A ringside physician, through pre‐fight
physicals, determines the medical suitability of participants. During
contests, physicians monitor and evaluate participants and confer with
the referee when necessary. Ringside physicians conduct post‐fight
physicals and administer emergency assistance to participants until
emergency medical personnel assume responsibility. They complete all
medical documents required by Nevada Revised Statutes ("NRS") and Nevada
Administrative Code ("NAC") and the Nevada State Athletic Commission
("USMTA"). A ringside physician is appointed by and serves at the
pleasure of the USMTA as a licensee.
A ringside physician licensed
through the USMTA must exercise professionalism at all times.
A ringside physician duties
include the responsibility to medically supervise, oversee and medically
monitor unarmed combatants of a during an event.
A ringside physician is
responsible to use his or her knowledge to medically supervise, oversee
and levy appropriate suspensions on unarmed combatants following each
A ringside physician must not
treat any unarmed combatant except as specifically detailed in NAC
A ringside physician is bound by
and must follow the Nevada State Athletic Commission Ring Officials Code
of Ethics and Conduct.
A ringside physician is required
to communicate effectively on all levels and maintain effective
relationships with USMTA as well as all other officials. The ringside
physician reports directly to the Executive Director and/or the USMTA
and must be prepared to discuss the outcome of any contest they
A ringside physician must attend
required training sessions and must be able to exhibit knowledge of the
required medical statutes and regulations governing unarmed combat found
in NRS and NAC Chapter 467.
A ringside physician may be
expected to perform additional job related duties and may be required to
have or develop additional specific job related knowledge and skills.
An applicant must pass a
An applicant must not have been
convicted of a felony or other crime of moral turpitude.
An applicant must have the ability
to concentrate and focus on the bout without being distracted by the
An applicant is required to arrive
one (1) hour prior to the event, stay until the event is completed, all
unarmed combatants have left the dressing rooms, and attend a debriefing
meeting held at the conclusion of every event.
An applicant cannot have any
direct affiliation with any unarmed combatant, manager, matchmaker,
promoter or television network.
An applicant must be licensed to
practice medicine in the State of Nevada for a minimum of five (5)
An applicant must be annually
certified in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or advanced life‐saving
An applicant must be Board
Certified in his/her own specialty.
An applicant must have an interest
and knowledge of unarmed combat sports (boxing, mixed martial arts, and
martial arts), and a concern for the health and safety of the fighters.
An applicant must have an
understanding of the importance of preventing the use of performance
An applicant must have the ability
to modify their professional and personal schedule.
An applicant’s medical license
must be in good standing, including up to date completion of all CME’s
required by his/her licensing body authority.
An applicant must possess either a
Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree.
An applicant is to provide his/her
own medical malpractice coverage.
An applicant is under a continuing
duty to maintain suitability to be licensed as a physician and must
update the Commission of any changes to personal information including
arrests, charges or indictments. Failure to report any arrest,
detainment, charge, indictment, or conviction that has not been expunged
or sealed by a court, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is cause for
denial of licensure, revocation of the license or disciplinary action
against the applicant.
The Commission and the Executive
Director reserve the right to add additional criteria as the need
A ringside physician is not paid a
salary or provided any benefits.
A professional ringside physician
is compensated at the conclusion of each event. The range of
compensation varies depending on the particular contest.
There is no guaranty of a certain
number of assignments or a specific amount of compensation in each
fiscal year. Assignments to specific contests are at the discretion of
the Executive Director and USMTA and are based on experience, recent
performance, reliability, professionalism, and difficulty of assignment.
The position is open to all
The position requires annual
A ringside physician must have
provided evidence / documentation of ringside coverage for a minimum of
30 professional fights or 45 amateur fights, or comparable combination
of professional and amateur fights.
A ringside physician must provide
three letters of recommendation from someone related to or associated
with the industry of unarmed combat.
A physician applying for the
position of ringside physician will be subject to a probationary period
where the physician is monitored/evaluated for four months by two or
three of our ringside physicians. Thereafter, our ringside physicians
will make a recommendation as to licensing the physician in writing to
Please submit a resume and 3
letters of reference by mail, fax or email to: