A professional judge (“judge”) is
responsible for scoring bouts of unarmed combat specifically boxing ,
kick boxing or mixed martial arts contests sanctioned by the Nevada
State Athletic Commission ("USMTA"). A judge is a person who, through
experience and training has the ability to evaluate the performance of
boxers, kick boxers and mixed martial artists (“unarmed combatants”). A
judge is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the members of the
USMTA as a licensee.
A judge licensed through the USMTA
must exercise professionalism at all times.
A judge’s duties include the
responsibility to judge professional unarmed combat contests in Nevada
or in other jurisdictions as a representative of the USMTA.
A judge is responsible to use his
or her experience, training and knowledge of the rules and scoring
criteria in order to observe, analyze and effectively score a contest of
A judge is bound by and must
follow the Nevada State Athletic Commission Ring Officials Code of
Ethics and Conduct.
A judge is required to communicate
effectively on all levels and maintain effective relationships with
USMTA as well as all other officials. The judge reports directly to the
Executive Director and/or the USMTA and must be prepared to discuss the
outcome of any contest they judge.
A judge must attend required
training sessions and must be able to exhibit knowledge of the required
scoring criteria and the governing statutes and regulations for unarmed
combat found in Nevada Revised Statutes ("NRS") and Nevada
Administrative Code ("NAC") Chapter 467.
A judge may be expected to perform
additional job related duties and may be required to have or develop
additional specific job related knowledge and skills.
1. An applicant must
pass a background check.
2. An applicant must be
at least 21 years of age.
3. An applicant must
not have been convicted of a felony or other crime of moral turpitude.
4. An ideal applicant:
A. for a boxing judge
license is familiar with the American Boxing Commission (ABC) scoring
criteria and is a registered USA Boxing Judge and/or is currently
licensed with their state’s boxing commission and working regularly as a
Professional Boxing Judge.
an MMA judge is a registered ISKA, KICK, UMMAF or ISCF MMA judge and/or
is currently licensed with their state’s athletic commission and working
regularly as a Professional MMA Judge.
C. for a Kick boxing
judge is a registered ISKA, KICK, UMMAF, MTIA, or USMTA judge and/or is
currently licensed with their state’s athletic commission and working
regularly as a Professional Kick boxing Judge.
5. An applicant must
pass an annual eye exam conducted by a licensed optometrist or
ophthalmologist, and may be required to pass a physical examination.
6. An applicant must
have the ability to critically analyze and effectively score a
professional contest of unarmed combat by interpreting and applying the
applicable rules for the event and adhering to the NRS 467 and NAC 467.
7. An applicant must
have the ability to concentrate and focus on the bout without being
distracted by the surroundings.
An applicant is required to arrive
one (1) hour prior to the event, stay until the event is completed, 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 is under a continuing
duty to maintain suitability to be licensed as a judge 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
The Commission and the Executive
Director reserve the right to add additional criteria as the need
A judge is not paid a salary or
provided any benefits.
A judge 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
Candidates will be selected
through an interview process based on the following criteria: prior
experience, successfully passing a Professional Judging Examination
specific to their license type, and successfully judging one or more
professional fight videos.
Once selected, the candidate must
participate in a mentoring program with a USMTA Senior Judge for six (6)
months to one (1) year based on performance and prior experience.
Please submit a resume and 3
letters of reference by mail, fax or email to: