand back from this area of contradiction and let another person or person complete the task at hand and shoulder this responsibility.
18.) A senior USMTA/MBL official MAY have the authority to walk into any sanctioned USMTA/MBL event if and when they are asked to do so by an AND or SD and ask to see the papers of the fighters etc., He/she may ask to see the sanction form, insurance form, and medical and blood work forms from the event. An official may determine if they should cancel the event because of safety concerns, unless the issue(s) can be corrected on that night. He/she may issue a warning or install a fine to the promoter depending on the severity of the case. All cases will be processed and given fair hearing to determine the penalty, by a “Safety Board” which we will incorporate for such happenings. This paper plus any amendments will be included or updated in the USMTA Rules and regulations manual for Amateur MMA.
19.) Certified representatives of the USMTA/MBL must take a review course given by NY State Directors every 12 months. If a review course is not taken they may not be able to work an event as an Official. The review course is FREE.
20.) $50 for a Judge course $75 for Officials course or $100 for Both only after that course may one receive a Patch and Certificate there will be no more appointments by Proxy.
21.) All Medical Paper Work Must be Submitted To The NY State Representative 7days prior to The Event for Review (I have Set up a email MBLNYS@gmail.com) So that everything can be kept on file, if the medical paper work is not submitted 7 days prior the match is canceled (as is the standard set by the NJSAC).
22.) NY State Directors are to Staff all New York State sanctioned USMTA/MBL events. A promoter or AOP or the President may request an Official but the final choice is up to the NY State Directors.