- CAGESIDE OR RINGSIDE RULES
- ALL ISCF Event
Representatives are required to make sure all these rules are abided to
at the events they oversee.
- Event Officials and Event Personnel ONLY are allowed to sit at the
- This is NOT a Spectator Area and NO GUESTS of Officials will be
allowed to sit at Cageside/Ringside unless approved mutually by the ISCF Event Representative and the Event Promoter.
- All at ringside must be 18 years of age or older.
- The event Officials and Personnel Include;
- CAGESIDE OR RINGSIDE RULES
- NO Flash Photography at Cageside/Ringside.
- NO Flash Photography within 10 feet of the edge of the fighting Cage/Ring -
This includes EVERYONE, Trainers, Spectators, etc.
- Flashes can temporarily blind a fighter which could lead to serious injury
of the blinded fighter.
- Photographers: DO NOT Stand straight up in front of the event crowd when at
Cageside/Ringside. Keep down so you do not block others views.
- Stay out of the Cage and or Ring and off the ring apron while the entirety
of the bout is ongoing (Inc Round Breaks)
- You may enter the Cage/Ring (With PRIOR Approval of the event
Promoter and ISCF Event Representative) at
the end of a bout.
- VIDEO - FILM CREW
- ALL Video Crew used on an ISCF
Sanctioned event must be approved "MUTUALLY" by the ISCF Event Representative and the Event Promoter.
- Cameramen/women may stand on a cameraman stand or platform, as long as the
location has been "MUTUALLY" agreed upon by the ISCF Event Representative and the Event Promoter.
- Cameramen/women may ONLY stand in the Neutral Corner of a boxing ring if
the event is using a boxing ring.
- Their designated area of a boxing ring is known as "The SQUARE of the
- They may NOT wonder outside the SQUARE of the Corner during the fighting
round, but may do so during round breaks.
- Cameramen/women filming a cage shall have their filming location confirmed
by and "MUTUALLY" agreed upon by the ISCF
Event Representative and the Event Promoter.
- "CHEERING" Or "YELLING" is only allowed by the
Cornermen/women of the fighters.
- No "CHEERING" Or "YELLING" is allowed by those sitting
at the Cageside/Ringside tables.
- Those seated at the Cageside/Ringside tables are suppose to be "Event
Officials" who are suppose to be neutral to each and every fighter.
- For this reason, Cheering of a fighter while sitting at a Cageside/Ringside
table is prohibited.
- Additional restrictions will apply to "Televised
- SHARP OBJECTS - GLASS
- No Sharp Objects are allowed at "**Ringside"
that point upward such as:
- Mic Stands
- These items may cause serious injury if a fighter falls out of the Ring.
- NO GLASS Containers, drink containers, plates, trays etc. at all are
allowed at "**Ringside"
- (**) Since no one "Falls out of a cage"
this rule does not apply to events with Cages.
- NO ALCOHOL!
- NO ALCOHOLIC Beverages of ANY kind are allowed at ANY of the
- DRINKS AND FOOD
- All drinks must be in an enclosed or covered "Plastic" bottle or
cup or, if an open cup, be placed under the table at all times.
- This avoids any drinks splashing or spilling on important paperwork
- This also avoids any fluids splashing in the drinks. (Blood for example)
- OFFICIALS ACCESS SPACE
- There must be a minimum of "3 Feet"
from the back edge of each Cageside/Ringside chair placed at a Cageside/Ringside
table to the edge of the first spectator chair at Cageside/Ringside so event
officials can move freely around the Cage/Ring during an event.
- CROWD FENCE
- It is BEST if the promoter places a restrictive barrier between the first
row of Cageside/Ringside seats and the event officials area. (Bike Rack -
Concert Railing, etc.)
- This prevents the crowd from confronting any event official and also keeps
the crowd away from the Cage/Ring to avoid any incidents or safety issues with
the officials as well as the fighters and trainers.
- JUDGES SPACE
- There must be a minimum of 2 feet on each side of each event judge to allow
his/her privacy of judging each bout.
- NO ONE other than a "Shadow Judge" Approved by the ISCF Event Representative may sit next to a judge
during the event.
- RING ANNOUNCER
- The Ring Announcers job is to fully represent the event to the public in an
official and professional manor.
- The Ring Announcer shall NEVER use Profanity over the microphone that the
crowd will hear.
- If the Ring Announcer uses ANY Profanity over the Event PA/Microphone,
he/she could be fined up to the amount of $1,000.00 by the ISCF Event Representative and banned from the event.
- He is to read all the bout results as requested to him by the ISCF Event representative.
- For this purpose we recommend all Ring Announcers use the announcement
cards provided by the ISCF which can be
found by clicking
- There shall be NO TALKING by the Ring Announcer over the microphone or
ANYONE over a Microphone during a "REAL" bout.
- No "VOICED COMMENTATING" with a microphone to the
event audience by ANYONE when a bout is in progress.
- Commentating for TV is of course allowed.
- EVENT DJ
- There shall be NO MUSIC played during a bout.
- The ISCF requests that ISCF Sanctioned event DJ's DO NOT use Music with
abusive lyrics (Profanity) and or foul language for fighter entree music
or any music during an event.
- NO SONGS WITH FOUL LANGUAGE will be allowed during a TELEVISED EVENT for
Live Broadcast or Tape Delay!
- If a DJ plays such music during a televised event:
- They will be fined by the ISCF Event Representative $500.00 and banned from
- The Event promoter will also be fined $500.00 since it is his/her
responsibility to make sure the DJ knows this rule!
- DJ's", Please review ALL "UNKNOWN" fight music BEFORE the
- Fighters are required to request music that has NO Profanity!
- FIGHTING CAGE/RING, please go to the
MATCH ARENA PAGE.
- For Detailed Duties of all Mandatory Officials
MMA CAGE VS BOXING RING
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